The third night of Navratri 2014 at Adhyashakti Mataji temple turned out to be a cherishable one truly. A jam-packed hall, very special guests and competitive Dandia and Garba dancing marked the celebrations.
Our Chief guest, Councillor Mr Roy Chamdal, who sits on Hillingdon Council’s Planning and Licencing Committee, enlivened the night with a lively talk which went down very well with the audience. He was accompanied by his wife Mrs Rita Chamdal who took part in the aarti ritual, Garba dance and Dandia with much enthusiasm.
The VIPs were honoured by Temple General Secretary Mamtaben Nagda and Trustee Shardaben Lodhia while Chairman Jaswantbhai Maicha introduced the couple to the audience.
The festival, held to mark the triumph of good over evil, is observed by fasting throughout the Navratri period by most devotees. This is the 48th year our `Navratri Garba’ charity is organising Navratri celebrations and the 6th consecutive one at this relocated venue. Each night is dedicated to one particular form of the Goddess. The third night was dedicated to Chandraghanta form, a symbolic representation of beauty and bravery.
The weekend witnessed huge participation from Mataji’s devotees for the get-together. It goes without saying that our regular singers and musicians (including the irrepressible Rekhaben) were in roaring form throughout and kept the dancers on their toes.
Tonight’s sponsors were Trilockbhai Domah and Chandanee ben Domah.
The religious fervour generated all around, enthusiastic dancing by the devotees and soul-uplifting bhajans made it a remarkable spiritual experience for all visitors.