Wishing a very HAPPY NAVRATRi!
May Durga maa empower you and your family with her nine Swaroop of Name, Fame, Health, Wealth, Happiness, Humanity, Education, Bhakti & Shakti.
Navratri is the festival of nine nights where we celebrate the divine feminine power by soaking in Vedic homas and chants. These ancient chants nullify misery, sorrow, and pain while purifying the atmosphere and ushering in peace, providing solace, and healing the body and mind.
Navratri is the joyous celebration of the victory of good over evil. It invites the divinity in all its splendour in our hearts by following the rich traditions during the festival. The festival celebrates the good seasonal harvest as a thanksgiving. It honours our daily livelihood with the worship of the tools of our trade. It is an auspicious time to start new ventures too.
When is Navratri celebrated?
Navratri is celebrated in the bright fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin. It begins on 21st September this year and ends on 30th September. It is celebrated over a period of 9 days, establishing the importance of various gods and goddesses to imbibe the positive qualities. The 9 days of the festival culminates in Durga Puja and Dussehra.
Significance of Navratri?
The power of devotion is wonderfully drawn forth to adore the divine shakti in all its prowess during these 9 days of Navratri.
The first 3 days are spent worshipping Goddess Durga to introspect and defeat the vices and impurities within.
The 4th, 5th and 6th day commemorate Goddess Lakshmi who bestows spiritual wealth and prosperity for all times to come.
The 7th, 8th and the 9th day are devoted to worship Goddess Saraswati, Goddess of Wisdom to achieve all round success in life with humility.
How is Navratri celebrated?
The temples are decorated, ceremonial lamps are lit, and Vedic chantings are recited. Thousands of temporary stages called “Pandals” are erected on community squares and in temples. A pot is installed (ghatasthapana) at a sanctified place at home. A lamp is kept lit in the pot for nine days. The pot symbolises the universe. The uninterrupted lit lamp symbolizes the Adishakti, i.e. Durga Devi. Tradition followed during Navratri is to express gratitude by various communities as per their occupations. Their tools of livelihood are decorated with love and assembled along with the puja items to honour and worship them, so that prosperity is continued to be bestowed in their daily bids of living. In Gujarat, people have dandiya and garba nights that add grandeur and colour to the festival, where they dance and celebrate.
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