North Shore Indian Association proudly to invite you for our 8th anniversary 2017 starting with one of our favorable festival “Navratri” (Nine Nights).
We are celebrating Navratri in group traditional dance; we call “Rass – Garba”. NSIA is celebrating this event for two nights of nine nights. We are also thankful to North Shore Event Centre, who is supporting us for giving space for this beautiful event.
This place is making successful event year by year. This event has free entry and more than 700 cars parking at NSEC, Silverfield, Off Porana Road, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland.
NSIA is a non-profitable organization dedicated to community services. We would like to keep a live our great Indian culture, tradition and teach our new generation the intrinsic traditional values and the great Indian heritage.
Entry & car parking: free
What's the Significance of Navratri?
During Navratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the universal mother, commonly referred to as"Durga," which literally means the remover of miseries of life. She is also referred to as"Devi" (goddess) or "Shakti" (energy or power).
It is this energy, which helps God to proceed with the work of creation, preservation and destruction. In other words, you can say that God is motionless, absolutely changeless, and the Divine Mother Durga, does everything.Truly speaking, our worship of Shakti re-confirms the scientific theory that energy is imperishable. It cannot be created or destroyed. It is always there.
Why Worship the Mother Goddess?
We think this energy is only a form of the Divine Mother, who is the mother of all, and all of us are her children. "Why mother; why not father?", you may ask. Let me just say that we believe that God's glory, his cosmic energy, his greatness, and supremacy can best be depicted as the motherhood aspect of God.
Just as a child finds all these qualities in his or her mother, similarly, all of us look upon God as mother. In fact, Hinduism is the only religion in the world, which gives so much importance to the mother aspect of God because we believe that mother is the creative aspect of the absolute.