Navratri- The Nine Holy Nights
Navratri is a very auspicious period to seek blessings of Maa Durga as the goddess arrives on earth and impart divine powers on her devotees. Navratri is a popular Hindu festival in North India and has been celebrated for centuries with a complete devotion and concentration. Every year, millions of devotees worship different manifestations of shakti and perform thousands year old rituals to welcome the goddess. We will also talk about ‘Things to avoid during Navratra’ in the article. Read more
Importance of Navratri
This nine-day period is considered the most sacred time of the year. It signifies the arrival of Maa Durga. Navratri also marks the beginning of the autumn season. Each day of Navratra signifies different forms of the Goddess Durga i.e Durga, Saraswati and Laksmi.
Story behind Navratra fast
1. the divine sage Narada was not happy about the condition of life on earth and reached Lord Brahma to find a solution.
2. Lord Brahman told a fantastic story to Narada. The story revolves around a family of Brahmin named Anath, great devotee of the Goddess Durga. Anath’s got a daughter by goddess’s blessings and daughter Sumati became a great devotee of Lord Durga like her father.
2. One day, Sumati forget to offer rituals to Maa Durga. Anath got very upset by this and punished her for her negligence. As a punishment, she was married to a poor man.
3. Being a devotee, Sumati offered fast to Maa Durga for nine days to get rid of misery. She was also concerned about her he was suffering from leprosy.
5. After performing all the rituals devotedly for nine days period, her condition improved and her husband’s health returned and marital life became prosperous.
6. Now you know the power of Maa Durga’s blessings.
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Things to avoid during Navratra suggest by Pt. Pawan Kushik, top astrologer and vastu consultant of India.
• Do not cut nails & Hair: During nine days, refrain from cutting nails, hair and avoid shaving your bread and mustache.
• Don does not touch needle: avoid activities like stitching and knitting during holy nights.
• Don’t use abusive language: it is advised not use any offensive language or harsh words.
• Do not wear Slipper: if you are a devotee of Maa Durga, it is advised to avoid wearing slipper inside the house as it becomes a residence of Goddess during Navratra.
• Avoid eating any Tamasic foods: in order to maintain holiness during Navratri festival, avoid consumption of tamasic food i.e. onion, garlic and non-vegetarian food majorly.
• Avoid consumption of alcohol: intake of alcohol, drugs and addictive substances is strictly prohibited
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