a home away from home
  HOME   FEEDBACK    TELL A FRIEND    WEB SITE DESIGN    CAREER WITH US    CONTACT US

Festivals
Durga Puja
Associations
Learn Bangla
Beng. Marriage
Baby's Name
Art & Craft
Great Indians
Beauty Care
Recipe
Astrology
Beng. Section
Bengal
Calcutta
Tiger
Beng. Calendar
Wallpapers
Movie
Music
E-Card
Shopping
E-Puja Room
News
E-mail
Month's Events
Weather
Chat
Travel
Join Us
Advertise
Website links
Link to us
Guest Corner
Services
WebSite Design


  Navratri Next Page  
Durga Puja Preparation

Navratri, the festival of nine nights is devoted to the reverence of the Supreme or Goddess Durga who is the manifestation of the absolute power. Celebrated in the month of Ashwin these nine nights are devoted to the Mother Goddess who exists in many forms.
During Navratri the devout offer prayers and

seek her blessings to lead a peaceful and prosperous life. Goddess Durga, the ancient Navapatrika, the pagan Goddess who bestowed the peasants with a year of good harvest is the powerful Goddess who is the manifestation of the energies of Lord Bramha, Vishnu and Maheshwar appears in her fearsome form to slay the asura and reestablish peace and joy in the earth again.

Types of Navratris
There are five Navratris devoted to the worship of Shakti or Goddess Durga but only three Navratris are celebrated.
Sharad Navratri
__________ Sharad Navratri is the autumnal celebration of good harvest. Goddess Durga the symbol of Shakti is worshipped with great ardour. She slays the evil to establish peace and prosperity on the earth. This festival is celebrated almost throughout the country and especially the East.

Vasant Navratri__________________
Vasant Navratri is celebrated during spring or the beginning of summer. This Navratri is celebrated in North India. In Jammu, the Vaishno Devi temple observes Vasant Navratri.

Ashard Navratri_________
Ashard Navratri is celebrated in the month of July-August and is called Guhya Navaratri in Himachal Pradesh.


When is Navratri held


In the lunar month of Ashwin, Navratri, the festival of nine nights is held on the first day or pratipada of the fortnight. Generally held during the beginning of October, the dates of Navratri as of other festivals are determined according to the lunar calendar.

Where is Navratri Celebrated

Navratri is celebrated throughout India. It upholds unique rituals and methods of festivity in accordance with different regions of the country.

North India________________
People of Northern India celebrate Navratri with great fervour, fasting for all nine days and worshipping Goddess Durga in her nine forms. Kulu in Himachal Pradesh attracts tourists from all parts of the world for its well known festivities.

South India______________
In the Southern states of India especially Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Sharad Navaratri is celebrated by inviting people home enjoy the festivities. The process is called Golu or Bombegolu. In Karnataka, effigies of Ravana representing the evil are lighted on the tenth day of the festivity.

East India_______________
The ultimate 4 days of Sharad Navaratri in West Bengal is the Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the state. Beautiful clay idols of Goddess Durga are worshipped throughout the state with great fervour. The Goddess is seen in her most dynamic form, beautiful and fearsome invoking awe and bhakti in her devotees. On the fifth day or the tenth day of the festivity the beautifully crafted clay idols are immersed in the river.

West India_____________
Garba Dance remains the exclusive attraction of Sharad Navaratri in Western India.

  Next Page
Buy our ad space Know about us Express yourself  
   
 
HOME || FESTIVALS || DURGA PUJA || RECIPE || CALENDAR || CALCUTTA || ART & CRAFT || CHAT || E-PUJA || MONTH'S SPECIAL
GREAT INDIANS || BENGALI SECTION || BENGALI MARRIAGE || BABY'S NAME || WALLPAPER || BENGAL || WEATHER || TRAVEL
MOBILE WALLPAPER || E-CARD || MOVIE || WEBSITE LINKS || ASSOCIATIONS || SHOPPING || ASTROLOGY || MUSIC || BEAUTY CARE
TIGER || NEWS || GUEST CORNER || FEEDBACK || LINK TO US || FOR ADVERTISING || SERVICES || CONTACT || BENGALI CALENDAR

Graphics, Sound or content copied or produced in part or whole in any media will be illegal.
Persons or websites caught using our material will be penalized.


Privacy Statement || Copyright
Copyright 1999-2014 BANGALINET.COM