Trayodashi Tithi &
Sarvamangala means all-auspicious one. Goddess in this form presides over thirteenth lunar day, which is sometimes called Pradosha or “flawless one”, and considered as one of the most auspicious tithis. It is “removes all shortcomings and increases all auspiciousness”. One of the names of Goddess Sarvamangala is Chandratmika, “the very soul of the Moon”.
As Trayodashi tithi is co-ruled by Jupiter, Cosmic Teacher, it strengthens our connection with our inner guidance and allows us to see things more clearly. Yet, even though everything that Teacher does is always for the benefit of the student, sometimes he needs to teach through being strict, as well. Similarly, Goddess Sarvamangala, although very benevolent in nature, and always giving blessings, sometimes blesses us also in a harsh way, through bitter experiences in life. This is why some scriptures say, that She is holding a citron, and not a pomegranate fruit in Her hand.
This class is a part of Journey with the Moon course.