Navratri – celebrating nine blissful and auspicious nights

Navratri – celebrating nine blissful and auspicious nights

Navratri
Navratri

 

Yaa Kundendu TussaaraHaara Dhavalaa
Yaa Shubhra Vastraavrtaa
Yaa Viinnaa Vara Danndda Mannddita Karaa
Yaa Shveta Padmaasanaa
Yaa BrahmanAcyuta Shankara Prabhrtibhir
Devaih Sadaa Puujitaa
Saa Maam Paatu Sarasvati Bhagavatii
Nihshessa Jaaddya Apahaa

 

Navratri is a hindu festival celebrated all over India. According to hindu culture the 9 days of Navratri consider as the most auspicious days of the lunar calendar.Navratri means nine nights. Devotees worship Devi in different bhavas on these auspicious days. Navarathri is dedicated to the worship of  deity Durga. Mahanavami and vijayadasami are the most important days of pooja celebrations. Mahanavami is famous for Ayudhapooja and Vijayadasami is for Vidyarambha. Vijayadashami is believed for the auspicious beginning of any type of “Vidhya”.
Some of the important temples celebrate Navrathri festival in south India are Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur, Karnataka, Panachikkadu Saraswati Temple in Kottayam and Thunchan Parambu, Malappuram (famous for the birth place of great poet in malayalam- Thunchath Ramanujan Ezuthachan), Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, Thrissur, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Chottanikkara Devi Temple, Ernakulam, Thiruvullakkavu temple, Cherppu, Thrissur. Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram, Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Kanyakumari Temple, Kanyakumari etc.



9 avatars of Goddess Durga worshipped on the 9 days

First day:
Known as the Pratipada, Shailaputri is worshipped on this day.

Second day:
On Dwitiya, goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped.

Third day:
Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on Tritiya.

Fourth day:
On Chaturthi, Devi Kushmanda is worshipped.

Fifth day:
Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on Panchami.

Sixth day:
Devi Katyayini is revered on Shasthi.

Seventh day:
On Saptami, Devi Kalaratri is worshipped.

Eighth day:
Known as Ashtami Mata Mahagauri is worshipped on this day.

Nineth day:
The last day also known as Navami, people pray to Devi Siddhidaatri.



Sarasvati Namastubhyam
Varade Kaama Ruupinni
Vidyaarambham Karissyaami
Siddhir Bhavatu Me Sadaa

May goddess Saraswathi fulfill all your wishes and shower enormous belssings.



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