PVAF SPIRITUAL GUIDE....SHRii raam's 9-day BHk~ti to DuARgaa-DEvii empowered Him to kill King raavAN...SO CAN YOU GET BLESSED WITH YOUR WISH-DESIRE-WA
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on October 2, 2011

 

 
....SOME 1 BILLION vEDik PEOPLES ARE CELEBRATING nvraaTRii FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 TO OCTOBER 6, 2011....
....in infinite variations
to suit their vEDik belief  and lifestyle choices
of family tradition and lineage...
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SHRii raam, the 9th avtaar of SHRii viSH~ANu, somewhere towards the end of TREtaa-yug some 867,000 years ago prayed for 9 days to DuARgaa-DEvii for getting empowerment to kill asuraa-king raavAN...and with that 9 days of BHk~ti did kill King raavAN on the 10th day and on the 10th day is celebrated vijyaa-SHRii .....these ten days are in the suk~l pKSH (first fortnight) of the last lunar month of vEDik calendar called ashvin maas...

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This photo depicts the form of goddess Durga.
She is usually shown with many hands carrying different weapons, riding atop a lion or a tiger
and stamping on the demon Mahishasura.
 
The above noted 9-day prayer period thereafter has been celebrated as the festival of nvraaTRii among peoples following vEDik lifestyles......with 9-day BHk~ti to DuARgaa-DEvi  in the form  of folk dancing performed to prayer songs with traditional music of infinite variety but all starting and ending every night with puujaa and offerings of pRSHaaD...and some folks also do a variety of vRt during the 9-day celebration as per what they wish-desire-want as blessings in their life-travel from DuARgaa-Devi...   
 
....AND PVAF BRINGS FOR YOUR STUDY AND UNDERSTANDING ....
how this 9-DAY nvraaTRii festival is evolving every year in 5113rd year of the vEDik time era called kli-yug that the current humanity exists in this universe of ours...and will keep on evolving till the end of kli-yug which has a total duration of 432,000 years...
 
......AND AS THEY SAY PICTURES ARE WORTH THOUSAND WORDS....

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Gujaraati women with their back painted and wearing traditional attire pose for photograph as they get ready for a practice of Garba, a traditional Navratri garba dance of western Indian state of Gujarat, as part of preparation for the upcoming Navratri festival or festival of nine nights in Ahmadabad, India, beginning September 28, 2011 ends on October 6, 2011....

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Festival celebrants participate in an 'Aarti' before starting the Garba on eacb day
of Navratri festival at the Sports Club in Ahmedabad
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Garba dance in Ahmedabad , Gujarat, India during navratri festivities
 
....CONTINUE READING THIS CURRENT TAKE ON
HOW AND WHY nvraaTRii IS CELEBRATED
IN INDIA AND ALSO OUTSIDE INDIA BY "HINDU" PEOPLES....
(From HuffingtonPost.com)
 

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2011, Navratri starts on Sept. 28 and lasts until Oct. 6. Durga Puja celebrations begin on Oct. 1, 2011.

Navratri is the Hindu festival of nine nights dedicated to the glorification of Shakti, the feminine form of the Divine. During these nine nights, the mother goddess is worshipped in nine different forms. Navratri culminates on the 10th day with the festivities of Vijayadashami, also known as Dusshera. A common greeting during this festival is Shubh Navratri (Happy Navratri).

Navratri is celebrated all over India and among the Hindu diaspora with great fanfare. Prior to the festival, skilled artisans prepare clay models of the goddess in her various manifestations. Many Hindus take part in special ceremonies, rituals, fasts and festivities. People buy new clothes, prepare delicious sweets and buy gifts for family and friends. During Navratri, many Hindus in Gujarat and elsewhere wear colorful costumes and perform a special type of vigorous dance known as garba. Traditionally, garbas are performed around an earthen lamp or images / statues of the mother goddess.

In eastern India and in the Bengali diaspora, during the last six nights of Navratri, the goddess Durga is worshipped in a grand manner. She is venerated in the form of a fierce, but kind many-armed goddess riding atop a lion or a tiger, and stamping on the demon Mahishashura. On the 10th day following Navratri, the statue of the goddess Durga is taken through the streets in a procession accompanied with singing and dancing to be immersed in a river or the sea.

In north India, Vijayadashami, also known as Dusshera is the 10th day following Navratri. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana. Huge effigies of Ravana are burnt on this day.

(The hyperlinks in the above copy-paste are the sources own internet based references and may be not accurate and/or comprehensive....for comprehensive overview go to hyperlinks on the first webpage of this sharing....)
 
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