Navratri Festival Explained 2014

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Navratri Nine Nights:

Navratri Nine Nights

NAV-RATRI (nine-nights):

NAV-RATRI (nine-nights) NAV-RATRI, is for the nine days when we thank the female principle of nature and the goddesses connected to them. The nine nights are dedicated to the three main goddesses of Hinduism - Parvati , Lakshmi and Sarasvati .

Meaning & Significance:

Meaning & Significance It is celebrated to mark the beginning of autumn on the lunar calendar (Sharad Navratri ) The 10th day celebrated as Dusshera , or Vijaydashami , the victory of good over evil Same day as Yom Kipur

Rituals of Navratri:

Rituals of Navratri First Three Days The goddess is separated as a spiritual force called Durga also known as Kali in order to destroy all our impurities. Second Three Days The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi , who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees inexhaustible wealth, as she is the goddess of wealth. Last Three Days The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati . In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine nights of worship.

How it’s Celebrated:

How it’s Celebrated North Indian Traditions Garba-Raas : Folk dance, began in Gujurat Vrat (fasting) is kept all nine days to worship the Mother Goddess in her different forms The culmination of Navratri is also celebrated as Dussehra , Dus (10) hara (lost), meaning the day that Ravan , the 10-headed demon, was vanquished by Ram South Indian Traditions In South India, people set up steps and place idols on them. This is known as golu . In Kerala , three days: Ashtami , Navami , and Vijaya Dashami of Sharad Navaratri are celebrated as Sarasvati Puja in which books are worshipped. The books are placed for Puja on the Ashtami day in own houses, traditional nursery schools, or in temples.

Traditional Foods:

Traditional Foods

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Aim is to connect people and provide a space where we can gather with family and enjoy various cultural programs regularly across the year. We are also into event management and organize musical nights, corporate events, cultural dramas, navratri festival etc.

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With the world renowned Garba or Dandiya Raas in the state of Gujarat.

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This festival is celebrated in most unique and different ways in different parts of India and abroad with devotional songs, bhajans and cultural programs

What Next???:

What Next??? Diwali Festival of Lights Hindu New Year Fire-works Good Food 

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