Happy Navratri 2020 Wishes And Quotes
Navratri is a hindu festival, and it is celebrated every year and it spans for 9 nights.
Navaratri in sanskrit means “NINE NIGHTS”. It is a festival representing women power. It is also called DURGA PUJA.
Navratri is celebrated in the month of ashwin or ashwina and a 9 days celebration is organised. In hindu culture it is celebrated as the honour of divine feminine [DEVI DURGA]. Hindu’s believe that the womens of India or hindu womens are like Goddess Durga. During navratri people worship the different avatars of Goddess Durga.
Navratri is celebrated four times in a year. First as CHAITRA NAVRATRI, second as MAGH GUPT NAVRATRI, third as SHARAD NAVRATRI, and last but not the least ASHADHA GUPT NAVRATRI. But only Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri are known and have their own importance.
Chaitra Navratri comes and celebrated in the month of March and April, according to the georgian calendar or BASANT SEASON according to the hindu calender. This year chaitra navratri starts on 25th march and ends on 20 april on the RAM NAVMI. Chaitra Navratri is also celebrated as the beginning of The Hindu New Year. The story behind the celebration of chaitra navratri is that Lord Shiva allowed his wife Goddess Parvathi to visit her parents house for nine days. It is also said that Goddess Parvathi killed the Demon MAHISHASURA and established the victory of good over bad or god over devil. This is the fact why goddess durga is said as the symbol of shakti or power.
It is celebrated with lots of excitement and happiness in india. It is especially celebrated in the northern part of the country as the festival of Goddess Durga. It is believed that if people observe fast during the celebration Goddess Durga blesses them with everything they need. People observe fast and worship goddess Durga’s different avatars and awake for the nine nights and sing bhajans and aarti of Maa Durga during the nine nights and days of the navratri celebration to get all the blessings of goddess durga. The Navratri celebration starts with KALASH STHAPANA on Ekadashi. After the kalash sthapana people worship goddess durga and offer food, fruits and sweets to her and chant mantras and aarti of her. It is believed that goddess durga blesses her devotees with good health and wealth and for their bright future.
The nine avatars of goddess laxmi are:
- Maa Shailputri [EKADASHI]
- Maa Brahmacharini [DWADASHI]
- Maa Chandraghanta [TRAYODASHI]
- Maa Kushmanda [CHATURDASHI]
- Maa Skandamata [PANCHMI]
- Maa Katyayani
- Maa Kalaratri [SAPTMI]
- Maa Mahagauri [ASHTAMI]
- Maa Siddhidatri [NAVAMI]
All these avatars of maa durga are known as the symbol of shakti; the power. And people are so much devoted to this celebration.
The states of India which are popular for their Navratri celebration are Gujrat, West Bengal, Kolkata,Kashmir, etc. Garba of Gujrat and Durga Puja of West Bengal are the highlights of navratri festival in india.
The sharad navratri comes and is celebrated during the month of October and November according to the Gregorian calendar or SHARAD SEASON according to the hindu calendar. This year Sharada Navratra is coming and we are celebrating it from October 17th and ending on 26th October on the day of DURGA ASHTAMI.
Sharad Navratri is one of the most important festivals of hindu culture. It is also known as Maha Navratri.
India is a country that has different types of religions and different types of festivals. Navratri is one of those festivals. But it is celebrated among all the states of India in their own culture and ways.
In Gujrat, navratri is celebrated by worshiping goddess Durga and they have a unique way of celebration. They set a Pandal in the ground and place an idol of Maa Durga in the middle of the Pandal and for nine nights they worship maa durga and play a dance that is called GARBA. They dance Garba with the help of DANDIYA STICKS. And for nine nights they worship goddess durga and wish for her blessings.
In West Bengal and Assam navratri is celebrated in a different way. Like the other states, people of Assam and Bengal do not observe any fast, in fact they go in another way and organise feasts for their loved ones. And they celebrate navratri on the last three days Saptmi, Ashtami and Navmi by organising a grand durga puja celebration. And on the tenth day they organise a huge festival of durga puja in their traditional way.
In the capital of our country, Delhi, the celebration of navratri is done in a different way. They organise DANDIYA PARTIES. But the most important thing in the celebration is RAMLEELA. The stage artists perform a Ramleela act in which they show the story of Lord Ram and his wife Sita. and they tell the victory of good over the bad.
The state of India which is popular for the lively dancing and amazing songs,Punjab. In Punjab the celebration is not like the other states. In the womens observe fasting for seven days and attend the JAGARANS for nine nights and chant mantras and sing bhajans and aarti of maa durga. On the eighth day the fast was broken and womens prepared a feast and invited nine young girls for the feast as they believed that the young girls represented maa durga.
The other states of India have different ways of celebration. But all of them have one common thing that is their devotion towards goddess durga.
So the celebration of Navratri is here. And Maa Durga is coming to bless you.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Navratri.
Jai Mata Di.