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What is Navratri Fast?

What is Navratri Fast?

The Navratri fast is observed from the first day to the ninth day. Some people confine to milk and fruits during the nine days. Most devotees take a single meal during the day. Non-vegetarian food is totally avoided. Navratri Dishes • Sabudana vada ideal food during Navaratri fast • Sundal • FAFDA-JALEBI • Sabudana vada • Sabudana Khichadi • Sawank …

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What is significance of Vasant Navratri?

What is significance of Vasant Navratri?

Navratri or Navratra festival is celebrated twice in a year. Once in spring season which is called Chaitra Navratri or Vasanth Navratri or Spring Navratri. Most of the people are unaware of this Navratri celebration in the month of March because the festival is not popular amongst the other Indian populace due to lack in pomp and fanfare. Although like …

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What is the significance of Navratri?

Why we worship Mother Goddess on Navratri?

The beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn are two very important junctions of climatic and solar influence. These two periods are taken as sacred opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother. The dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar. Navaratri represents celebration of Goddess Durga, the manifestation of Deity in form of Shakti …

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Why Navratri has Nine Nights & Days?

Why Navratri has Nine Nights & Days?

Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore different aspects of the supreme goddess. On the first three days, the Mother is invoked as powerful force called Goddess Durga in order to destroy all our impurities, vices and defects. The next three days, the Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Goddess Lakshmi, who is considered to …

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Why Navratri comes twice a year?

Why Navratri comes twice a year?

Every year the beginning of summer and the beginning of winter are two very important junctures of climatic change and solar influence. These two junctions have been chosen as the sacred opportunities for the worship of the divine power because: We believe that it is the divine power that provides energy for the earth to move around the sun, causing …

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Why we worship Mother Goddess on Navratri?

Why we worship Mother Goddess on Navratri?

We think this energy is only a form of the Divine Mother, who is the mother of all, and all of us are her children. “Why mother; why not father?”, you may ask. Let me just say that we believe that God’s glory, his cosmic energy, his greatness and supremacy can best be depicted as the motherhood aspect of God. …

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Why did Gandhi fast? Dateline of Gandhi’s Fasts

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma meaning ‘great soul’, is regarded as the father of India. From 1919 he led the country’s campaign for independence from the British, which was eventually granted in 1947. He was committed to non-violent action, such as refusing to pay taxes, strikes, and non-cooperation with the British, believing that independence could not be achieved by force. …

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Why Lord Ganesha Has Only One Tusk?

Why Lord Ganesha Has Only One Tusk?

Why Lord Ganesha Has Only One Tusk? Story – 1 Lord Ganesha and Mooshika Here are two stories of how Ganesha lost one of his tusks. Lord Ganesha loved to eat. One evening, having stuffed himself to capacity, he decided to take a post-prandial ride on his favored mount, Mooshika, a rat or shrew. Along the moonlit road they chanced …

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Is Lord Ganesha Married or Celibate?

Is Lord Ganesha Married or Celibate?

It is interesting to note how, according to tradition, Ganesha was generated by his mother Parvati without the intervention of her husband Shiva. Shiva, in fact, being eternal (Sadashiva), did not feel any need to have children. So Ganesha was born out of the exclusively female desire of Parvati to procreate. Consequently, the relationship of Ganesha and his mother is …

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How did Lord Ganesha obtain his Elephant Head?

How did Lord Ganesha obtain his elephant head?

How did Lord Ganesha obtain his Elephant Head? STORY – 1 Shiva and Parvati story is probably the one taken from the Shiva Purana. Once, while his mother Parvati wanted to bathe, there were no attendants around to guard her and stop anyone from accidentally entering the house. Hence she created a boy’s idol out of turmeric paste which she …

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