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We have successfully concluded Navratri, Atham & Dashera



DURGA-ASTHAMI (Annual Havan)

Atham Havan was held on Saturday, 26th Sept 2009. As every year we do a raffle amongst members and the lucky "yajmaan" this year was the family of Mr. Hirjibhai Virji. The samaj then hosted all members for maha prashad.


Hoping you can post the pictures on our website, so all can see.

More photos are posted in the Album No 86


Thanking you,

Ajay Bhagwanji Pattni, Hon. Secretary

Shree Parajiya Pattni Samaj, Mombasa,



The eighth (aatham) is traditional day to perform Havan (sacrifice offered to the fire) to honour Divine mother Maa and bid her farewell. Havan is a symbolic ceremony involving the purifying aspects of fire. During the ceremony, ghee (clarified butter) and sesame seeds are poured into the holy flames to the chanting of mantras. Everyone is blessed with her loving mercy and is protected by Mataji.

The worship of Devi Maa, the universal Mother, leads to the attainment of knowledge of the self.  We hope that everyone experienced Navratri, its religious significance and the power of the Shakti. 

We pray to Maa for health and prosperity. We bid farewell with the final arti and asks the Maa Goddess to return whenever we invoke her again.

More photos are posted in the Album No 86