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{October 21, 2007}   HAPPY NAVARATRI AND VIJAYADASHMI!!

WISHING YOU AND Your FAMILY A VERY HAPPY NAVARATRI AND VIJAYADASHMI!!

Vasant Navratri, also known as Vasant Navratras, begins on March 19, 2007. This festival of nine nights is dedicated to Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. It is also known as Chaitra Navratras or Spring Navratri. Details of Navratri in October 2007 can be found here.

Why is Navratri Celebrated twice a year?
Most people associate Navratri with the celebrations that take place in the lunar month of Ashwani – September/October. The second Navratri is celebrated in the lunar month of Chaitra – March/April.

Both the Navratris are celebrated when nature undergoes important climate changes. It is held during the beginning of summer and the beginning of winter. It is a time of thanksgiving to Mother Nature – who protects and sustains us.

The vasant or Spring Navratri is more famous in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), Punjab and Haryana. Most people are not aware of the Vasant Navratri as it does not have the pomp and fanfare associated with the Durga Puja celebrated in September-October.

The vasant Navratra also coincides with Ram Navami, which falls on the ninth day of Chaitra month. Due to this the Navratri in March is also known as Ram Navratri. During this period, fairs are organized in temples in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Most devotees fast during the period of Navratri and on the Ashtami day little girls are worshiped.


MAY THE DIVINE BLESSINGS…

FILL YOUR DAYS WITH GOOD CHEER AND HAPPINESS!

MAY YOUR CELEBRATION OF NAVRATRI BRING ALL THE BEST THINGS TO YOU

Wishing you all a very Happy Navaratri


SIGNIFICANCE OF NAVARATRI

 

A deeper meaning of the festival Navaratri suggests the spiritual growth of a person, where one needs courage to stand up for others and protect the weaker and be able to fight the evil and their temptations. This is the first requirement of spiritual growth – to take a firm against the evil and for the good. The second requirement is to fulfill one’s needs, treat the guests and help the poor. For this one needs money and the next three days of Navratri are dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi so that she would bless us with the necessary money to be put to good use. Learning virtues and good qualities and upholding one’s responsibility as a sacred duty is the next requirement to the spiritual growth. Finally, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped so that she blesses us with power of knowledge and helps us to attain spiritual enlightenment.

The 9 nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwin of the bright fortnight. The festival comes to an end on the tenth day of Vjay Dashmi or Dussehra, when the idols of the Goddess Shakti are immersed in the river. Dussehra, is thus, considered auspicious for beginning mantra incantation and renouncing the world as ‘Sanyasi’. However, Navaratri has a message for people who lead worldly life too. It teaches us to surmount obstacles with the help of Durga, thank and pray to Lakshmi for her blessings and gain knowledge with the blessings of Saraswati. This done, we can find Shakti (power) within ourselves. We must also understand that Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are different facets of a single entity, thus, representing that Mother Goddess bestow us with wealth, prosperity and knowledge and protect us too.

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