Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) organized an elating Maa Bhagwati Jagran at Phagwara, Punjab on 4 July 2015. The Jagran was conducted by Sadhvi Fakira Bharti Ji and her team of Sadhvi sisters, under the guidance of His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji.
Goddess Durga as THE INVINCIBLE is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. Goddess Durga symbolizes the divine forces (positive energy) known as Divine Shakti (feminine energy/ power) that is used against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. She protects her devotees from evil powers and safeguards them. It is believed that Goddess Durga is the combined form of powers of Goddesses Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati.
It is also believed that Goddess Durga was created by Lord Vishnu as a warrior goddess to fight with the demon, Mahishasur in order to protect good people (Devas). She was the divine personification of the combined energies of all the gods in the form of weapons and emblems (Mudras).
Goddess Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. The Sanskrit word Durga means ‘fort or a place that is protected and thus difficult to reach’. Durga, also called Divine Shakti, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces (negative energy and vices—arrogance, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, greed and selfishness).
Goddess Durga is depicted as a warrior woman with eight hands carrying weapons of different kinds assuming mudras, (symbolic hand gestures) that represent her teachings. The Divine Goddess represents the Supreme power behind the creation, preservation and destruction of the world. Through melodious and thought provoking devotional bhajans, the preachers sang the glories of Maa Durga.
The purpose of this spiritual session was to invigorate the masses, and help them find a path to greater consciousness. By the end of the transcendent Jagran, the audience was fully enthralled and immersed in bhakti Ras.
The event was concluded with Aarti Vandana, followed by Prasad distribution.