hindu deity figurine on red textile
hindu deity figurine on red textile

Navratri is organized according to the Puranas and Mahabharata and is observed because of its religious and spiritual significance. The main objective of Navratri is to honor the power of Mother Durga.
Navratri is described in Mahatmya. It is written in Markandeya Purana as "Devi Mahatmya" or "Durga Saptashati". This book is a collection of stories of the importance, power and victory of Goddess Durga. The importance of Navratri and devotion and reverence towards Mata Rani has been specifically described in this book. It also describes the form of Goddess Durga, who is worshiped for nine days of Navratri.

During these nine days of Navratri, we worship with full devotion and reverence to move towards our inner self, which helps in our mental and spiritual development. These festivals help us to get out of troubles and follow religion.

It is described in the Puranas that Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, i.e. the Trimurti, had pooled their powers to attain Maa Durga and she manifested them in an extremely fierce form. Mother Durga destroyed the enemies by sacrificing the demons who had oppressed the earth.

The festival of Navratri is celebrated as the worship of Adi Shakti, i.e. Mother Durga.
The goddess specifically tames the evils that are prevalent in the world. On the days of this festival, people enjoy puja, bhajan, kirtan, aarti, and charity.

The celebration of Navratri is mainly based on the life story of Goddess Durga, in which Maa Durga killed the demons in the form of Goddess Mahakali, Maa Chamunda. During the nine days of Navratri, Lord Shiva also worshiped his consort, Durga Maa, and hence there is a tradition of celebrating it as Devi Puja.

During these nine days of Navratri, we worship various goddesses, like Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandamata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kalratri, Maa Mahagauri, and Maa Siddhidatri. These nine days, along with the worship of nine different goddesses, Lord Shiva and Shri Krishna are also worshiped.
Navratri, derived from 'Nav' meaning 'nine' (nine) and 'ratri' meaning 'night' (night), is an important festival in Hinduism. it is celebrated to worship Goddess Durga and her Celebrated for victory. Navratri is celebrated in various forms and colors in India, and is an important part of the festival culture and tradition.
The festival of Navratri is one of the Indian cultural religious festivals and is celebrated as the worship of Goddess Durga. Navratri literally means 'nine nights', and it is celebrated for 9 days. This festival starts from Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month and continues till Navami.

The main objective of Navratri is to worship and worship Goddess Durga. During these days, nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped, which are also known as Navadurga. These nine forms are:


On the first day, the Shailputri form of the mother is worshipped. He is considered a symbol of Adishakti and is worshiped on this day.


On the second day, the second form of Goddess Durga, Brahmacharini, is worshipped. She is a Sanyasin form, who observes penance and fasting.


Chandraghanta form is worshiped on the third day. Their name means 'moon' and 'hour', which is a symbol of peace and security.


Kushmanda form is worshiped on the fourth day. She follows selfless activities and is worshiped as the creator goddess.

On the fifth day, Skandamata form is worshipped, who is known as the mother of Subrahmanya.


Katyayani form is worshiped on the sixth day. She is the wife of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped.


Kalratri form is worshiped on the seventh day. She is the embodiment of the fierce form of Durga and her worship provides relief from fear and distress.


Mahagauri form is worshiped on the eighth day, which is the consecration of a very sacred and pure form.


On the ninth day, Siddhidatri form is worshipped, who is all powerful and the giver of all siddhis.

The purpose of Navratri is to worship Goddess Durga and seek her blessings and blessings. This festival is an important festival of worship of Shakti, through which the devotees fill their lives with righteousness, courage, and morality.

The festival of Navratri is celebrated for 9 nights, and every day has a new look and color. On these days, people, wrapped in happiness and colors, perform famous dances called Dandiya and Garba at night. Furthermore, idols of different incarnations of Goddess Durga are installed and worshiped in temples.
During the days of Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshiped in temples, in which kumkum, vermillion, flowers, bhog, and incense are offered. Prasad consists of kheer, puri, gram, halwa and sweets.

The last day of Navratri is celebrated as "Vijayadashami" or "Dussehra". Ravana was killed on this day, as was Lord Rama, so it is also an important day.
Navratri is a festival that represents devotion, culture and tradition. These celebrations keep religiosity alive, and help people promote social unity, and feelings of love. Happy Navratri!