3. Durga Puja or Navaratri
1.The presiding Deity over Creation and Dissolution-2.
Once the aspirant succeeds in routing out the evil propensities, and develops Sattwic or pure, divine qualities, he becomes competent to attain wisdom.
He is now ready to receive the light of supreme wisdom.
He is fit to receive divine knowledge.
At this stage comes the devout worship of Mother Saraswathi, who is divine knowledge personified, the embodiment of knowledge of the Absolute.
The sound of Her celestial veena awakens the notes of the sublime utterances of the Upanishads which reveal the Truth, and the sacred monosyllable, Om.
She bestows the knowledge of the supreme, mystic sound and then gives full knowledge of the Self as represented by Her pure, dazzling snow-white apparel.
Therefore, to propitiate Saraswathi, the giver of knowledge, is the third stage.
To be continued ....