Navratri celebrations – The Nine Nights of Goddess Durga
Navratri celebrations – The Nine Nights of Goddess Durga. India is a rich country in diverse cultures, traditions and vast geographical regions, historical background of Vedic times and dynasties plays a major role in India festivals. Navratri festival has its own meaning and significance related to it.
This significant festival is a nine day festival celebrated with dedication in the whole country. The starting first three days are worshiped of Goddess Durga. Every day is devoted to her different appearance.
The next three days are devoted to the worship of Goddess Lakhmi to win all the materialistic peace and prosperity in their life. Seventh-eighth days dedicated to the worship of Goddess Saraswati, who is known as goddess of knowledge and art.
Ninth day is the last day of Navaratri festival and is also popular as Mahanavami on the day Puja of Kanya is performed in which nine girls are worshiped together. And at the end, statue of Goddess Durga is immersed in the water on the day of Dusshera. Navaraatri means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra.” Nav ratri in 2012 will start on Tuesday, the 16th of October and will continue for 9 days until Wednesday, the 24th of October. Happy Navratri 2012.Tags: Goddess Durga, Nav ratri, Navaratri, Navraatri, Navratri, Navratri celebrations, Nine Nights
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