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Title :
Chaitra Navratri
Objective :
This festival marks the symbolic journey from humanness to divinity thereby reminding people of the real goal of human life.
Colour Scheme :
Red ; as it is an auspicious color.
Focus I :
The photo of Devi Maa.
Focus II :
Written Shloka "Sarva-Manggala-Maanggalye Shive Sarvaartha-Saadhike | Sharannye Trya[i-A]mbake Gauri Naaraayanni Namo[ah-A]stu Te ||" which means 1. (Salutations to You O Narayani) Who is the Auspiciousness in All the Auspicious, Auspiciousness Herself, Complete with All the Auspicious Attributes, and Who fulfills All the Objectives of the Devotees (Purusharthas - Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha),
2: Who is the Giver of Refuge, With Three Eyes and a Shining Face; Salutations to You O Narayani.
Focus III :
Flower Halo.
Misc. :
Chaitra Navratri is also known as ‘Vasanta Navratri’ or ‘Rama Navratri’ as the ninth day of the Navratri festivity is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Rama.
Date :
6th April
Related to :
Navratri is endowed with a great significance. It is the symbol of victory of good over evil.
Connect Date :
6 April 2019; The festival is celebrated in the month of 'Chaitra', the first month in the Hindu calendar which generally falls between March-April in the English calendar.
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Special 1 :
Navaratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. Some fast, others feast. Some revere the same Mother Goddess but different aspects of her, while others revere avatars of Vishnu, particularly of Rama.
According to the Hindu Puranas and scriptures, Chaitra Navratri was the most important Navratri in which Goddess Shakti was worshipped, until Lord Rama worshipped Goddess Durga in the ‘Ashwin’ month during the Ramayana war.
Special 2 :
Chaitra Navratri also marks the onset of the summer season and is observed when the Mother Nature undergoes a major climatic change. It is popular belief that by observing a vrat (fast) during the Chaitra Navratri the body is prepared for ensuing summer season.
The three first days are dedicated to the worship of Mother Durga, the second three days herald Mother Lakshmi and the third three days are in praise of Mother Saraswati – the three energies that rule over the universe and do the creation, sustenance and destruction. The final day is also called as Vijayadasami on which Mother Durga won over the demon. Any tasks started on this day is said to be successful.
More Info :
As per the legend, there was a demon called Mahishasura who was a terror to all the three worlds. As per the boons he had received, he could not be killed by any gods, humans or demons except the feminine energy, which he underestimated to be insufficient to vanquish him. To save all the worlds from his captivity, Mother Durga, assumed a terrific form and waged a war against him for nine days and killed him on the tenth day.
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