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Navarathiri Festival
Navarathiri Festival

Maniam PS
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The Navarathiri Festival is an Hindu festival to worship Sakti in all her nine forms. This festival is celebrated trough out India and countries like Sri Lanka South Africa Mozambique Mauritius Malaysia etc. I would like to request members of this forum to tell us how is this festival celebrated in their town state or country.

Posted On : 5/5/2009 10:13:04 PM

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Abhi Tripathi
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i am originally from Uttar Pradesh. Navaratri is one of the most important festivals here. the festival is a nine days carnival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Another essential part of the Navaratri celebrations is the Ramlila. Ramlila is an important tradition of our state. This festival falls in the month of Ashwin or in the months of September/ October. The tenth day of the festival holds special significance as offerings are made to Durgadevi.

Posted On : 5/6/2009 12:34:15 AM

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Indravadan Modi
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Hello everybody.. i am from Gujarat. In Gujarat this festival is dedicated to goddess Amba, During Navratri, a pot with attractive designs is ceremoniously placed a light is placed inside. A striking feature of Navaratri in Gujarat is garba dance. nother dance which is Also a feature of navaratri is the dandia - ras or stick dance , in Which men and women join the dance circle

Posted On : 5/6/2009 12:58:55 AM

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ravi
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I want to collect clay made idols from al states of India for Navaratri kolu.pl mail the photos.

Posted On : 9/24/2009 9:56:11 AM

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Dr. Surekha Nanikar
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Navratra festival is a festival of joy. basically I am from the border of maharashtra and karnataka. In our tradition these 9 days are celebrated with great zing. It is must for every person in the family to visit Kuladevata God who protects the family from ancestral times at least once in these 10 days. One should go and light a diya in front of god, so as to continue with the generation i.e. for a healthy progeny . Also in navratra utsav dhartimata s puja is performed by growing 9 different types of grains. keeping a pot filled with water in the middle. A special type of puri s are made to offer the godess and kuladevata. These puris are called as Kadakani. name itself suggests the crispiness of dish. After navratra comes Dassera, when farmers are most happy people on this earth as the crops are ready to be removed and sent to market or for their daily use. Hence before entering market some part of crop is offered to godess and kuldevata.

Posted On : 10/18/2009 1:45:47 AM

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Maniam PS
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Ravi, can you be more specific. Exactly what kind or which Deity idol are you looking for?

Posted On : 10/21/2009 12:55:50 AM

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Dipen Guha
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Mysore is said to take its name from wicked buffalo-headed demon king Mahishasura, who was defeated in a 10-day battle by the Goddess Chamundeswari. The lavish Navratri pujos are a paean to the goddess in an extravaganza of soverign pageantry, culminating on the day of Vijayadashami. One needs a special pass to watch some of the beautifully orchestrated regal ceremonies held on this within the famous Amba Vilas Palace, but there is enough going on outside the palace walls to enjoy the Nadda Habba which stands for people-festival. it s also the one time every year when the beautiful throne, said to date from the time of the Pandavas, is on display along with the famous 75-kg gem-encrusted golden howdah or carriage, in which originally the king, and now the Devi, is taken in procession. The diluted spectacle, however, is no less enchanting with the traditional pujo at the Chamunda Hill Temple, the cultural programmes, the elephant line-up, the illuminated palace, the fireworks lighting up the night sky and the magical torch parade provide a spectacular scene.

Posted On : 1/13/2010 8:22:49 AM

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Dipen Guha
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Legend says, Kullu Raja Jagat Singh s obsession to possess a fabulous collection of pearls, owned by a Brahmin, ended in the man s death. Plagued by the sin of Brahma hatya the king went into mental decline. The only cure for his malady was the blessing of Lord Rama. A retainer was despatched to Ayodhya, from where the image of the Lord was stolen and installed in a temple close to the palace. When he recovered, the grateful king established Lord Rama as Kullu s true ruler and himself as his vice-regent. He also ordered massive celebrations of the Lord as Raghunathji on the annual Dussehra festivities. The crowds following the hand-pulled chariot of Raghunathji is an awesome sight. A week-long fair, punctuated by many cultural programmes, marks the Navratri period. The fair is also attended by over 200 deities, wrought in beaten silver and gold, brought here in gaily-adorned palanquins from the villages in Kullu Valley. On the sixth day, the Devta Durbar marks the homage of the village deities to Raghunathji. The festival ends with the ruler leading a procession to the Beas River, where a bush is set on fire symbolising the burning of Lanka, along with a small effigy of Ravan. Ritual sacrifices and Raghunathji s return to his temple end the lavish pageantry.

Posted On : 1/30/2010 5:37:22 AM

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ana
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Hello Navarathiri festival comes 2 times in year.one time for Ram Navmi and other is VijayDashmi..

Posted On : 4/16/2011 12:41:30 AM

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