Hi Friends, hope you all are doing fine. Navratri festival is about to begin in few days and we all are eagerly waiting for it. In this post we’ll tell you about the rituals to be performed during this 9 day long festival. This year Navratri will begin on 21st sept and will be celebrated till 30th sept which is Vijaydashmi. During these 9 days, 9 different forms of goddess Durga are worshipped. Below are the details for each day:
- Day 1:- On the first day Ghatasthapana ritual is performed where idols of deities are brought home. On this day the form of Goddess Durga worshipped is Shailpurti. It means daughter of Mountain and is a symbol of Nature and peace.
- Day 2: On this day Brahmcharini is worshipped, the unmarried form of goddess Parvati. The color to wear on this day is orange.
- Day 3: On this day the form which is worshipped Chandraghanta, which got its name because of half moon symbol on Goddess’s forehead.
- Day 4: On this day the form which is worshipped is Kushmanda, who is believed to have created this world with her smile. The color to wear on this day is Red.
- Day 5: On this day the form which is worshipped is Skandamata, mother of Lord Kartikeya. People wear royal blue color this day.
- Day 6: On this day the form which is worshipped is Katyayani. It is believed that Goddess Durga gave a sage called Kata a boon that she’ll born as his daughter. He named the girl Katyayani. Color to wear on this day is yellow.
- Day 7: On this day the form which is worshipped is Kalratri, meaning dark night. It is believed that worshipping goddess on this day will keep all your fears at bay.
- Day 8: On this day the form which is worshipped is Maha Gauri, who is believed as the liberator of the world from evil. Color to follow is peacock green.
- Day 9: On this day the form which is worshipped is Siddhidatri, who is believed to be the granter of wishes. It is believed that lord Shiva got all his siddhis after worshipping Goddess Shakti.
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