Nine emotions are displayed by people in nine different situations. We all have some devilish or divine emotions, both positive and negative, inside of us. But in order to have a calm existence, we must control all of our emotions. Rasa is the emotional state of mind, and Navarasa denotes the nine emotions. Shringara (love/beauty), Hasya (laughing), Karuna (sorrow), Raudra (anger), Veera (heroics/courage), Bhayanaka (terror/fear), Bibhatsa (disgust), Adbutha (surprise/wonder), and Shantha are the nine emotions (peace or tranquility). These nine emotions serve as evidence that we are alive, and those of us with greater emotional quotients tend to react more strongly and impulsively. Although emotions cannot be eliminated, they can be managed. Emotions must be under our control and channelled positively and productively in order for them to prevent calamities. Having emotional stability brings serenity. Adishakti Maa Durga and her nine avatars, or incarnations of Maa, who are the embodiment of strength, power, courage, and women’s empowerment, are the exclusive focus of the nine-day festival of Navratri. The nine intense nights of Navratri represent the triumph of good over evil. Maa is a really good person; she adores all of her kids and guides them down the proper roads. This Navaratri, let’s make a vow to manage our nine emotions so that we might obtain Maa Durga’s blessings, grow stronger and more courageous to combat all odds, evils, and injustice, and vanquish any Mahishasura.

Day 1 of Shringara :represents the power of love and inner beauty to heal anything. We must draw attention to our inner virtues, such as honesty, kindness, humanism, and nonviolence. It can simplify our lives and keep us content. Similar to this, love is our greatest strength since it teaches us how to be kind, kind, and selfless. Love the people you are surrounded by, nature, wildlife, and birds. Love all of God’s creations to feel heavenly love.

Day 2  Hasya: Joy or laughter on  symbolises happiness, which is a mental state that keeps us content. Let’s share happiness hence. Good health, a positive aura, and the elimination of all negativity are all benefits of happiness. So let the joy shine brightly in our life.

Day 3 of Karuna: conveys the idea that, just as day follows night, gladness follows sorrow. We are able to experience pleasure and happiness because of grief, agony, and anguish. So remember that this too shall pass, and avoid becoming overly dependent on anything that may make you depressed and unhappy. Make a commitment not to do something that will bring you misery. We need to have the ability to feel one other’s grief and suffering.

Day 4 of Raudra:  Anger that can breed hatred, hostility, violence, and brutality. An angry outburst might ruin everything. It has the power to turn heaven into hell and produce more enemies than allies. So let’s vanquish this evil force to improve our lot in life.

Day 5 Veera: bravery, or heroism. Maa Durga is a representation of valour, boldness, bravery, fearlessness, and the greatest fighter to battle bad forces. Inside of each of us is a warrior. Let’s stand up for justice by being powerful, brave, self-assured, and fearless.

Day 6 of Bhayanaka: or fear, represents the point at when our inner strength is lost and we are overcome by fear, self-doubt, insecurity, and concerns. So let’s use truth, self-assurance, patience, love, and wisdom to exterminate this beast.

Day 7 of Bibhatsa: which is associated with self-hatred, self-pity, and being judgmental, is disgust. Let’s establish an inner harmony that will bring everything into balance by calming our bodies and minds with moral principles, optimistic thinking, and good deeds. If we put such unpleasant emotions at bay, we may create a life that is great.

Day 8 of Adbutha: or wonder, is about being amazed, surprised, and intrigued about something to the point where we fall in love with it, enjoy the tiny things around us, and perceive life to be lovely. We are also pleasantly surprised by life’s gifts.

Day 9 of Shanta: or peace, day nine. It implies that we must be composed, at ease, comforting, and content. The key to living a happy and healthy life is inner serenity. Similar to how we may defeat hatred, rage, jealousy, bitterness, and difficult thought with peace. Peace is the gateway to love, luck, good will, faith, and friendship; it makes life extremely simple and comfortable. Let’s unwind, meditate, and sit quietly. Let’s act as peace- and prosperity-bringing messengers.

Navarasa: The Nine Human Expressions