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Who is Skanda Mata?

Who is Skanda Mata?

The fifth aspect of the Mother Durga is known as ‘Skanda Mata’ – the mother of Skanda or Lord Kartikeya, who was chosen by gods as their commander in chief in the war against the demons. She is worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri. She is accompanied by the Lord Skanda in his infant form. Skanda Mata has four …

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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 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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What is the significance of 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. Navaratri represents celebration of Goddess Durga, the manifestation of Deity in form of Shakti …

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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 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 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 are Navratri Customs?

What are Navratri Customs?

Customs & Rituals of Navratri

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What are the 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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