Navratri Festival:

navratri festival

Navratri Festival

A group of nine nights is called ‘Navratri’. Navratri festival is symbol of a glorious victory of goddess Durga over the evils or demons. This entire period has a religious and pious importance.

According to Hindu calendar main navratri festival is occurred in Ashwin month which is observed in September-October month. It is celebrated in all over India with an enormous excitement and devotion.

Main attractions of the navratri are ‘Devi puja’ and ‘Garba dance’. Garba dance is originated from Gujarat. It is a folkdance of Gujarat. It signs the admiration of goddess Jagdamba. It is performed by men and women. They dance in a circular area. It is such a great and colorful dance. Garba dance is performed on the garba songs.

A magnificent garba song lyrics we can see here below:

Rang Tali, Rang Tali – A Famous Garba Song Lyrics :

Rang tali, rang tali, rang tali, re rang ma rang tali
Ma gabar na gokh vadi re rang ma rang tali

Ma chachar na chok vadi re rang ma rang tali
Ma motiyo na haar vadi re rang ma rang tali

Ma ghee na divda vadi re rang ma rang tali
Ma Amba arasur vadi re rang ma rang tali

Ma bhakto ne mann vadi re rang ma rang tali (more…)

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Navratri Festival is a famous and admired festival of India. It comes on five times in a year. But main navratri festival is comes in an Ashwin month. It is known as a ‘Mahanavaratra’. On the navratri people go through fasts at each day of nine days. Fast is a part of worship. There are many customs and rituals related with navratri festival.

Rituals of Navratri :

Navratri Mata

Maa Amba

1). On the navratri people set up an idol of goddess Durga in their houses. They offers flowers and fruits to idol of goddess Durga. They sing bhajan or aarti in respect of goddess.

2). On The first three days Durga’s powers are worshiped in different form.

3). On the first day People plants barley seeds in a pot.

4). The fourth, fifth and sixth days are devoted to goddess Lakshmi. She is worshiped for wealth and success. Fifth day is called ‘Lalita Panchami’.

5). Goddess Saraswati is worshiped on seventh and eighth day to get knowledge of art and education.

6). Last day of navratri is a ninth day. Devotees offered food to nine girls and they also
Worship them as goddess Durga’s nine forms.

7). On this occasion garba dance is performed by people. It is a popular dance form of Gujarat (more…)

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