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NAVRATRI:

Navratri is an auspicious festival of Hindu which is dedicated to the worship of Nine Avtars of Goddess DURGA (Shakti). Literally interpreted as ‘Nine Nights’ festival combines ritualistic puja and fasting and is accompanied by resplendent celebrations for nine consecutive days and nights. Navratri witnesses myriad forms of devotion across the country while retaining the common underlying theme of good over evil. Festival of Navratri is full of lights, joy and festivity. Hindus celebrate this with devotion and enthusiasm not only in India but in many parts of the World. People worship Goddess and try to enhance their physical, mental and spiritual practice in these nine days. The celebration varies from one state to another although the dedication and devotion remains the same all over country. Goddess Durga the symbol of Shakti is worshipped with great ardour. She slays the evil to establish peace and prosperity on the earth.

Navratri Colors Code for 9 days dress

Navratri Color code 2015 for 9 dayes dress

THE STORY BEHIND SHARAD NAVRATRI

As we know Navratri is the festival of battle of good over evil and the story behind this is : Lord Brahma granted Mahishasura ‘’the buffalo demon,” a boon that protected him from any man in the world. Empowered by this gift, Mahishasura set out to conquer the world, heaven and brought about the defeat of the king of deities, Indra. At the pleading of Indra Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Maheshwara created DEVI DURGA, by combining their own divine powers (shakti). Endowed with the trinity’s SHAKTI, Durga proved to be a formidable him on opponent who fought Mahishasura for nine days, beheading him on the tenth. The nine nights known as Navratri, symbolize the nine days of battle between DEVI DURGA and Mahishasura, while the tenth day which is Vijaydashmi – literally means the victorious tenth day of conquest of good over evil.

Lord Brahma is cited in the Markandey Purana as mentioning to Rishi Markandey that the first incarnation of Shakti was as Shailputri further are Bhramcharini , Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri in that order of nine days. These nine manifestations of Shakti, are worshipped as ‘Nava-Durga.’ The fifth chapter if the Rudra Sanhita of Shiva Purana also vividly describes the various divine Emanations of DURGA.

TITHI

As per Lunar calendar Shardiya Navratri falls on the ‘Pratipada’ (first day) of the bright fortnight of the month of Ashvin (September – October). Also known as Maha Navratri and the autumnal celebration of good harvest.

SOCIAL BINDING and NAVRATRI CELEBRATION

Navratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. It’s that time of year when the sounds of dhol and the clapping of dandiya sticks are heard everywhere and feet tapping music gets you grooving to some of the most delectable numbers from Bollywood. The festival is another opportunity to look glamorous and gorgeous as well as traditional for nine nights, from what outfit to wear and how to make up to places to Dnadiya party during Navratri. While the celebrations in the metropolitan cities have a very commercial feel to it, the traditional way of celebrating Navratri is a very different and far more spiritual. Devotees fast for nine days and worship the idols of the Goddess. They chant various mantras and shlokas while worshiping the deity. In Gujarat, people wear colorful dress and ornaments gather in groups to perform the Dandiya and Garba dance. Some people also throw dry colors on each other with great pomp and happiness.

This festival is also known as Durgotsav, Durga puja. Durga puja is very popular in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Odisha and Manipur. Durga puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga over evil demon Mahishasura. This festival is celebrated for 10 days, although there is more enthusiasm during the last 4 days. The idols of Goddess Durga are installed at various decorative pandals. She holds various weapons in her ten hands. She rides on a lion. She comes along with idols of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshami, and Goddess Saraswati. It also reminds us of the victory of Shree Rama over Ravana, the demon.

Devotees commence their fasts calling young (kunwari) girls home and treated as the Goddess called ‘’Kanjak devis”. People ceremonially wash their feet, worship them and offer food to the “girl-goddess” giving them the traditional Puri, halwa and Chana along with bangles and red chunnis (scarves) to wear with a token amount of money as “SHAGUN”.

Celebration and Fasting and Puja Vidhi

Some people eat only fruits and drink milk during the entire nine days and nights.

Some eat meal one time a day and that meal should be satvik, which means vegetarian meal which is prepares without the use of onion and garlic.

It is a good keep mind, body and though pure during the time of Navratri.

If possible try to light a jyot in front of Goddess Durga’s idol or picture throughout the nine days and nights.

Start the prayers with aarti and chanting the shloka.

Men do not shave or cut their hair during Navratri.

People worship young girls and feed them with sweets and other delicious food item as form of Goddess Durga.

Fasting commences on the ninth night of Navratri.

MORE THEN A CELEBRATION

Navratri is not just a time to celebrate Goddess Durga’s victory over the demons; it is also the time to pray to Diety to remove our enemy/vices within us, like anger, selfish desires, greed, ego and undue attachments. We must pray to her to destroy our inner enemies. Only then we can attain self-purification, self-transformation and self-knowledge, everlasting happiness, peace and good health.

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