Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Navaratri


Related Topics

In the News (Tue 23 Sep 14)

  
  Welcome to Navaratri!
Navaratri occurs during the first 9 days of the bright half of the month of Aashwayuja in the Indian calendar.
Navaratri is the worship of the three divine goddesses, Saraswati (Goddess of learning and speech), Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth and prosperity), and Durga (Goddess of strength and courage).
Navaratri and Vijayadasami are celebrated with sweets and snack items; one of each are made on each of the ten days.
library.thinkquest.org /11719/vasishtfiles/navaratri.html   (0 words)

  
  Navratri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Navratri, Navaratri or Navaratra is a Hindu festival of worship and dance.
The festival is celebrated for nine nights twice every year during mid-March and the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the Hindu lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less depending on the calendar.
Navaratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Navaratri   (635 words)

  
 Babaji.net: Navaratri Information
Navaratri is a very special time of honoring the Divine Mother.
Navaratri happens in Spring and in Fall of every year.
For the highest benefits and greatest results of Navaratri, it is best to begin with the first day of Navaratri and go all the way to the end without missing any of the ceremonies.
www.babaji.net /prayers-navaratri.htm   (817 words)

  
 Navaratri: meaning and worship of Vijaya dashami @ Amritapuri.org
The Navaratri Puja signifies the removal of this internal darkness and the dawning of the light of knowledge.
To put it succinctly, the essential principle of Navaratri is to defeat the non-Atma and achieve the victory of the Atma.
During Navaratri's final three days, the workers and business owners, the pundits and the uneducated, the poor and the rich, the Brahmins and the non-Brahmins, the students the teachers all keep their tools and books for the puja.
www.amritapuri.org /teachings/message/navami.php   (718 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Navaratri, which literally means 'nine nights,' dedicates three days each to worshipping the Divine in the forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
However, Navaratri is not only significant for spiritual aspirants; it has a message for those who lead a worldly life as well.
Some of the spiritual practices associated with Navaratri include fruit and milk fasts, japa (mantra chanting), chanting of hymns dedicated to Devi in Her different forms, prayer, meditation and recitation of sacred texts including the Devi Mahatmya, Sri Lalita Sahasranama and the Durga Saptashati.
www.boulder-satsang.com /Navarathri.htm   (1597 words)

  
 Durga Puja or Navaratri
During Navaratri (the word literally means "nine nights") devotees of Durga observe a fast.
Durga Puja or Navaratri commences on the first and ends on the tenth day of the bright half of Aswayuja (September-October).
Navaratri is the most suitable occasion for doing intense spiritual practices.
www.sivanandadlshq.org /religions/navaratri.htm   (0 words)

  
 Navaratri | The Nine Nights of the Goddess
Navaratri is a time when we attempt to invoke the power of the cosmic mother, known as Durga (the remover of difficulties), to help us remove obstacles and to better face the difficulties of existence.
Although Navaratri is celebrated by Hindus as a religious festival, yogis see this as an opportunity to utilize the cosmic power available at this time to tune into higher existence and to invigorate their spiritual practice.
Note: Navaratri is not a time to learn new practices but to engage the practices you have already learned and to go into some greater depth.
www.bigshakti.com /navaratri.html   (1074 words)

  
 Navaratri - An Exposition By Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
The purpose of the Navaratri celebration is to enable man to get rid of nine types of darkness, which have taken hold of him.
The Navaratri festival is celebrated in order to proclaim to the world the power of these goddesses.
"During the Navaratri festival, for the purpose of eradicating one's demonic tendencies, the deities are worshipped with Kumkum (sacred red powder).
sai_maa.tripod.com /Nav/Navaratri.htm   (4782 words)

  
 Navarathri (nine nights)
Navaratri, which literally means 'nine nights,' dedicates three days each to worshiping the Divine in the forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
However, Navaratri is not only significant for spiritual aspirants; it has a message for those who lead a worldly life as well.
Some of the spiritual practices associated with Navaratri include fruit and milk fasts, japa (mantra chanting), chanting of hymns dedicated to Devi in Her different forms, prayer, meditation and recitation of sacred texts including the Devi Mahatmya, Sri Lalita Sahasranama and the Durga Saptashati.
www.chennaionline.com /specials/navaratri04/navarathiri.asp   (971 words)

  
 Navaratri at Wesleyan, by Joseph M. Getter
The aim of Navaratri is thus in harmony with the legacy of Jon B. Higgins, to whom this year's festival is dedicated, of cultural understanding through the arts.
Navaratri is one of the primary festivals of India, where nine (nava-) nights (ratri) of celebrations honor nine manifestations of Durga, the Hindu goddess of infinite cosmic energy (an iconic representation of Durga appears on the stage backdrop in Crowell Concert Hall).
Navaratri is a time to fast, greet family and friends, enjoy music and dance concerts, commemorate stories of the gods that celebrate the triumph of good over evil, and worship Durga to gain her blessings and realize one's path to spiritual liberation.
jgetter.web.wesleyan.edu /navaratri.html   (1775 words)

  
 Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple of Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Navaratri, “The Nine Nights,” is a festival that begins on the first day of the bright lunar fortnight in the month of Asvayuja and goes through the tenth lunar day, thus covering nine nights.
Navaratri is the main festival for worshipping Devi, and is celebrated throughout India.
Our Navaratri worship is centered on the murti of Devi Parvati known as Bhramarambika, or “Bee Mother.” In the Devi Bhagavata Purana, there is a story about how Devi sent a swarm of bees to destroy an asura who had a boon to be protected from every kind of attack except bee stings.
www.balaji.org /web/Navaratri.aspx   (294 words)

  
 The Open Door » 2006 » April
Navaratri is one of the many elegant tools of Indian Tantra that helps practitioners acquire the habits that are useful if one seeks to make progress in alignment with and actually becoming the Divine.
And so, when honoring Durga during Navaratri, the first three days are devoted to the worship of Kali and the breeding of courage and valor in the world.
During Navaratri, this pleasanter side of the aspirant’s Sadhana is activated by the worship of Lakshmi.
opendoor.nathorder.org /2006/04   (1064 words)

  
 Hindunet: The Hindu Universe: NAVARATRI-VIJAYA DASAMI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Navaratri is principally a festival where elaborate poojas are offered to Mother Durga.
Durgotsava or Navaratri is celebrated nationally but on a very grand and elaborate scale in Bengal and other eastern states.
However during the sukla paksha of the month of Ashada during vasanta ritu, as mentioned earlier, a different Navaratri is observed in Kerala, especially in the Devi temple at Kodungallur in Kerala.
www.hindunet.com /forum/showflat.php?Number=5183   (2012 words)

  
 DESI - ARTICLE (Bhartiya Scriptures)
As the Navaratri season comes to an end a lot of questions must be raised in everyone's minds regarding the festival.
During the nine days of Navaratri, three days are devoted to the worship of Maa Durga - the Goddess of Valor, the next three are for Ma Lakshmi - the Goddess of Peace and Prosperity and the final three are for Ma Saraswati - the Goddess of Knowledge.
On Shashti (the sixth day of Navaratri), Durga is said to have come to Her father's house, the king of Himalayas.
www.studentorg.umd.edu /desi/article84.htm   (1202 words)

  
 Navaratri Information, Art of Living Seattle
Navaratri Celebrations are commenced at the ashram with Sri Maha Ganapathi Homa for receiving blessings from to God, of most auspicious beginning, Ganapati Ganesha.
In the last phase of the Navaratri celebrations, which is to enhance and praise the Saraswati in you, the young toddlers are given 'Vidyaambha' (initiating learning), so that the education process itself commences on the phase committed to goddess Saraswati.
'Navaratri' means Nine Nights, nights when you give rest to your body, mind and soul, by going deep within and resting in the very source from where you are born.
www.artofliving.org /seattle/navaratri.htm   (476 words)

  
 Indian Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The nine-day period from the first to the ninth day in the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra is also known as Navaratri and is dedicated to the worship of nine different aspects of Devi.
During Navaratri some people fast on all days taking only fruit and milk dishes and some fast only on the eighth or ninth day.
On the first day of the Navaratri, grains of barley are planted in the puja room of the house.
www.webonautics.com /ethnicindia/festivals/navarathri.html   (555 words)

  
 Hindu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a month called Shravan or Savan when Hindus fast for the whole month and abstain from eating any form of meat.
Also they fast during the holy days like Ganesh Chaturthi (Chauth), Shivratri, Ram Navami and Navaratri.
Fasting is seen as a form of penance (tapasya) or alternatively as a mean to develop a close bond with the Supreme Being.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hindu   (3999 words)

  
 Navarathri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
This determination and effort is indicated by the commencement of the navaratri celebration starting with the worship of Durga, invoking her Shakthi for the removal of the obstacles in our spiritual path; these obstacles were responsible for our decline into the lack-lustre new-moon mind-set.
The Navaratri celebrations every year help us to invoke the divine power which resides in everyone of us and through the Grace of Shakthi, to proceed further on the path of self-realization with faith and renewed vigor to the ultimate goal of Sat Chit Ananda.
Another popular Gujarati dance during Navaratri is the dandia-ras or ‘stick’ dance, in which men and women join the dance circle, holding small colorful, polished sticks or dandias.
home.comcast.net /~surfings/navarathri.htm   (3128 words)

  
 Message from Shantikunj for Shardiya Navaratri 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Navaratri is that special period during which, by doing sadhana, one could gain significant spiritual effects that are not easily available during normal days.
Deities themselves remain eager to enshower blessings and boons on the holy occasion of Navaratri.
Navaratri is the period to worship the Divine power and be blessed by the special boons of the Divine mother.
www.awgp.org /Messages/gayatri_Message_Navratri_Shardiya_03.html   (454 words)

  
 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Navaratri
Navaratri (nine nights) is one of the greatest Hindu festivals.
Navaratri is a festival in which God is adored as Mother.
During Navaratri, some devotees of Durga observe a fast and prayers are offered for the protection of health and property.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/hinduism/holydays/navaratri.shtml   (531 words)

  
 Significance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
We seek this knowledge from the deities whom we worship during Navaratri and it is as if it is a school for us beginners on the spiritual path.
Navaratri (9/26/03) very aptly commences around the autumnal equinox (9/23/03) and on the first day after Amavasya, the new-moon day.
She bestows the knowledge of the supreme and the mystic sound OM from her Veena and imparts full knowledge of the Self as represented by Her pure, dazzling snow-white dress.
home.comcast.net /~surfings/Navaratri/significance.htm   (1779 words)

  
 Webindia123.com - Fairs and Festivals of India - Navaratri
Navaratri is the longest Hindu festival celebrated all over India for nine consecutive nights in praise of Lord Rama (Hero of the Epic Ramayana) and Goddess Durga from September end to early
Navaratri is a combination of many concepts, with the common theme of the victory of good over evil.
The most joyous celebration of Navaratri is seen in Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Bengal.
www.webindia123.com /festival/oct/navaratri.htm   (393 words)

  
 Navaratri
Navaratri, or the nine days of sadhana, is traditionally celebrated as a festival.
Navaratri falls twice during the year, once in the month of April and once in the month of September.
For spiritual aspirants, Navaratri has a special meaning because, due to the lining up of the faith and devotion of the people in the nation, an environment is created in such a way that any form of spiritual sadhana or pooja becomes conducive to spiritual development.
www.yogamag.net /archives/1997/5sep97/navratri.shtml   (646 words)

  
 The Hudson Reporter - 10,000 will come celebrate Indian gods JC Navaratri festival takes place over two weekends
Navaratri 2006 is scheduled to take place on each of the days from 7 p.m.
Navaratri is a traditional nine-day celebration in which nine Hindu goddesses are worshipped, and it is considered a period for observers to fast and engage in introspection.
The Navaratri event in Jersey City has taken place since 2002, and this year's event is free of charge and jointly hosted by the Jersey City Asian Merchant Association (JCAMA) with Govinda Sanskar Center, the Journal Square Restoration Corporation, and Jersey City's Urban Enterprise Zone.
www.hudsonreporter.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=17264817&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523586&rfi=6   (1023 words)

  
 Bawarchi: Indian Festivals: Dassera
The festival of Dassera, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm for ten continuous days.
The first nine nights are spent in the worship of goddess Durga and hence these nights are known as "Navaratri".
The farmers invoke her blessings because this festival coincides with the period of rest and leisure after their strenuous work in the fields.
www.bawarchi.com /festivals/dassera.html   (1093 words)

  
 Navaratri
Navaratri is a very special time of honoring the Divine Mother.
The chaitra shula navaratri is known as Ram navami.
Swami Sivananda says that to the sincere spiritual aspirant, the particular division of the Navaratri into sets of three days to adore different aspects of the Supreme Goddess has a very sublime, yet thoroughly practical truth to reveal.
www.komilla.com /pages/Navaratri.html   (852 words)

  
 Navarathri
This determination and effort is indicated by the commencement of the Navaratri celebrations starting with the worship of Durga and invoking her Shakthi for the removal of the obstacles in the spiritual path.
The Navaratri celebrations every year help us to invoke the divine power which resides in each one of us and through the Grace of Shakthi in her three manifestations, to proceed further on the path of self-realization with faith and renewed vigor to the ultimate goal of Sat Chit Ananda.
Another popular Gujarati dance during Navaratri is the dandia-ras or ‘stick’ dance, in which men and women join the dance circle, holding small colorful, polished sticks or dandias.
www.geocities.com /padmamkk/navarathri.htm   (2914 words)

  
 Devi Navaratri Kirtanams -- Maharaja Svati Tirunal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Navaratri is a festive season for music and dance, and for singing the Glory of Goddess in the form of Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati.
If one happens to be in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, during the navarAtri Season, one could experience the magic of the "navarAtri utsavaM "conducted at the Royal Palace, with the singing of the "navarAtri kIrtanaMs", composed by the composer maharAjA svAti tirunAL.
The venue is the Navaratri Mandapam in the Fort Palace of the mahArAjA of Trivandrum, and the event takes place during the musical performances in the evenings.
www.ambaa.org /essays/navaratri2.htm   (1660 words)

  
 Shakti and Navaratri Traditions
Worship of the mother Goddess is prevalent throughout India.
The nine day festival of Navaratri is a season of rejoicing and celebration.
The Navaratri festival season is associated with the worship of the mother Goddess conceived in the form of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
www.templenet.com /beliefs/navaratri.htm   (0 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.