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2078 Ashwin
Oct 14, 2021

Maha Nawami/World Sight Day
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Maha Navami

Navratri has brought Fulpati and Ashtami to Mahanavami. On the ninth day of Navratri, we have to prepare for the tika tomorrow. How is Dashain going? Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, many good wishes of Bada Dashain!

  Today is the ninth day of Navratri, today is the day of special worship of Mother Siddhidhatri as the ninth power of Goddess Durga and along with her worship of Goddess Mahalakshmi. Today, it is believed that by worshiping Siddhidhatri as a power, one can achieve the perfection that can conquer the whole world and nothing in the world is inaccessible for them. According to the Devi Purana, Shivaji himself has attained perfection due to the infinite mercy of this goddess. The lotus flower is the favorite object of these goddesses sitting over the lion as her wagon. There is a belief that by practicing them, one will attain salvation in both this world and the hereafter, and it is mentioned in the Markandeya Purana that if the Siddhidhatri is pleased and gives a gift as power, all the desires of the seeker will be fulfilled.

 Today is also considered as the day of Vishwakarma, the god of construction and handicrafts. Today is the day of most sacrifices. Today, in places including the Nepal Army Headquarters and the Police Headquarters, special worship of tools, weapons, and vehicles, as well as battle Jungi Nishan and Kot worship are performed.

 If it was like Dashain of other times, there would be huge crowds in Shakti Peeths including Dakshinkali, Guheshwari, Maitidevi, Kalikasthan, Shobhabhagwati, Vijeshwari, Indrayani, Raktakali, Sankata, Bajrayogini, Bajravarahi.

 But this year, the Corona tragedy has greatly diminished the brightness of the Dashain, and it is important to celebrate the Dashain as simply as we can because of the possible health risk.

 Today, the Taleju Bhavani temple in Kathmandu is open to the public only once a year, although corona terror has prevented crowds and gatherings.

 या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता ।
 नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमस् ।।

 As the Siddhidatri Goddess, Savatra Virajman Ambe (Universally present mother, Omnipresent goddesses), I salute you, give me strength.

  Mahanavami's best wishes to all, may Goddess give us all strength and prosperity.

World Sight Day
World Sight Day, held this year on 14 October, is an annual event to raise awareness of the importance of good eye care around the globe.

We know that 2.2. billion people – a quarter of the world’s population – have a visual impairment. And nearly half of this visual impairment could have been prevented, or could still be avoided. Without urgent and sustainable efforts, the number of people who are blind could reach 115 million by 2050. But this isn’t inevitable.

Globally, £300 billion is lost in productivity each year because of visual impairment and blindness. But on average, across all of Sightsavers’ programs in Africa and Asia, it costs just £2 to £4 for a pair of prescription glasses – a simple solution that has been proven to lead to a significant increase in potential earnings. This solution can change someone’s life.

If we are to tackle the global eye health crisis, every one counts and everyone has a part to play. What’s yours?
On World Sight Day 2021, you can take action to help raise awareness and support Sightsavers’ work to combat avoidable blindness.
#Loveyoureyes is the theme and digital media trend for world sight day 2021, lets love our eyes and help others love their pair of eyes too.

Suyog Dhakal

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