India is a land of mixed cultures and opinions, a place where festivals are celebrated all 12 months and there is excitement and enthusiasm throughout.
The nine auspicious days of the Navratris are here when we worship nine different forms of Maa Durga, Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri and these began from today, September 25, 2014.
India has a varied culture and all its festivals hold an important message and enjoy an ancient lineage to them.
This is also considered as the approach of a new year for the ‘Gujuratis’ and people observe a nine day fast to pay homage and salutation to the almighty.
They sing bhajans, offer prayers and there is a lot of celebrations that goes on during these amazing nine days.
‘Navratri’ is a sanskrit word that means nine nights. Here this words holds significance with the nine goddesses who hold some importance in our lives one way or the other. Look for SMS and greeting here.
Maa Shailputri is worshipped on the first day. Maa Brahmacharini or Uma or Parvati is worshipped on the second day, Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped on third day. Navratri 2014 photos and wishes here.
Maa Kushmanda is the creator of universe and she is worshiped on the fourth day. The mother of fighter Skanda, Maa Skanda is worshipped on the fifth day.The sixth day is devoted for Maa Katyayani.
The symbol of peace and wisdom, Maa Gauri is worshipped on the eighth day.Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth day.
After the worship of these nine deities we reach the Vijaydashmi which marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The tenth day is celebrated as Dusshera across the country.