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Shardiya Navratra – Nine Sacred Nights
And Nine Sacred Gemstones

Shardiya Navratri is one of the most celebrated festivals dedicated to the worship of popular Hindu deity, Goddess Durga. ‘Nav ‘means nine and ‘ Ratri‘ stands for nights. Quite expectedly, the word Navratri literally translates to nine sacred days of pure spiritual bliss. During these nine spiritual nights and ten religious days, nine different manifestations of Goddess Durga are worshipped by devotees across the globe with much aplomb and fanfare.

In addition, Shardiya Navratri is a unique festival that venerates a heavenly cosmic configuration and blesses a certain gemstones with powers to change the course of one’s life and whisk on away towards a content, healthy, peaceful and affluent life. These gemstones are nine in number and are referred to as ‘Navratna’, which literally translates to nine sacred gemstones that can amplify the spiritual bliss and help seek the divine blessings of Goddess Durga in all her nine powerful manifestations.

These valuable ‘Navratna’ can help one imbibe in the heavenly cosmic vibes during the Shardiya Navratri festivalLet’s discuss about the nine different gemstones and their holy connection with the nine different manifestations of Goddess Durga during Shardiya Navratri festival. 

1. First Manifestation of Goddess Durga – Mother Shailaputri and the divine Ruby Gemstones

Vande Vanchhitalabhay chandrardhakritshekharam| 
Vrisharudham Shooldharam Shailputreem Yashasvineem||

The first sacred day of Shardiya Navratri festival is dedicated to the first appellation of Goddess Durga referred to as Mother Shailputri by devotees. Shailputri literally translates to the daughter of the mountains. Hindu mythology has it that, Mother Shailputri is Hemavati who was the daughter of the Hindu Mountain God - Hemvaan. It is believed that Mother Shailputri presides over the ‘Navaratna’ – Ruby, also called Manik or Manikya in India.

Ruby or manik gemstone represents astrological planet - Sun. Ruby makes for one of the most preferred astrological remedies to strengthen or propitiate Sun in one’s horoscope chart, especially if it is energized during Navratri festival. Ruby is the best gemstone for anyone who is desirous of enhancing self-confidence, developing cordial relations with higher-ups or influential people in one’s career or business, seeking growth, power and possession. It is also a suitable remedy for those who wish to strengthen or improve their relations with their fathers and get support from them.

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2. Second Manifestation of Goddess Durga – Mother Brahmcharini and the sacred Yellow Sapphire Gemstones

Dadhana karpadmabhayaamaqshmala kamadalu|
Devi prasidatu mayi brahmchaarinyanutama||

The second holy day of Shardiya Navratri festival is dedicated to the second appellation of Goddess Durga popularly known as Mother Brahmcharini by devotees. Brahmcharini is perhaps the purest form of Goddess Durga who is reveled for her unmatched asceticism and Yogic practices. It is believed that Mother Brahmcharini presides over the ‘Navaratna’ – Yellow Sapphire, also called Pukhraj in India.

Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj gemstone represents the Planet of Plenty – Jupiter. Yellow Sapphire makes for one of the most preferred astrological remedies to strengthen or propitiate Jupiter in one’s horoscope chart, especially if it is energized during the second day of Navratri festival. Yellow Sapphire is the best gemstone for any professional who is desirous of enhancing management skills, strategic planning skills and boost financial strength both on the personal and the professional front. It is a gemstone that can help individuals come in contact with intellectuals and open the door to the world of wisdom. Also beneficial for married couples, Yellow Saphhire helps with healthy progeny.

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