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.…

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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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Navrati-Day 2- Maa Bharmacharini

Day 2: MATA BRAHMACHARINI: Maa Brahmacharini is the second manifestation of Maa Durga who is worshippied on the second day of Navratri. She holds a rosary in her right hand and Kamandalu in her left. SHE personifies love and loyalty. Mata Bhramacharni is store-house of knowledge and wisdom. Rudraksha is HER most adorned ornament. When she…

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Navrati-Day 1- Maa Shailputri

Nava – that also means ‘new‘ – denotes ‘nine‘ the number to which sages attach special significance. Hence, we have Nava-ratri (9 nights), Nava-patrika (9 leaves / herbs / plants), Nava-graha (9 planets), and Nava-Durga (9 appellations).Nava Durga, if worshipped with religious fervor during Navaratri, it is believed, lift the divine spirit in us and…

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