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
Known as the Pratipada, Shailaputri is worshipped on this day.
On Dwitiya, goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped.
Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped on Tritiya.
On Chaturthi, Devi Kushmanda is worshipped.
Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on Panchami.
Devi Katyayini is revered on Shasthi.
On Saptami, Devi Kalaratri is worshipped.
Known as Ashtami Mata Mahagauri is worshipped on this day.
The last day also known as Navami, people pray to Devi Siddhidaatri.
Varade Kaama Ruupinni
Siddhir Bhavatu Me Sadaa
May goddess Saraswathi fulfill all your wishes and shower enormous belssings.