Happy Navratri 2019, India is a country of art and varieties. A land where people of different castes and cultures join together and celebrate India, it is a country of cultures and diversity.
A land where people of different caste and culture unite and celebrate it with joy and happiness.
Many festivals are solemnly celebrated
Navaratri is a festival celebrated twice a year across the country as Chaitra and Sharad Navaratri, during the nine we pray to Mother Durga which is the energy of the universe to eliminate the devil inside us.
We keep Navaratri fast for nine days for the happiness and prosperity of our family.
Books of different poojas are being read in all 9 days and temples and houses are decorated with flowers and lights and prayers are being drawn on loudspeakers all the time.
Beautiful accessories worn by Maa Durga with appropriate attire such as bangles, jumka, bindi, anklets and etc. Each day is a day for a different idol.
Every morning and evening we all worship n mother every evening along with all our family members. We do Kirtan of Maa Durga.
To make the hymns more melodious, we like to play the dholak. Navaratri takes place in the corner and people are very excited about Navaratri as this festival brings together various joys like Garba, Durga Puja etc.
Garba has its own unique ness, every posture of this dance form is so divine and pure. Durga Puja in West Bengal is one of the most popular worship in the entire universe.
Rituals have their own peculiarity in this worship. When on its Navratri days, the atmosphere becomes so auspicious everywhere.
There are nine forms of Goddess Durga known as Navadurga in Hindi language.
Each form has its own distinctness and reflects its own set of elements. Each form of Maa Durga teaches us different aspects of life which plays its importance in making further decisions and is important for different problems in one’s life.
Mother Durga herself teaches us many and many things. She stands for feminism, love, freedom, freedom, knowledge, etc.
The first form of Maa Durga is Shailputri Homesteading and Orange is the color for the first day. Shailputri (daughter of the mountains.) Is an expression of the Hindu goddess Durga and one of the first forms of Navadurga during the first day of Navratri.
She is also known as Sati, Bhavani, Parvati or Hemvati. Mother Shailputri is the full form of Mother Nature.
The second form of Maa Durga is Brahmacharini. The second day is known as Dwitiya and the color is white. Brahmacharini means a dedicated female student, who along with other students lives in the ashram with her guru.
The third form of Maa Durga is Chandraghanta and is red in color. He is believed to reward people with his grace, bravery and courage.
The fourth form of Maa Durga is Kushmanda, Kushmanda is a Hindu goddess who is credited with creating the world with her divine smile.
Followers of the Kalikula tradition consider her to be the fourth form of the Hindu goddess Durga.
The fifth form of Maa Durga Skandmata is the fifth form of Hindu goddess Durga. Literally meaning Mother of Skanda, her name comes from the word, Skanda is another name for the God of War and her son Kartikeya and Mother’s name is Mother.
The sixth form of Maa Durga is Katyayini, she has 18 or 10 hands or 4 hands.
In Amarkosh, another name is given to Goddess Lakshmi or Adishakti, which is the name of the Sanskrit language (Goddess Parvati – “Uma Katyayani Gauri Kali Hamanti.”
The seventh form of Goddess Durga is Kalratri, Kalratri is considered to be one of the many destructive forms of Mother Goddess, including Kali, Mahakali, Bhadrakali, Bhairavi.
Death, Rudrani, Chamunda, Chandi and Durga.
The eight form of Goddess Durga is Mahagauri, the eighth incarnation of Mahagauri represents intelligence, peace, prosperity and calm.
On the festival day of Navratri, 9 Goddess Siddhidatri is celebrated.
Akaid Jyot is lit on the day of Navratri for the prosperity and worship of Maa Durga.
At the end of the ninth day all the members of the society pray for their health and property.
We all do garba at night, have a lot of fun in the proper attire of Gujarati appearance and have a lot of fun on Navratri days.
Navaratri is celebrated in a different way from all the states because according to their tradition all people gather in large community grounds and sing devotional songs of Dandiya Raas and Garba Raas.
It has made its way into almost all the famous parts of Navratri in India.
Navratri in Gujarat is a grand community event, in which, apart from the rituals, people sing devotional songs of Dandiya Raas and Garba Raslangas in large numbers in the community grounds.
People dress in their traditional costumes and dance to the tune of popular traditional Gujarati songs in the evening.
They also see Jagran singing hymns and praising the goddess throughout the night.
Although parts of Maharashtra especially celebrate Navratri in Mumbai such as events for Garba Raas and Dandiya Raas in Gujarat, there is a twist.
Apart from traditional dances, Mumbai has also introduced its own versions of these dances which have become highly popular as disco dandiya where traditional songs are mixed with popular Bollywood songs.
Kolkata is famous for its Durga Puja celebrations and is the highlight of the grand Puja festival. Beng Il also performs his traditional dances in these days.
The next day as Mahanavami, Goddess of Knowledge, Saraswati is honored by worshiping at home and in the temple.
The tenth day is known as Dussehra, the day when Lord Rama defeated Ravana and the effigy of Ravana was burnt with firecrackers for the victory of good over evil. While these parts of India have their own different ways of celebrating the festival of Navratri.
In other states of India including Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Navratri is celebrated with full fervor and vigor.
Durga Puja is organized and people perform a variety of dances, cook delicious dishes, decorate their areas, and take out processions of idols of deities. Celebrations are held all over the country.