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Nava and Navaratri Part – 3

Significance of number 9 in Indian Culture.

Nava-patrika (नव पत्रिका

The 9 leaves, herbs  plants that
correspond to one of the nine Durgas (Navadurga):
rambha the banana stem, the jute plant,
turmeric, jayanti, vilva or wood apple fruits, dalim or
pomegranate, asoka, manaka or arum and dhanyam
or rice paddy is used in Bengal during Durga Puja.

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Nava-kundalini or the nine psychic centres.

amaya yoga-human body and kundalini - Blog of Jinesh Narayanan

  • ABSOLUTE CHAKRA. in the brain area
  • BROW CHAKRA, sometimes called the third eye, in the region of the pineal gland.
  • THROAT CHAKRA that becomes soundless speech.
  • HEART CHAKRA that promotes enduring devotion.
  • NAVEL CHAKRA in the abdomen that gives contentment.
  • GENITAL CHAKRA behind the pubic region that represents creation.
  • BASE CHAKRA of inertia in the anus  region.
  • The two chakras in the centre and near the back of the left and right hands that are associated with touch sensitivity and guide the hand in sleep and in darkness.

Nava-graha 

The nine planets. Sun,  Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu (Snake’s head) and Ketu (Snake’s tail) give us pleasure and serenity and remove obstacles from our way.

Who is more powerful, Navagrahas or Gods like Vishnu and Shiva? - Quora

Nava-ratna 

Nine gems that symbolically and astrologically represent the nine astrological bodies:

118. Gems And Planets | A to Z Gemstones
Image : Internet
  1. Ruby (Manikyam or Padmarag): Sun
  2. Natural pearl (Mukta or Moti):Moon
  3. Red coral (Moonga or Pravalam):Mars
  4. Emerald (Marakatam or Panna):Mercury
  5. Yellow sapphire (Pushparagam):Jupiter
  6. Diamond (Hira or Vajram): Venus
  7. Blue sapphire (Indra-neelam):Saturn
  8. Hessonite (Gomedakam): Rahu
  9. Cat’s eye (Vaiduryam): Ketu
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