Bhai Dooj

DAY 1 # NaBloPo­Mo Mon­th of Novem­ber start­ed with an aus­pi­cious day Bhai Dooj … Sto­ry Behind Bhai Dooj  Long time back, Surya, the sun God, was mar­ried to a beau­ti­ful princess called Samj­na (also prounced as Sangya). In course of a year, she pre­sent­ed Him with twins. The twins were chris­tened Yama, and Varni or Yamu­na, and they…

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Story of Karwachauth

Kar­va is anoth­er word for ‘pot’ (a small earth­en pot of water) and chau­th means ‘fourth’ in Hindi (a ref­er­ence to the fact that the fes­ti­val falls on the fourth day of the dark-fort­night, or krish­na pak­sh, of the mon­th of Kar­tik). Kar­wa Chau­th is a fast under­tak­en by mar­ried Hin­du wom­en who offer prayers…

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Dussehra -Killing Demon inside yourself

Dussehra cel­e­brates the Hin­du god Rama’s  vic­to­ry over the demon king Ravana and the tri­umph of good over evil.  The epic Ramayana tells the sto­ry of the Lord Rama who wins the love­ly  Sita for his wife, only to have her car­ried off by Ravana, the demon  king of Lanka. Ravana plays an impor­tant role…

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Navrati-Day 9- Maa Siddhidatri

The last among the nine forms of Maa Shak­ti is God­dess Sid­dhi­da­tri who is wor­shiped on the ninth or final day of Navra­tri. ‘Sid­dhi’ is a San­skrit term which means ‘per­fec­tion’. God­dess Sid­dhi­da­tri has four arms. She holds a Chakra in her right low­er hand and a mace in the upper. In the left low­er…

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Navrati-Day 8- Maa MAHAGAURI

Maha­gau­ri is the eight form of God­dess Shak­ti. Her col­or is white. Whiten­ers is shown by shell, moon etc. Maha­gau­ri means one clean and bright like a ray of light­ning. Maa Maha­Gau­ri Poo­ja on Ash­h­tami in Navra­tri Fes­ti­val This is the form of God­dess Par­vati when she did penance to get Lord Shiva as her…

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Navrati-Day 7- Maa kalaratri

Maa Kalara­tri is the sev­en­th Shak­ti of Maa Dur­ga. The sev­en­th day of Navra­tri poo­ja is ded­i­cat­ed to Dur­ga Kalra­tri. This is the most vio­lent form of Godess Dur­ga. Kalara­tri is the one of the fiercest forms of Dur­ga and her appear­ance itself evokes fear. This form of God­dess is believed to be the destroy­er…

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Navrati-Day 6- MAA KATYAYANI

The six­th day of Navra­tri is ded­i­cat­ed to Dur­ga Katyayani. She is called Katyayani because she was born as the daugh­ter of Sage Katya of Katya clan. She has three eyes and four arms. One left hand holds a weapon and the oth­er a lotus. The oth­er two hands respec­tive­ly dis­play defend­ing and grant­i­ng ges­tures. Her…

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Navrati-Day 5- SkandaMata

Being the moth­er of Skan­da she is Skan­damata. Wor­ship­ping Skan­damata has on the fifth day of Navara­tra has very ipor­tace­for Yogis & Sad­haks . In her image the Lord Skan­da in his infant form is always found. She holds him in her lap. Using a lion as a vehi­cle, Moth­er God­dess has four arms & three…

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Navrati-Day 4- Maa Kushmanda

Day 1: MATA KUSHMANDA:  The word Kush­man­da is made of three oth­er words that are “Ku + Ush­ma + Amn­da= Kush­man­da”. Here “Ku” is “Lit­tle”, “Ush­ma” is “Warmth or Ener­gy” & “Anda” is “Egg” , means the one who cre­ate the uni­verse as “Lit­tle Cos­mic Egg” with the ener­gy of Her divine smile is called…

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Navrati-Day 3- Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Chan­draghan­ta is the third Shak­ti of Maa Dur­ga. Maa Chan­draghan­ta is wor­shiped on the third day of Navr­ti Poo­ja. Maa Chan­draghan­ta is one Who estab­lish­es jus­tice and wears cres­cent moon on Her head. Because of this bell shaped mark of moon which is present on the fore head of Maa Chan­draghan­ta, Maa is known…

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