Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chaitra Navratri: Special Days Of Mother Goddess

Stay blessed by worshiping Mother Goddess during the time of Chaitra Navratri. Devotional songs, prayers to Devi Maiya, and fasting, defines Chaitra Navratri. Read on to know more about the significance of Chaitra Navratri.

Chaitra Navratri or Vasanta Navratri also marks the beginning of new year.

Navratri is celebrated in honor of Goddess Durga. People worship nine different forms of Goddess mother or Devi Maa during these nine days. Chaitra Navratri or Vasanta Navratri is one of the most important Navaratri among the five Navratris falling every year. Navratri is a sacred time to worship Goddess Durga and take her blessings for a healthier and happier life.

Chaitra Navratri starts on the first day of the Chaitra month. This month is also considered as the beginning of new year. Chaitra Navratri ends on the festival of Ram Navmi, that is on the ninth day of the month.

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Significance Of Chaitra Navratri

The nine nights of Navratri are divided into three sets of three days. Each of these three sets are dedicated to Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. First three days are dedicated to the Goddess of power, Maa Durga; next three days are dedicated to the Goddess of wealth, Maa Laxmi and the last three days are dedicated to the Goddess of knowledge, Maa Saraswati.

First day: Devi Shailputri is worshiped on the first day of Vasanta Navaratri. She is the daughter of Himalayas and companion of Lord Shiva.

Second day: Devi Brahmacharini is worshiped on the second day of Navratri. She symbolizes Tapa and power.

Third day: Devi Chandraghanta is worshiped on the third day of Navratri. She symbolizes beauty and bravery.

Fourth day: Devi Kushmanda is the Goddess of the fourth day. She is believed to be the creator of the universe.

Fifth day: Devi Skanda Mata is the Goddess of the fifth day. She is the mother of Kartikeya or Skand.

Sixth day: Devi Katyayani is worshiped on the sixth day of Chaitra Navratri.

Seventh day: Devi Kalratri is the goddess of the seventh day. She removes all the tensions of her devotees and make them fearless.

Eighth day: Devi Maha Gauri is worshiped on the eighth day of Navratri. She symbolizes calmness and wisdom.

Ninth day: Ninth day is dedicated to Devi Siddhidatri. She is worshiped for gaining power and wisdom.

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Celebrations of Chaitra Navratri

People observe fast in the honor of Mother Goddess. Some people observe fast for first two days, some for last two days, some for the first and last day of Navratri and some people for the whole nine days.

The eighth and ninth days of the Navratri are called Ashtami and Navami. People worship small girls or Kanya as the aspect of Mother Goddess on these days, to get her blessing. They wash their feet and serve them Puri, Halwa as the Prasad or blessed food.

Worship Mother Goddess during Chaitra Navratri or Vasanta Navaratri with full devotion to get her blessings. Happy Chaitra Navratri to all.

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