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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Sharad Navaratri 2017: Nine Avatars of Goddess Durga, Pictures, Mantras & Celebration Dates of Navratri Festival

Navratri meaning ‘Nine Nights’ is among the most widely used Hindu festivals celebrated in the united states. The enjoyment-filled nine-day lengthy festival is devoted to Goddess Durga and her nine avatars, also referred to as Navdurga. You will find five kinds of Navratri with Sharad Navaratri being the most crucial ones because it marks the celebrations of massive festivals for example Durga Puja and Dussehra.  Sharad Navratri 2017 will start from September 21, until September 29 with Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami celebrated on September 30, 2017. The exciting festival also spelt as Navaratri or Navarathri is commemorated on the grand scale across India. You should worship each type of Goddess Durga on keeping couple of things in your mind for example - correct Navratri celebrations date, muhurat timings, colours to put on, mantras to chant, pictures or idols with proper puja vidhi (rituals).

The festival may be the celebration from the Navadurga - Devi Shailputri (Navratri First Day), Devi Brahmacharini (Navratri Day 2), Devi Chandraghanta (Navratri Day 3), Devi Kushmanda (Navratri Day 4), Devi Skandamata (Navratri Day 5), Devi Katyayani (Navratri Day 6), Devi Kalaratri (Navratri Day 7), Devi Mahagauri (Navratri  Day 8) and Devi Siddhidatri (Navratri Day 9). We check out each avatar of Goddess Durga, their significance, mythological tales about the subject and holy mantras chanted throughout the Navratri festival celebrations.

Navratri Day 1: Devi Shailputri, First Form of Goddess Durga

Sharad Navratri will get started with Ghatasthapana, also referred to as Kalash Sthapana on Pratipada (the very first day) on September 21, 2017. The very first day of Navratri is devoted to Devi Shailputri, the very first type of Goddess Durga. She's the daughter of Himalaya using the name Shailaputri being a mix of words, Shail (mountain) and Putri (daughter). In her own previous birth, she was Sati, the daughter of Daksha. As Sati, she'd immolated herself after her father insulted her husband and Lord Shiva. After taking rebirth as with type of Goddess Parvati, she married Shiva seeking benefits from her father. The iconography of the avatar of Goddess Parvati is - rides a bull, has a Trishul (trident) in her own right hands along with a lotus flower in her own left hands.

Devotees must offer fresh Jasmine flowers to Devi Shailputri because it is her favourite. Mantra to Worship Devi Shailputri: ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥ Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah? While worshippers are encouraged to put on red coloured outfits for Devi Shailputri Puja however the hue of the Navratri 2017 First Day is Yellow as Pratipada falls on Thursday (Navratri Shirt is made the decision according to weekdays, the festivals begins on). Maa Shailputri is considered to control the Moon.

Navratri Day 2: Devi Brahmacharini, Second Form of Goddess Durga

In Hindu scripture, the outline from the second type of Navdurga is offered as “Goddess Brahmacharini wears white-colored colour clothes, she holds rudraksha mala, lotus flower, kamandalu, in her own hands. Goddess Brahmacharini may be the “tapaswani” roop from the goddess… who gives freedom from Kaama and krodh.” She's worshipped on day two (Dwitiya) of Navratri. Maa Brahmacharini is considered to control Lord Mangal (Planet Mars), the company of fortunes. To impress this type of Goddess Durga, chant this straightforward mantra: ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः॥ Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Namah. Her favourite flower can also be Jasmine.

Navratri Day 3: Devi Chandraghanta, Third Form of Goddess Durga

Devi Chandraghanta is worshipped around the third day (Tritiya) of Navratri. Her name Chandraghanta means “one with a half-moon formed just like a bell. Her third eye is definitely opened up and she or he always ready for war against demons”. 10-handed Goddess is portrayed mounting a tiger. In her own four left hands, she's seen transporting Trishula(trident), Gada(mace), khadak (sword) and kamandal (water pot) as the fifth left hands is within Varada Mudra. In her own right hands, she holds Kamala (lotus flower), Ghanta (bell), bow and arrow using the fifth right hands in Abhaya Mudra. She's also keen on Jasmine flower and should be provided during puja. Mantra to impress Devi Chandraghanta is - ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥ Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah. She governs god Shukra (Planet Venus).

Navratri Day 4: Devi Kushmanda, Fourth Form of Goddess Durga

Devi Kushmanda is worshipped around the 4th day (Chaturthi) of Navratri. Her name is damaged lower to define her role - Ku means “a little”, Ushma means “warmth” or “energy” and Anda means “cosmic egg”. Based on the Hindu mythology, it's thought that the world was produced by Goddess Kushmanda together with her dazzling smile. She's stated to achieve the capacity to provide energy towards the Sun, hence also rules the celestial body. A devotee should do Kushmanda Puja with complete dedication as she's the one that produced the World. Mantra to chant around the festival day: ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥ Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah. The devotees must offer red flowers towards the lioness mounting Devi Kushmanda.

Navratri Day 5: Devi Skandamata, Fifth Form of Goddess Durga

Around the fifth day (Panchami) of Navratri festival, devotees worship Goddess Skandamata. She's portrayed as riding a fierce lion, transporting Lord Kartikeya in baby form. She holds lotus flowers in her own upper hands and keep the best hands in Abhaya Mudra. Mata Skandamata is considered to control Budha (Planet Mercury). Devotees must revere Maa Skandamata by chanting this mantra: ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥ Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah? and offering red coloured flowers.

Navratri Day 6: Devi Katyayani, Sixth Form of Goddess Durga

Goddess Katyayani is worshipped because the sixth type of Goddess Durga around the sixth day (Shashthi) of Navratri festival. To be able to get rid of the King of Demons, Mata Parvati required the type of Maa Katyayani, that is considered her fiercest form. Addressed because the warrior goddess, Devi Katyayani gives strength to her female devotees to guide a righteous and troubled free existence. Youthful women also observe fast and do Katyayani Puja to impress the Devi to find benefits of the happy married existence. Chant this mantra: ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥ Om Devi Katyayani Namah and provide red flowers especially roses to impress the Goddess. She's thought to govern B?haspati (Planet Jupiter).

Navratri Day 7: Devi Kalaratri, Seventh Form of Goddess Durga

She's referred to as dark as night and ferocious warrior goddess who scared the living daylights of evil spirits within the world. Around the seventh day (Saptami) of Navratri festival, Maa Kalaratri is worshipped with great enthusiasm. She's considered probably the most destructive types of Goddess Kali, Mahakali, Bhadrakali, Bhairavi, Mrityu, Rudrani, Chamunda, Chandi and Durga. Mounting on the top of the donkey, the 4-handed Goddess is viewed transporting an iron shackle and sword while her right hands have been in Abhaya and Varada Mudra. Kali bhakts (devotees) must chant this mantra for Maa Kalaratri: ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥ Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah and will be offering night-blooming jasmine flowers. She governs Lord Shani (Planet Saturn).

Navratri Day 8: Devi Mahagauri, Eighth Form of Goddess Durga

The eight type of Navdurga worshipped throughout the festival is Mahagauri. She's worshipped around the eighth day (Maha Ashtami) with devotees offering night-blooming jasmine flowers. She's referred to as very fair in complexion, adorning only white-colored clothes earning her the Shwetambardhara. She's four hands and she or he rides a bull. The eighth day's Navratri is extremely auspicious with Mahashtami, also referred to as Maha Durgashtami celebrated with fun and keenness. Mahashtami 2017 will fall on September 28. Devotees must chant this mantra to impress Mahagauri, the ruler of planet Rahu: ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥ Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah.

Navratri Day 9: Devi Siddhidatri, Ninth Form of Goddess Durga

The ninth and last symbol of Goddess Durga worshipped around the ninth day (Maha Navami) of Navratri festival is Devi Siddhidatri. The iconography of the type of Maa Durga is the fact that she's four hands holding a discus, conch covering, trident and mace. She sits on the fully bloomed lotus and rides a lion. She rules planet Ketu by supplying it direction and. The ninth day puja for Devi Siddhidatri is very essential as she's Goddess who has the ability to fulfil any wish and grant all kind of Siddhis to her devotees, so much in fact that, even Lord Shiva has all Siddhis presented upon through the elegance of Goddess Siddhidatri. Offer Night blooming jasmine flowers while chanting this mantra: ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥ Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah. You want everybody observing and celebrating the different types of Goddess Durga, a really happy and auspicious, Navratri.

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