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astrologyreadings:

Today, on the 6th day of Navratri we bow to Katyayani Mata & seek her blessings.

astrologyreadings:

Today, on the 6th day of Navratri we bow to Katyayani Mata & seek her blessings.

astrologyreadings:

Panchami- Navaratri Nights
Navratri festival and Durga puja is dedicated to offering worship and prayers to Goddess Durga or her avatars and are celebrated by Hindus worldwide. This festival is celebrated for nine nights where all nine avatars of the Devi are worshipped.
On Navratri, each Goddess of Navadurga is worshipped and puja begins with Shailputri Maa and ends with Siddhidhatri Mata. Dussehra falls on the 10th day and is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra. 
Today is Panchami where Skandamata, a face of Maa Durga, who is known for demolishing demons is worshipped. 
She is dressed in a ‘Blue’ saree and on this day and the Upang Lalitha Gauri Vrata is observed. On the fifth day of Navratri that is known as Panchami, devotees are supposed to wear ‘White.

By K.Nagori

astrologyreadings:

Panchami- Navaratri Nights

Navratri festival and Durga puja is dedicated to offering worship and prayers to Goddess Durga or her avatars and are celebrated by Hindus worldwide. This festival is celebrated for nine nights where all nine avatars of the Devi are worshipped.

On Navratri, each Goddess of Navadurga is worshipped and puja begins with Shailputri Maa and ends with Siddhidhatri Mata. Dussehra falls on the 10th day and is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated 20 days after Dussehra.

Today is Panchami where Skandamata, a face of Maa Durga, who is known for demolishing demons is worshipped.

She is dressed in a ‘Blue’ saree and on this day and the Upang Lalitha Gauri Vrata is observed. On the fifth day of Navratri that is known as Panchami, devotees are supposed to wear ‘White.

By K.Nagori

(via aikainkauna)

astrologyreadings:

Kundalini Worship- Shakti & Shiva
According to the philosophy of Tantra, the entire universe is a manifestation of pure consciousness.
In manifesting the universe, this pure consciousness seems to become divided into two aspects, neither of which can exist without the other. All creation is the divine union of the opposites … Yin & Yang … Shiva & Shakti.
One aspect of this is Shiva, who is masculine, retaining a static quality and remains identified with un-manifested consciousness. Shiva has the power to be while Shakti has the power to become or change.
All powerful force Shakti, is a feminine, dynamic, energetic and creative. She is the Great Mother of the universe, from her, all form is born.
All that is found in the cosmos can be found within each individual, and the same principles that apply to the universe apply in the case of the individual being.
Kundalini Shakti is a sexual energy; Kundalini Shakti is conceived as a goddess, and when it rises to the head, it unites itself with the Supreme Being, Lord Shiva.
The aspirant becomes engrossed in deep meditation and infinite bliss.
This raw energy is the secret tool, which, when awakened, has the power to transform an individual from ordinary to exceptional.
"Only when Shiva is united with Shakti, does he have the power to create."
Realize yourself, turning the mind inward…
By K.Nagori

astrologyreadings:

Kundalini Worship- Shakti & Shiva

According to the philosophy of Tantra, the entire universe is a manifestation of pure consciousness.

In manifesting the universe, this pure consciousness seems to become divided into two aspects, neither of which can exist without the other. All creation is the divine union of the opposites … Yin & Yang … Shiva & Shakti.

One aspect of this is Shiva, who is masculine, retaining a static quality and remains identified with un-manifested consciousness. Shiva has the power to be while Shakti has the power to become or change.

All powerful force Shakti, is a feminine, dynamic, energetic and creative. She is the Great Mother of the universe, from her, all form is born.

All that is found in the cosmos can be found within each individual, and the same principles that apply to the universe apply in the case of the individual being.

Kundalini Shakti is a sexual energy; Kundalini Shakti is conceived as a goddess, and when it rises to the head, it unites itself with the Supreme Being, Lord Shiva.

The aspirant becomes engrossed in deep meditation and infinite bliss.

This raw energy is the secret tool, which, when awakened, has the power to transform an individual from ordinary to exceptional.

"Only when Shiva is united with Shakti, does he have the power to create."

Realize yourself, turning the mind inward…

By K.Nagori

wtfmythology:

Loki the Trickster by Arthur Rackham

wtfmythology:

Loki the Trickster by Arthur Rackham

(via acitymadeofsong)

lowmorale:

Сергей Соломко - Мария Лебедь Белая
Sergey Solomko - Maria Swan White

lowmorale:

Сергей Соломко - Мария Лебедь Белая

Sergey Solomko - Maria Swan White

(via acitymadeofsong)

Why then was this forbid? Why but to awe,
Why but to keep ye low and ignorant,
His worshippers; he knows that in the day
Ye eat thereof, your eyes shall seem so clear,
Yet are but dim, shall perfectly be then
Opened and cleared, and ye shall be as gods,
[…] And what are gods that man may not become
As they, participating godlike food?
The gods are first, and that advantage use
On our belief, that all from them proceeds;
I question it, for this fair earth I see,
Warmed by the sun, producing every kind,
Them nothing: if they all things, who enclosed
Knowledge of good and evil in this tree,
That whoso eats thereof, forthwith attains
Wisdom without their leave? And wherein lies
Th’offense, that man should thus attain to know?
What can your knowledge hurt him, or this tree
Impart against his will if all be his?
Or is it envy, and can envy dwell
In heav’nly breasts? These, these and many more
Causes import your need of this fair fruit.
Goddess humane, reach then, and freely taste.

—Satan convincing Eve to eat the apple in John Milton’s Paradise Lost (Book XI). (via acitymadeofsong)

(Source: the-library-and-step-on-it, via acitymadeofsong)

versaillesadness:

Gatchina Palace, St Petersburg, Russia.

versaillesadness:

Gatchina Palace, St Petersburg, Russia.

(via acitymadeofsong)

onceagarden:

Illustration for One thousand and one nights by Olga Dugina, 2006 

onceagarden:

Illustration for One thousand and one nights by Olga Dugina, 2006 

(via countess--olenska)

ledecorquejadore:

Maison de Pierre Loti à Rochefort Le Salon turc, l une des pièces de la maison de l écrivain français Pierre Loti, à Rochefort. (via Maison de Pierre Loti à Rochefort Le Salon … | Dream Home - Moroc…)
Home of French writer Pierre Loti in Rochefort - the Turkish Salon/Lounge

ledecorquejadore:

Maison de Pierre Loti à Rochefort Le Salon turc, l une des pièces de la maison de l écrivain français Pierre Loti, à Rochefort. (via Maison de Pierre Loti à Rochefort Le Salon … | Dream Home - Moroc…)

Home of French writer Pierre Loti in Rochefort - the Turkish Salon/Lounge

(via countess--olenska)

When you are ready for grace, grace will arrive.
If you expect trouble, trouble will hurry to your door. Look for grace.

—(via astrologyreadings)


Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach - The Corset, Berlin 1929

Grete Stern and Ellen Auerbach - The Corset, Berlin 1929

(Source: vintagegal, via vintagegal)

vintagegal:

Carmen Dell’Orefice in a corset by English Rose, photographed by Norman Parkinson for Vogue UK, 1953 (via)

vintagegal:

Carmen Dell’Orefice in a corset by English Rose, photographed by Norman Parkinson for Vogue UK, 1953 (via)

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