Chaitra Navrati is one of the most popular Hindu festival which is a nine day festival dedicated to goddess Durga.This year 2017 According to Hindu Calendar New Year Of Hindus is coming on 28th of march.Fist day 28th march is celebrated as a new year of hindus and Goddess Shailputri is worshiped on the first day of Navratri.According to Hindu legends there are 9 forms of Goddess Durga.In order to get the blessing of goddess durga hindus use to worship goddess all the 9 day and keep Fast. People also visit nine different goddess temple to get the blessing.Navratri is the only festival which is celebrated twice in a year one during the onset of spring season and another during the commencement of the winter season.In every state of India people use to celebrate Chaitra navratri in Different ways. Durga Puja In west Bengal is world famous. Million of people use to participate in durga puja every year.Chaitra Navratri is the beginning of Hindu New year.All nine days Different Form of Goddess Durga Sailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Maha Gowri and Siddhidayini are worshiped by people of india and enjoyed in different ways.
Importance, Significance Of nine days Of Chaitra Navratri
Every day of Chaitra Navratri has a different importance and significance here we are describing all the legends,stories behind the Navratri.
1St Day Of Chaitra Navratri 2017, SHAILPUTRI
On Very 1st day of Navratri is celebrated by worshiping Shailputri the form of Goddess Durga.Shailputri is the daughter of Himalaya,Mountain,Hemwant or some legends say the king of mountains.Shailputri is also known as Parvati, gauri and sati.On the first day of Navratri Goddess sati is worshiped. yellow clothes are use to wear on this religious day. Devotees use to worship her to get blessed, Happiness,and come their dreams true.
2nd day of Chaitra Navratri 2017 Brahmacharini
The second day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated by worshiping and praying the powerful form of goddess Durga which is Brahmacharini.This form of mother goddess full fill the desires of her devotees who heartily pray and worship her.On this day devotees use to wear green clothes to impress goddess Brahmacharini.
3rd day of Chaitra Navratri 2017 Chandraghanta
Third form of goddess durga is Chandraghanta which is worshiped on 3rd day of Navratri.You can get peace, happiness, prosperity and great strength in your life by praying and worshiping her.She have ten hands with different weapons and three eyes.On the third day of Navratri devotees of Goddess durga use to wear Gray clothes.
4th day of Chaitra Navratri 2017 Kushmanda
4th day of Navratri is celebrated by praying and worshiping Kushmanda. Kushmanda word is made up of three words “Ku” signifies Little,”Ushma” means Heat or warm and “Anda” means a Cosmic Egg .She is considered as a creator of earth. She have 8 hands with weapons, and rosary. To impress her devotees use to worship her and wear orange cloth.
5th day of Chaitra Navratri-SkandMata
5ith day of Naratri is dedicated to Skand Mata.She is the 5th form of Goddess Durga.Skanda mata is the mother of kartikey or skanda.Kartikey was choosen as a chief commander by gods.On this day devotees use to wear white cloths.
6th day of Chaitra Navratri 2017- Katyayini
Katyayini is the 6th form of goddess Durga which is worshiped on the 6th day of Navratri.According to legends once there was a sage named Kata.His son’s name was Katya. Kata under went long austerities and penance to get the boon of a daughter as a goddess. Goddess durga was happy after seeing his devotion so she granted his request.Katyayini was born as a avtaar of Durga. On this day people use to wear red clothes.
7th day of Chaitra Navratri 2017 kali/Kaliratri
7th form of Goddess Durga is worshiped as kali mata. This day is called kaliratri.Goddess kali is one of the very powerful form. She is very kind for his devotees and very aggressive to for demons and cruels. She has three eyes,disheveled hair.On kaliratri Devotees use to wear blue clothes to impress goddess kali mata.
8th day of Chaitra Navratri 2017 Maha Gauri
8th form of goddess durga is Maha gauri. On the 7th day of Navratri Goddess Durga is worshiped and prayed by devotees.She is very powerful form of goddess Durga. People use to wear Pink cloths on 7th day of Navratri.
9th day of Chaitra Navratri 2017 Shiddhiratri
Shiddhiratri is celebrated on the 9th day of Navratri. Shiddhiratri is very blissful. Shidhi means desire or wish. So to come true wishes and Desires Devotees use to worship and pray her heartily. She is always in happy enchanting pose. Devotees of shiddhiratri use to wear Purple clothes to impress her.
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