Vaikundarajan Explains The Significance Of Navratri
Today marks the beginning of 9 day Navratri festival. “The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit. During this period, nine forms of Devi are worshipped,” explains Vaikundarajan. “The nine days are celebrated to adore the different facets of the supreme goddess,” adds Vaikundarajan.

Day 1: The first day is celebrated to worship Maa Shailputri, first form of Goddess Durga, to make full use of the precious human life.

Day 2: On day 2, second form of Goddess Durga, Brahmacharini, is worshipped by devotees.

Day 3: On the third day the goddess is worshipped as Chandraghanta. She is the symbolic representation of beauty and bravery.

Day 4: Kushmanda, the creator of earth, is the form of the goddess worshipped on the fourth day. It is believed that she has created the entire Universe by her laugh. 

Day 5: Fifth day marks the form of Goddess called Skand Mata, the mother of Skanda, the chief warrior of the Gods army.

Day 6: On the sixth day, the goddess is worshipped as Katyayani. Seated on her vehicle lion, Katyayani has three eyes and four hands.

Day 7: Kalratri, meaning the dark night, is worshipped on the seventh day. She is meant to make the devotees fearless.

Day 8: On the eight day, the Mata Rani is worshipped as 'Maha Gauri'. She is considered to extremely beautiful and represents calmness and exhibits wisdom.

Day 9: On the final day, Durga is worshipped as Siddhidatri. She consists of all the eight siddhis and lives on lotus.

Each day of Navratri denotes a specific colour, namely – Red, royal blue, yellow, green, grey, orange, white, pink and sky blue. Vaikundarajan sends his best wishes for the auspicious occasion.

1 comment:

  1. The nine day Navdurga Festive is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Durga. Know the dates, timings and colors of Navratri for the years of 2016.