I enjoy the Durga Navratri, probably my second favorite festival after Diwali (that’s when I was born :-)). For nine nights, which culminates with Vijayadashami, we worship nine forms of shakti (Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati), who brings to us wisdom, fertility and strength. I have a smallish traditional golu setting this year. The lowest step celebrates the most primal of our desires, food and satiety. Level two is a wedding celebration, because they say marriages are made in heaven. Level 3 is the divine level. More on that in the days to come.