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10-08-2010, 08:24 AM #1
Navratri: The Festival Of Nine Nights >... ** ★ desirulez **★Navratri
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Navratri, Navaratri or Navaratra is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava - Nine and Ratri - nights. 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 different aspects of the supreme goddess. On the first three days, the Mother is invoked as a powerful force called Durga in order to destroy all our impurities, vices and defects. During the next three days, the Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees the inexhaustible wealth. The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the mother as the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. In order to have all-round success in life, we need the blessings of all three aspects of the divine mother; hence, the worship for nine nights.
During Navaratri, some devotees of Durga observe a fast and prayers are offered for the protection of health and property. A period of introspection and purification, Navaratri is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures.
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.
Navratri is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava meaning Nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi i.e. female divinity are worshipped.
The Limca Book of Records for having the largest number of dancers in one night, at one venue and the numbers clocked 40.000 dancers and almost 15-20,000 audience. The numbers are enough to get an idea of the sheer size of this splendid celebration of Maa Amba.
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10-08-2010, 09:39 AM #2
Happy Navratri To All
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10-13-2010, 01:16 AM #10
Stars share their Navrathri experiences
Tele stars go candid about their memorable Navrathri moments
Playing dhandiya is one of the most awaited moments during Navrathri. Nine days of dance and music where everybody joins the crowd, putting aside the fact whether you know or do not know how to play dhandiya.
But as a flip side to the festive moment, what if we get or give a smack on the hand of our partners?. Be it on purpose or not, the situation always makes one chuckle. Even our stars have gone through such funny instances and they have their own Navrathri memories.
Sanaya Irani: I used to enjoy dhandiya a lot when I was in school and college as we used to go as a group and that was fun. And while playing dhandiya hitting people is common and there was one instance where I purposely hit a guy because he hit me.
Arjun Bijlani: I had an amazing experience when I went to Kolkata and Guwahati last year during the Navrathri. There was a crowd of around twenty thousand people to welcome me and it was wonderful to see the girls shouting my name.
Playing dhandiya is a past experience for me. We used to go in groups and have a bash. Giving a blow and getting it back were a usual affair while playing dhandiya.
Additi Gupta: For me the most interesting part during Navrathri is getting ready for the dance and the excitement to meet boys. As I was from a girl's school, meeting guys was like having an experience of meeting aliens. We were a gang of girls and we used pass comments on boys. Playing dhandiya was always a learning space and having that as an excuse I have hit a lot of people. In return I too have got blows several times.
Kapil Nirmal: Navrathri was always a fun filled festival for me and we used to have a lot of fun in Jaipur while playing dhandiya. We used to play disco dhandiya at our place and it was very aggressive and eventually we used to end up hitting fellow dancers.
Rati Pandey: During the festival season I keep vrath and my mother does the 'Kalash Sthapan' and we do pooja at home. I had played dhandiya five years back and those were the fun filled moments of the festival. My friend used to teach me how to play dhandiya and giving a blow on his hand was a habit, but the next instant I used to end up hurting mine.
Abhishek Tewari: Navrathri has always been great for me. When I was in my hometown I used to go to each and every temple and my mother used to prepare sweets at home. But I have not played Dhandiya for all these years as I always get occupied with some or the other work and I never got the right company to play with. But this year for the first time I played dhandiya for Star Plus and I enjoyed to the core. Luckily no one was hit and even I didn't get beaten up by anyone as I was really careful not to hurt anybody.
Ankita Sharma: I always fast during the festival and I still remember an incident during my school days when I had gone to a temple where an aunty and I were the only people there. I don't know what crossed my mind at that moment that made me go and touch her feet. That was a very unusual incident for me.
Playing dhandiya was always fun and I remember an instance when I had hit a person on his hand and it was swollen the next moment.
Karan Wahi: Navrathri has always been fun and three years back I had been to Kolkata where I had a different experience of Navrathri celebration with Durga Pooja. I have tried playing dhandiya but I never attempted to play it seriously, as I felt it was not my cup of tea.
Well, the stars have had their sweet time of life during Navrathri and along with DESIRULEZ they wish you all a Very Happy Navrathri....being a human...
10-14-2010, 01:12 PM #11
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Happy NAVratri too all
10-16-2010, 11:10 PM #14May "Maa Durga" Empower you'll & your families with her nine swaroopa of Name, Fame, Health, Wealth, Happiness, Humanity, Education, Bhakti & Shakti !
Dussehra marks the end of Navaratri tomorrow. In the northern part of India it's going to be an evening filled with fire, smoke, and crackers as huge effigies of the demon king Ravan are burned, to mark his defeat by Lord Rama.
These celebrations are particularly big in Delhi, which is filled with colorful effigies awaiting their inevitable fiery fate. The action will take place in grounds and parks across the city.
Tomorrow is also the day that the beautiful statues of Goddess Durga start being immersed in water, for the last day of Durga Puja. All in all, it's going to be a huge day (and night) of festivities!
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10-17-2010, 05:32 AM #15
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navratri enjoy yall
and wish yall a good onesorry dude .... Hash
09-24-2011, 12:51 AM #16
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Here is again the time of Navratri... wish you all the best for this festival...
09-29-2011, 01:36 AM #17This Navratri, may you be blessed with good fortune
As long as Ganeshji’s trunk,
Wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach,
Happiness as sweet as his ladoos
And may your trouble be as small as his mouse.
Lakshmi ka Hath ho,Saraswati ka Sath ho,Ganesh ka niwas ho,
aur maa durga ke
ashirwad se Aapke jeevan mai prakash hi prakash ho….
‘HAPPY NAVRATRI’...being a human...
09-30-2011, 04:59 PM #18