Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Why We Celebrate Navaratri Festival?
Navaratri is a celebration or festival of nine days. It is one of the most popular festivals of Hindu culture that is celebrated with huge faith in order to worship the nine manifestation of the Goddess Durga. The literal meaning of Navaratri is nine nights, which celebrated in various forms in different parts of country. However, this festival is celebrated with a belief of victory of good or truth on evil. It is also considered as a time to worship Goddess or the Shakti Durga and to get her blessings. This festival also indicates the arrival of the winter season, during which the nature goes through various changes.
The festival starts on first day of the Ashvin and ends on the ninth day of the same month. However, the tenth day of the festival is celebrated as the Vijaya Dashami or the Dasara. It has been believed that the Goddess Durga killed the demon with buffalo head, Mahishasura on the tenth day after fighting for nine days with the demon.
The believer of the Goddess, worship the nine forms of the Shakti to her blessings and to enhance their wealth, prosperity, knowledge as well as auspiciousness.