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  Navratri Festival,Navratri Festival India,Navratra Celebrations In India,Durga Navratri,Goddess Durga Festival
Navratri Festival, or 'The Festival of Nine Nights', is celebrated during the first nine days of the Hindu month of Ashvin (September-October).
This season is considered to be an auspicious one as it is generally associated with the sowing of seeds, and watching new seeds sprout - a sign of prosperity and abundance.
Navratri is celebrated in different regions of the country with a lot of vim and brio.
www.indiasite.com /festivals/navratri.html   (1220 words)

  
  Navratri
Navratri, the festival of nine nights, is celebrated throughout India in the fall or the harvest season.
Navratri’s affirmation of community and the power of women is central to the adoration of Amba.
Navratri reminds its celebrants of the duality of woman—gentle, bending and compassionate on one hand and fierce, unrelenting driven on the other.
communityknowledge.net /navratri.html   (4033 words)

  
 Navratri
Navratri or the Festival of Nine Nights from Ashvin Sud 1 to 9 is devoted to the propitiation of Shakti or Divine Mother.
The main temples of mother goddess that are visited by multitude of devotees during Navratri are the shaktipithas, of which there are three in Gujarat.
Navratri is thus the festival that combines religious, devotional, cultural and recreational activities for almost a fortnight.
www.ahmedabad.com /travel/fairfest/navratri.htm   (679 words)

  
 Redhotcurry.com - Culture. Navratri
The festival of Navratri falls during the Hindu month of Aashwin, and is devoted to the worship of Shakti or Divine Mother.
Navratri is celebrated in Gujarat by the performance of Garba and Dandiya-Raas.
By educating Hindus as to the importance of Navratri, it is hoped that the joyous festival is celebrated in its true spirit all around the UK.
www.redhotcurry.com /culture/navratri.htm   (551 words)

  
 Navratri
Navratri, is celebrated as the festival of nine nights, and is celebrated differently in different parts of India.
Navratri or the Festival of Nine Nights from Ashvin Sud 1 to 9 (sudha — shukla pratipat to the navami) is devoted to the propitiation of Shakti or Divine Mother.
Navratri is thus the festival that combines religious, devotional, cultural and recreational activities for almost a fortnight in different places for various reasons.
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 Navratri
Navratri represents those nine nights when goddess Durga fought with the evil forces of Asuras, and defeated them on the tenth day, celebrated as Vijaya Dasami.
Navratri Bommai Kollu is celebrated out of enthusiasm according to one's space, time and purse, and more for socializing than anything else.
On the last day of Navratri, an aarti is held at the temple after which people break their fast.
www.sulekha.com /navratri/navratri_triva.htm   (954 words)

  
 Navratri Summary
Navratri, Navaratri or Navaratra is a Hindu festival of worship and dance.
On the tenth day of October Navratri, the holiday of Dussehra, an effigy of Ravana is burnt to celebrate the victory of good (Rama) over evil.
Traditionally, Navratri was celebrated by Hindu women only, in the honor of goddess Amba/Durga.
www.bookrags.com /Navratri   (1583 words)

  
 Navratri Festival 2007 - Goddess Durga Festival of 9 nights
The festival of Navratri (nav = nine and ratri = nights) lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship of Maa Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge.
The 9 nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwina of the bright fortnight.
Seeds are sown, sprouting is watched, the planets are consecrated, and on the 8th and 9th days, Goddess Durga, Vijayashtami and Mahanavami are worshipped.
www.rudraksha-ratna.com /navratri.htm   (254 words)

  
 Blackburn Hindu Centre - Festivals - Stories - Navratri
Navratri festival sacred to the Mother Goddess are celebrated in the month of October / November.
Navratri, Navratras (as said in the north) or Navrathri (the south Indian way) or Durga Puja (Bengali way) - different names, different idols, different manner of celebration, but the underlying theme remains the same.
The most characteristic dances of Gujarat during Navratri are the Rasa and Garba (folk dance) dances which are performed at all levels of society by men and women.
www.blackburnhinducentre.org.uk /navratri.html   (671 words)

  
 Festivals of India - Navratri   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The festival of Navratri is dedicated to the divine manifestations of Goddess Durga.
Navratri is a festival of worship, dance and music celebrated over a period of nine nights.The Navaratri (nine nights) festival is celebrated in different ways all over the country and all over the world.
She is the goddess of the spiritual knowledge and the knowledge that frees us from this bind of this materialistic world.
www.mypandit.com /mypandit/User/navratrimain.jsp   (445 words)

  
 Festivals of India - NAVRATRI   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is an ancient and colourful festival.
Throughout Gujarat, Navratri is celebrated with joy and religious fevour.
This is also true of the temples which usually have a constant stream of visitors from morning to night, another interesting feature of Navratri is the Garba, a circular dance performed by women around an earthen ware pot called a "Garbo", filled with water.
www.aryabhatt.com /fast_fair_festival/Festivals/Navratri.htm   (481 words)

  
 Navratri on net
Navratri festival sacred to the Mother Goddess are celebrated in the month of October / November.
It is a festival of worship, dance and music celebrated over a period of nine nights.It is celebrated from the first to the ninth date of Ashwin Shukla Paksha of the Hindu Calendar for the worship of the Goddess Durga.
Navratri festival is celebrated all over the world.
www.100megsfree.com /garbaonline/navratri.htm   (452 words)

  
 NAVRATRI
This is the esoteric significance of Devi Mahatmya in relation to the Navratri Festival.
Navratri is celebrated from the first to ninth date of Ashwin Shukla Paksha of the Hindu Calendar for the worship of Goddess Amba, a festival of worship, dance and music celebrated over a period of nine nights.
Navratri is a time for gaiety and dance.
members.tripod.com /holy_98/navratri.htm   (843 words)

  
 Navratri
The most characteristic dances of Gujarat during Navratri are the Rasa and Garba dances which are performed at all levels of society by men and women.
During Navratri, a pot is ceremoniously placed attractive designs are made on the pot and a light is placed inside.
The Laxmi Vilas palace of Baroda, rated among the 5 grandest palaces of India, is the site for folk dances organised by the royal family of this princely city.
www.ahmedabadcity.com /tourism/html/navratri.html   (1147 words)

  
 HindustanTimes.com Special on Navratri
In Maharashtra, nine days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga while the tenth day or Vijayadashami is dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and learning.
On this day, school-going children worship the tantrik symbol of the goddess for her blessing in their studies and it is considered auspicious day to begin education and learn dance and music, buy new homes, performing housewarmings and weddings and start new ventures.
In Mysore, Chamundi, the royal deity of the Mysore royalty is worshipped durng Navratri with pomp and pageantry.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/specials/navratri/regionalcelb1.shtml   (294 words)

  
 Welcome to MantraOnNet.com: Navratri
She is the goddess of the spiritual knowledge and the knowledge that frees us from this bind of this materialistic world.
She is worshipped during the final three days of the Navratri.
The nine nights simply translated Navratri, symbolize the nine days of battle, while the tenth day, vijayadashami-literally means the victorious tenth day of conquest.
www.mantraonnet.com /navratri.html   (1841 words)

  
 rediff.com: Navratri
Navratri (literally meaning nine nights) may see Gujarat erupt in a riot of colour but the festival is no less important in other parts of India.
The sound of dhak, the aura of dhunuchi nach, the mild fragrance of Sheuli -- for the Bengali nothing can be more important at this time of the year.
Navratri symbolizes nine avatars of the deity, which killed nine evil forces: The first is Mahakali, who killed two rakshasas (evil forces) - Madhu and Kaitabh.
specials.rediff.com /news/2004/oct/15sld1.htm   (167 words)

  
 BBC - Coventry and Warwickshire Features - Navratri
SSPC is a charitable organisation with 11 branches in the UK whose main aim is to unite small Gujarati organisations during religious and cultural festivals in the UK.
The festival of Navratri (nav = nine and ratri = nights) or Nine Nights is one of the greatest ceremonies in the lives of Hindus all over UK and the rest of the world.
The nine nights of Navratri are devoted to the worship of Shakti or The Divine Force, the supporter of the universe.
www.bbc.co.uk /coventry/features/faith/navratri.shtml   (765 words)

  
 Indialife :: Navratri / Durga Puja
It is a festival of worship,dance and music celebrated over a period of nine nights.It is celebrated from the first to the ninth date of Ashwin Shukla Paksha of the Hindu Calendar for the worship of the Goddess Durga.
In Punjab, Navratri is a period of fasting for seven days, and the people are said to keep their "Navratras" or fasts.
The sowing and reaping of barley is symbolic of the "first fruit".In various parts of India,the 'Ram-Leela' is performed during Navratri.
www.indialife.com /Festivals/navratri.htm   (533 words)

  
 Gujarat Festivals, Festivals of Gujarat
The International Kite Festival is celebrated on 14th January, that coincide with the festivals of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti.
Navratri, that means ‘nine nights’ is an ancient, colourful and religious festival of Gujarat.
Navratri is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm throughout the Gujarat, but in Ahmedabad and Baroda, Garba and Dandia dances are performed.
www.indovacations.net /english/GujaratFestivals.htm   (1657 words)

  
 Navratri 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Navratri is a festival of Hindus celebrated with devotion, love and fervour all over India.
Navratri's each night is dedicated to one form of Goddess Durga.
That is every ratri of the Navratri corresponds to worship of different forms of Maa Durga.
www.truthstar.com /jaimatadi/navratri_2006.asp   (592 words)

  
 Gujarat Religious Festivals, Navratri in Gujarat, Western India Tour, Navratri Festival, Worship of Goddess, Festivals ...
Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is an ancient and colourful festival.
Throughout Gujarat, Navratri is celebrated with joy and religious fevour.
This is also true of the temples which usually have a constant stream of visitors from morning to night, another interesting feature of Navratri is the Garba, a circular dance performed by women around an earthen ware pot called a "Garbo", filled with water.
www.indiantravelportal.com /gujarat/festivals/navratri.html   (514 words)

  
 - TajOnline
On the first day of the Navratri, a small bed of mud is prepared in the puja room and barley seeds are sown in it.
he rituals of this festival are that the nine days and nine nights of Navratri are totally dedicated to the Mother Goddess and includes observing a fast, japa (chanting of holy mantras in the honor of the Goddess), chanting religious hymes (Bhajans), prayers, meditating and reciting the sacred texts relevant to Maa Durga.
Navratri is thus, a festival of pure happiness and one of the most auspicious occasions for all Hindus.
festivals.tajonline.com /navratri.php   (436 words)

  
 indiayogi.com - Festivals - Navratri - Shaktipithas, Ramayana, Gujaratis, Dandiya Raas, Durga Puja, Garba, Ram Leela
The main temples of mother goddess that are visited by multitude of devotees during Navratri are the shaktipithas.
One belief is that Lord Vishnu had to cut the body of Sati into fifty-two pieces to stop the destruction by Shiva who was perturbed by her death.
Lakshmi is worshipped for the next three days in her various aspects as the goddesses of peace, plenty, fulfillment and bliss.
www.indiayogi.com /content/festivals/navratri.asp   (634 words)

  
 KIDPROJ MCC: Navratri Utsav/ Festival of Nine Nights - India
The annual Navratri Utsav, or Festival of Nine Nights, provokes the cities of Gujarat into light, colour, dancing and music, during September-October.
Navratri is held throughout Gujarat, at small villages as well as great cities.
Amba Mata, the earth goddess bestowing strength and power against the forces of evil, enjoys special attention during Navratri by Puja in picsles and dances of the Ras Garba tradition.
www.kidlink.org /KIDPROJ/MCC/mcc0833.html   (243 words)

  
 Events: Navratri
Navratri is celebrated as the time that Goddess Durga (Shakti) conquered the evil demon, Mahishasura, thereby saving the world from his
It is said that Mahishasura was reigning terror over the world and none of the gods was able to destroy him, owing to a boon he had obtained whereby, no man would be able to defeat him.
Metaphorically, the first three days of Navratri are devoted to annihilating the negative tendencies of our minds and hearts.
www.stanford.edu /group/hsc/2005/10/navratri.html   (551 words)

  
 Celebrations, Festivals - Navratri - Shaaditimes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unaware of the true meaning and flavour of the festival we decided to bring out the old world charm and meaning of this colourful festival.
In order to understand the significance of Navratri, shaaditimes spoke to celebs who celebrate the festival in their own traditional way.
Navratri holds special significance for singer Manhar Udhas and his family.
www.shaaditimes.com /ch/specials/festivals/041018-navratri   (550 words)

  
 Navratri at U closes out Hindu celebration of good versus evil - Minnesota Daily
Navratri 2005 was celebrated the day after the completion of the nine-day celebration.
Nav, which means nine, and ratri, which means night, is celebrated by nightly dances and stories outlining a tale about the victory of good over evil, said Aarti Vasdewani, a volunteer for the event.
The main aspect of the evening was the performance of several songs and dances that represented the Navratri tradition.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2005/10/10/65525   (524 words)

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