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Durga Puja Fast: Fasting During Durgotsava

Durga Puja Fast: Fasting During Durga Pooja

Durga Puja Fast: Durga Puja, the ten-day long festival, is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. Apart from feasting, people indulge in fasting with sincerity, in order to show their dedication to the festival and their devotion to Goddess Durga. It is believed that fasting strengthens one’s capacity of tolerance. Fasting doesn’t mean that one has to starve all through …

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Durga Puja Celebrations in different Indian States

Durga Puja Celebrations - Celebrating Durga Pooja in India

Durga Puja Celebrations: Durga Puja or Durgotsab is one of the most popular Hindu festival in India. It is a ten days long festival in which Goddess Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, Durga or Shakti is worshiped in nine different forms. It is a ten days affair in which last six days are observed with elaborate rituals and intricate …

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108 Names of Maa Durga with their meaning

108 Names of Maa Durga, Goddess Durga 108 Names and their meaning

108 Names of Maa Durga with their meaning – Goddess Durga is the personification of the divine force of the super power. The Durga means ‘the invincible’, so the Durga is regarded as the ever victorious warrior of the Gods lineage. Durga is the representation of courage, strength, ethics and protection. She is the destroyer of sin and evil and …

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Different Forms of Durga: 9 Forms of Maa Durga

Different Forms of Durga: 9 Forms of Goddess Durga

Different Forms of Durga: The festival of Durga Puja is celebrated with religious observance by the Bengalis all over the world. During the festive season especially in India, the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped on the nine days, each symbolizing a religious significance. Named differently, each form of the deity had different goals, when they assumed their avatars. …

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Durga Kawach: Slokas from Markandeya Purana

Durga Kawach: Shri Durga Kawach, Shree Durga Kavach

Durga Puja is a ceremonious occasion, wherein a number of rituals are performed to please the deity of power and courage – Goddess Durga. On the occasion, the devotees of the Goddess chant mantras and sing bhajans, to praise her. One of the very ancient mantras is Durga Kawach, which is a compilation of special shlokas from the Markandeya Purana. …

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Durga Bhajans For Hindu Devotees & Students

History of Durga Puja: Origin of Durga Pooja

Durga Puja is celebrated with fun and fervor by Bengalis in India as well as across the  world. All through the ten days of celebrations, people in West Bengal are busy in the merrymaking. They enjoy fasting and feasting with equal pleasure. Maa Durga, the deity of courage and strength, is worshiped for nine days and her idol is immersed …

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Navratri Aarti: Navratri Devotional Bhajans

Mahendra Kapoor Navratri Special Bhajan: Maa Jaya Aadhya Shakti

Navratri Aarti: Navratri Devotional Bhajans And Songs: India is a land of colorful and vibrant festivals. Out of the clutter of festivals, Navratri stands as a prominent occasion, celebrated by people across the length and breadth of the country. It is celebrated in different ways, though the reason is the same – to commemorate the victory of good over the …

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Navratri Bhajans: Navratri Bhakti Sangeet

Navratri Bhajans: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Navratri Bhajans: Navratri Bhakti Sangeet – There are two Navratri celebrations in India. The first Navratri is called the Chaitra Navratri and the second is called Ashwin Navratri. The first one is celebrated in the month of March- April and the second is celebrated in the month of September – October according to the Gregorian calendar. The celebrations of both these …

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Navratri Fast: Vrat Procedure For Households

Navratri Fast - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri Fast: Vrat Procedure For Households – Navratri literally means ‘nine nights’ and during these nine days which mark the celebration of Durga Puja in India, different incarnations of the Goddess Shakti, Adi Shakti, or the original creator, observer and destroyer of the universe, are worshiped. The festival is an integral part of the Hindu tradition and different regions in the …

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Navratri Customs: Navratri Culture & Traditions

Navratri Customs

Navratri Customs: Navratri Culture & Traditions in Hindus – 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 …

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