HAPPY NAVRATRI

THE GREAT INDIAN FESTIVAL OF NINE NIGHTS

Good morning friends,

Since today is an auspicious day on account of the commencement of the nine-day festival called Navratri dedicated to the three Main Goddesses in Hindu Mythology, I have not used the heading ” Monday Blues”.

It’s festival season in India. Navaratri is one of the most important and widely celebrated festival all over India.

Story behind the celebration.

According to one of the legends, Goddess Durga fought with the Buffalo headed demon Mahishaasur for nine nights and finally slew him on the tenth day which is celebrated as Vijayadashmi.

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Goddess Durga is seen slaying the demon king Mahishaasur.

Similarly, Lord Rama fought with Ravana for nine days and emerged victorious after slaying him on the tenth day. Vijayadashami

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Lord Ram represents the good while Ravan, the ten headed demon king stands for the evil. Vijayadashmi marks the victory of the good over the evil.

Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi took his Maha Samadhi on this day.

Latestly.

Celebrations across India:

These 9 days are dedicated to The Three Goddesses:

First three days to Maa Durga ( Shakti).

Next three days to Mata Laxmi ( Goddess of Wealth) and the remaining three days to Mata Saraswati ( Goddess of Arts and learning).

On Saraswati Pooja, We place our books and notebooks with our pens in front of her image or idol to seek her blessings. We don’t read books on that day as a mark of respect.

People celebrate this festival as Durga Pooja in West Bengal. In Gujarat, they perform Garba ( a dance form where a dancer gently tap on the two sticks of his or her partner) and sing Bhajans in front of The Goddess’ idol.

Durga Pooja in West Bengal ( Free Press Journal).
Navratri in Gujarat. People participating in Garba Ras ( Tour My India).

In South India, especially in a traditional Brahmin family in Tamil Nadu, we welcome the Goddess in our homes by arranging rows of Golu dolls ( mostly they are the figurines of Hindu Gods and Goddesses) in a shelf consisting of 5, 7, or 9 steps.

We invite married ladies and offer them Vermilion, Sandal, betel leaves with betel nuts, bananas, any token of gift like a small plastic jar, blouse piece or cash in a tray. We also prepare Sundal, a special dish, made of cooked chickpeas with scrapes of coconut, salt, and spices as an offering to the Goddess. The Golu dolls represent various deities who are worshipped along with Maa Durga.

Golu decorations at my home.

Jai Mata Di!
( Victory be to the Great Mother).

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to visit my website. Hope you enjoyed reading my blogs. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

29 thoughts on “HAPPY NAVRATRI

  1. Thank you so much, dear Elvira. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฐโ˜•โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน. I wish I welcome you to India and we could go to places together.

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  2. You are welcome, dear Aparna.
    Thank’s! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒธโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿซ–โ˜•๐Ÿง๐Ÿซ–โ˜•๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ™
    You are so kind, I think India is so beautiful country. Hope you enjoy your holidays with your family.

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  3. HAPPY NAVRATRI to you and yours Aparna! Very interesting history behind this celebration, particularly about The Golu dolls. Thank you for sharing with us the various ways festivals are celebrated my dear. Enjoy your pilgrimage. Stay well. Hugs and smooches! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ

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  4. Thank you so much, my dear sweet Kym. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน. Your sweet comments always cheer me up.

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  5. Thank you so much, my dear sweet friend. โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ. You just made my day. Happy Navratri to you as well.

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  7. Thank you so much, dear โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š. Sorry for the late reply, because unfortunately your comment went to spam. I just checked out and found your sweet comments.

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