It's that time of the year again.  The 9 nights prayers will commence tonight.  Tonight is the day of silence, the day of Shri Ganesha.  We should prepare a coconut (decorated as how we normally do it with the swastika) and together with mango leaves, put on a kumbha.  This kumbha will be left on the altar for the 9 nights.

" is not only the worship of the kumbha where the kundalini resides, but the kumbha becomes the flower pot...the kumbha becoming flowers and the flowers becoming light , and the lights with fragrance..come up to that ..we have to change the world into a beautiful place..keep your attention on the source of power.." - HH Shri Mataji -Navaratri Puja 1990