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What are Pooja rituals done daily during Navratri?

What are the Pooja rituals done daily during Navratri?

Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship of Maa Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Maa Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the nine days of Navratri, feasting and fasting take precedence over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus. Evenings give rise to the …

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Which brother of Ravana joined and helped Lord Rama?

Hindi Devotional Bhajan about Lord Rama दाता एक राम, भिखारी सारी दुनिया

Vibhishana is a significant character in the epic Ramayana, who served Rama during the fight of Rama and Ravana though he was the brother of Ravana, the king of Lanka. Although Vibhishana was born in Rakshasa dynasty he was a noble character. Vibhishana was against the kidnapping and abduction of Sita. He advised his elder brother Ravana to return Sita …

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With which arrow did Lord Rama killed Ravana?

Rama Navami Festival Images

While a furious battle between Rama and Ravana was under way, the great rishi Agastya came close to Rama and told him about the secret as to how Ravana would be killed and told Rama to pray the Sun in order to kill the demon king of Lanka. Then Rama prayed the Sun, and purified himself with water-sipping, and was …

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What are Navratri Customs?

What are Navratri Customs?

Navratri is a very important and popular festival of India. It comes twice on a year, once around March-April and the second time, around September-October. The nine days and nights of Navratri are entirely devoted to Mother Goddess. Throughout this period, fasts, strictly vegetarian diets, japa (chanting mantras in honor of the Goddess Shakti), religious hymns, prayer, meditation and recitation …

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What is Navratri Kolu or Navarathri Golu?

What is Navratri Kolu or Navarathri Golu?

Bommai Kolu or Bommala Koluvu is the artistic display of dolls by women during Navratri and Dussehra in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and among certain communities in Kerala. The dolls, called Kollu or Golu, represents the durbar or assembly of Goddess Durga. This assembly is held just before Mother Goddess ventures on her mission to slay Mahishasura, the buffalo-headed …

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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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