Last week, the Navratri Yagya ( A Yagya, also known as Havan or Homam, is a Sanskrit word for a ritual wherein oblations are offered into a consecrated fire) was being streamed live from Badrika ashram (Himachal Pradesh, a state in India). Watching it at home was a complete delight, if not grace! My mother-in-law watched the Yagyas for all the nine days of Navratri (a biannual festival of nine nights wherein the Divine Feminine is honoured and worshipped) with utter devotion and enthusiasm.
However, she couldn’t log in to the page on the last day and became a little distressed. As I live away from her due to my studies and couldn’t be physically present, I called her to help her log in but could not do so. I finally decided to open the page on my laptop, and we watched the Yagya together while she connected with me on a video call. My laptop’s speaker volume is very low, so I switched off the fan and AC for maximum audibility.
Watching the Yagya together made me feel so happy and connected with my mum-in-law. It was a pleasant experience for me, and I hope it was for her, too.
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