Author: Swami Chinmayananda
Publisher: Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
To a hasty reader the arrangement of topics in this compilation may appear haphazard, especially in the beginning. Hence a few words about it.
When Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayanandji directed us to bring out a Souvenir on the Glory of the Mother, we did not know how and where to begin, for, to Vedanta students, the subject is as complex as the Universe itself, without a beginning or end. Luckily, we came across a precious manuscript, a long letter written by Gurudev way back in 1950, explaining the significance of the three aspects of the Mother Divine as Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati, as well as the popular festival of Navaratri wherein these aspects of the Mother Divine as Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati, as well as the popular festival of Navaratri wherein these aspects of the Mother are invoked and worshipped. This gave us a starting point to proceed with the compilation of the volume. Gurudev’s letter has, therefore, been set as the first chapter of the book.