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Who is Katyayani? 6th form of Mother Durga

Who is Katyayani?

The sixth form of Mother Durga is known as ‘Katyayani’, who is worshiped on the six day of Navratri. The legend behind her name goes thus: Once upon a time, there was a great sage called Kata, who had a son named Katya. Kata was very famous and renowned in the lineage of saints. He underwent long austerities and penance in …

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Who is Kushmanda? 4th form of Goddess Durga

Who is Kushmanda?

Kushmanda is the fourth form of the mother goddess and is worshiped on the fourth day of Navratri. The meaning of the name ‘Ku-shm-anda’ is as follows: ‘Ku’ = a little; ‘ushma’ = ‘warmth’; ‘anda’ = ‘the cosmic egg’. So she is considered the creator of the universe. The universe was no more than a void full of darkness, until …

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What is the significance of Navratri?

Why we worship Mother Goddess on Navratri?

What is the significance of 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. Navratri represents celebration of Goddess Durga, the manifestation …

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What is Navratri Fast? Rules & Food

What is Navratri Fast?

The Navratri fasting 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. Dishes For Navratri: Navratri Fast Rules and Food: What to eat and what not to eat Fasting in India will start from …

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Whats significance of fasting in Muharram?

Muharram Images

Whats significance of fasting in Muharram? Fasting is advocated in the month of Muharram. The Prophet is believed to have said: “The best fasts after the fasts of Ramadan are those of the month of Muharram.” Although the fasts of the month of Muharram are not obligatory, yet one who fasts in these days out of his own will is …

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What Rituals are Performed During Baisakhi?

What Rituals are Performed During Baisakhi?

In the morning, Sikhs visit the gurudwara (temple) to attend special payers. Most Sikhs strive to visit the revered Golden Temple in Amritsar or Anandpur Sahib, where the Khalsa was pronounced. The Granth Sahib is bathed with milk and water, placed on a throne, and read. Karah prasad (sacred pudding made from butter, sugar and flour) is distributed. What Rituals …

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When is Baisakhi celebrated? Baisakhi Date

When is Baisakhi celebrated?

Baisakhi falls on the first day of Vaisakh month according to Nanakshahi or Sikh Calendar. According to English calendar, the date of Baisakhi corresponds to April 13 every year and April 14 once in every 36 years. This difference in Baisakhi dates is due to the fact that day of Baisakhi is reckoned according to solar calendar and not the …

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Where is Baisakhi Celebrated?

Where is Baisakhi Celebrated?

Throughout the state of Punjab and Haryana, particularly in Amritsar. Baisakhi is a harvest festival, a Punjabi new year festival, and commemoration of the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh religion brotherhood) all rolled into one occasion. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh (the 10th Sikh Guru) decided to discontinue the tradition of Gurus in Sikhism. He proclaimed the Granth Sahib (holy …

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What is Social Significance of Holi?

What is Social Significance of Holi?

What is Social Significance of Holi? Holi helps to bring the society together and strengthen the secular fabric of our country India. For, the festival is celebrated by non-Hindus also as everybody like to be a part of such a colorful and joyous festival. Also, the tradition of the Holi is that even the enemies turn friends on Holi and …

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