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Rituals of Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Rituals of Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Govardhan Puja is a festival to worship Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat or Mount Govardhan. It is widely celebrated in the northern part of India. This is the fourth day of Diwali and is celebrated in commemoration of lifting the mountain Govardhan by Lord Krishna on his finger tip. The day is to worship Govardhan mountain which is said to …

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Navratri Festival Greetings For Facebook, WhatsApp

Navratri Festival Greetings

Navratri Festival Greetings For Facebook, WhatsApp: All nine days during Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti. Shardiya Navratri falls in the month of September or October. The nine days festivity culminates on tenth day with Dussehra or Vijayadashami. Navratri is a time where nine forms of Hindu goddesses like Durga, Bhadrakali, Amba or Jagadamba, Annapurna, Sarvamangala, Bhairavi, …

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Navratri / Durga Puja Festival

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival — Navratras are observed twice a year, once in Chaitra, preceding Rama Navami, and then in Ashvin (September – October) preceding Dussehra. The nine-day Navratra commences with the new moon of Ashvin and terminates with Maha Navami, on the ninth lunar day of the bright half of the month. During these nine days, devotees keep strict …

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Navratri Garba: Gujarati Garba Dance of Navratri

Navratri Garba: Gujarati Garba Dance of Navratri

Navratri is celebrated in myriad ways, by the Hindus across India. The celebrations seen in north India would be exactly the opposite of the merrymaking of people in South India. The mood of people in the eastern state of West Bengal is entirely different during the festive season of Navratri, as the occasion is celebrated as the triumph of goodness …

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Navratri Mantra: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri Mantra: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri – the nine nights and ten days dedicated to Goddess Durga, accounts for a huge celebration throughout India and devotees belonging to different corners of the country have their unique way of worshiping. According to legends, Goddess Durga is the embodiment of power and strength, created with an amalgamation of supreme powers of Gods to kill Mahishasura, the immensely …

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Navratri Date – Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri Date - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri is an important Hindu festival, celebrated with religious fervor and great enthusiasm by the Hindus in different parts of the country. It is celebrated twice a year – in March-April (as Chaitra Navratri) and in October-November. While the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated as Ram Navami, the festival celebrated in September-October commemorates the victory of Goddess Durga …

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What is the difference between South Indian and North Indian ways of celebrating Navrathri?

The Navratri festival is dedicated to the Mother Goddess. Known by other names such as Durga, Devi, she occupies a special place in the Hindu pantheon. She represents Shakti, the cosmic energy that animates all beings, and is also considered to be prakriti (nature), the counterpart of purusha. Together, they are responsible for the creation of the world according to …

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What is the difference between Dandiya Raas and Garba Raas?

Dandiya and Garba are the featured dances of Navratri evenings in Gujarat. Originated as devotional Garba dances, which were performed in the honor of Goddess Durga, this dance form is actually the staging of a mock-fight between the Goddess and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Durga. Women normally perform it in a …

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