Sri Chakra Navavarna Puja
Evening, 6:00 PM
Sri Chakra Navavarna puja is performed (subject to devotees attending puja) once a month on Pournima at 6:00 PM. On Pournima, an uniquely auspicious energy is available to us, and so this day is especially good for worshipping Sri Lalita Maha Tripurasundari Devi. In particular, it is highly auspicious to perform Sri Chakra Puja.
“Navavarana” comes from the Sanskrit “Nava” and “avarana.” This is referring to nine enclosures, veils, or layers that are contained within the sacred Sri Chakra design. Each avarana contains a certain number of triangles, petals or lines that correspond to specific aspects of Divine Mother’s powers of love, wisdom and pure consciousness. As we proceed through each avarana, we come closer to the central bindu, the source of bliss and divine consciousness. In the puja, we worship a jade Sri Chakra, the Meru Chakra that has been installed in the Parvathi devi’s sanctum. When Navavarana Puja is performed on Pournima, the powerful energy of the full moon magnifies the energy of the mantras and yantras, generating the divine vibrations of Sri Lalita Devi. This is a uniquely nectar-like blessing from Divine Mother that can only be experienced, not described.