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Chaitra Navratri also known by names Vasanta Navratri or Rama Navratri celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.

Chaitra Navratri 2015

Chaitra Navratri Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasanta Navratri or Vasantha Navarathri 2015

Vasanta Navratri Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Navratri 2015

Navratri 2015 start on March 21, 2015

Rama Navratri Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Navratri Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Navratri Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Navratri Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Navratri Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Navratri Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Navratri Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Navratri Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Navratri Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Navratri Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Navratri 2015 end on March 28, 2015

Vasanta Navratri is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasanta Navratri is also known as Chaitra Navratri. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Navratri festivity. Hence Vasanta Navratri is also known as Rama Navratri.
Chaitra Navratri Date
All nine days during Chaitra Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Navratri is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navratri, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navratri.

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Nav Durga


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Nav durga also known by name Shardiya Nav durga which falls in the month of September or October. Each Nav durga day worshiped a shakti of Durga and festival ends with Ram navmi on ninth day of Nav durga and Dusehra on next day of Nav durga.

Date of Nav durga 2015

Nav durga : October 13, 2015 – October 22, 2015

Nav durga 2015 start on October 13, 2015

Nav durga Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – October 13, 2015
Nav durga Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – October 14, 2015
Nav durga Day 3 : Dwitiya : Date – October 15, 2015
Nav durga Day 4 : Tritiya : Date – October 16, 2015
Nav durga Day 5 : Chaturthi : Date – October 17, 2015
Nav durga Day 6 : Panchmi : Date – October 18, 2015
Nav durga Day 7 : Sashti : Date – October 19, 2015
Nav durga Day 8 : Saptmi : Date – October 20, 2015
Nav durga Day 9 : Ashthami: Date – October 21, 2015
Nav durga Day 10 : Navmi : Date – October 22, 2015

Nav durga 2015 end on October 22, 2015

Nav durga Day 10 : Dashmi : Date – October 22, 2015
Nav durga Date
Ram Navmi : October 22, 2015
The ninth day of Nav durga is celebrated as The Birthday of Lord Ram called Ram Navmi in Nav durga festival.
Dussehra : October 22, 2015
The next day after Nav durga celebrated as Dussehra is also marked on the same day(October 22)in many calendars as Ram Navmi.

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Chaitra Navratri 2015 also known by names Rama Navratri 2015 or Vasanta Navratri 2015 celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.

Chaitra

Navratri 2015

Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Vasant

Navratri 2015

Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama

Navratri 2015

Navratri 2015 start on March 21, 2015

Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Navratri 2015 Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Navratri 2015 end on March 28, 2015

Vasanta Navratri 2015 is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasanta Navratri 2015 is also known as Chaitra Navratri 2015. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Navratri 2015 festivity. Hence Vasanta Navratri 2015 is also known as Rama Navratri 2015.
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Date
All nine days during Chaitra Navratri 2015 are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Navratri 2015 is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navratri 2015, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navratri 2015.

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Navratri 2015 March – Navratri 2015 March Dates – 21 March 2015 to 28 March 2015


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Navratri 2015 March also known by names Vasant Navratri 2015 March or Rama Navratri 2015 March and Chaitra Navratri 2015 March celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.
Navratri 2015

Chaitra Navratri 2015 March

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasant Navratri 2015 March

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Navratri 2015 March

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Navratri 2015 March
Navratri Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Navratri 2015 March start on March 21, 2015

Navratri 2015 March Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Navratri 2015 March Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Navratri 2015 March end on March 28, 2015

Navratri 2015 March Date
Navratri 2015 March is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasant Navratri 2015 March is also known as Chaitra Navratri 2015 March. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Navratri 2015 March festivity. Hence Vasanta Navratri 2015 March is also known as Rama Navratri 2015 March.
Navratri 2015 March
All nine days during Chaitra Navratri 2015 March are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Navratri 2015 March is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navratri 2015 March, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navratri 2015 March.

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Vasantha Navarathri 2015


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Vasantha Navarathri 2015 March also known by names Chaitra Navrathri 2015 March or Rama Navrathri 2015 March celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.
Vasantha Navarathri 2015

Chaitra Navrathri 2015 March

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasantha Navarathri 2015 March

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Navrathri 2015 March

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Vasantha Navarathri 2015 March
Navrathri Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasantha Navarathri 2015 start on March 21, 2015

Navrathri 2015 March Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Navrathri 2015 March Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Vasantha Navarathri 2015 end on March 28, 2015

Vasantha Navarathri 2015 March Date
Vasantha Navarathri 2015 March is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasantha Navarathri 2015 is also known as Chaitra Navratri 2015 March. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Vasantha Navarathri 2015 festivity. Hence Vasantha Navarathri is also known as Rama Navrathri 2015 March.
Vasantha Navarathri 2015 March
All nine days during Vasantha Navarathri 2015 are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Navrathri 2015 March is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navrathri 2015 March, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Vasantha Navarathri.

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Nav Durga 2015


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Nav durga 2015 also known by names Vasant Nav durga 2015 or Rama Nav durga 2015 and Chaitra Nav durga 2015 celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.
Nav durga 2015

Chaitra Nav durga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasant Nav durga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Nav durga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Nav durga 2015 March
Nav durga Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Nav durga 2015 start on March 21, 2015

Nav durga 2015 Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Nav durga 2015 Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Nav durga 2015 end on March 28, 2015

Nav durga 2015 March Date
Nav durga 2015 is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasant Nav durga 2015 is also known as Chaitra Nav durga 2015. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Nav durga 2015 festivity. Hence Vasanta Nav durga 2015 is also known as Rama Nav durga 2015 March.
Nav durga 2015 Dates
All nine days during Chaitra Nav durga 2015 are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Nav durga 2015 is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Nav durga 2015, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Nav durga 2015.

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Navdurga 2015


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Navdurga 2015 also known by names Vasant Navdurga 2015 or Rama Navdurga 2015 and Chaitra Navdurga 2015 celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.
Navdurga 2015

Chaitra Navdurga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasant Navdurga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Navdurga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Navdurga 2015 March
Navdurga Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Navdurga 2015 start on March 21, 2015

Navdurga 2015 Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Navdurga 2015 Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Navdurga 2015 end on March 28, 2015

Navdurga 2015 March Date
Navdurga 2015 is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasant Navdurga 2015 is also known as Chaitra Navdurga 2015 March. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Navdurga 2015 festivity. Hence Vasanta Navdurga 2015 is also known as Rama Navdurga 2015 March.
Navdurga 2015 Dates
All nine days during Chaitra Navdurga 2015 are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Navdurga 2015 is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navdurga 2015, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navdurga 2015.

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Nau durga


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Nau durga also known by name Shardiya Nau durga which falls in the month of September or October. Each Nau durga day worshiped a shakti of Durga and festival ends with Ram navmi on ninth day of Nau durga and Dusehra on next day of Nau durga.

Date of Nau durga 2015

Nau durga : October 13, 2015 – October 22, 2015

Nau durga 2015 start on October 13, 2015

Nau durga Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – October 13, 2015
Nau durga Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – October 14, 2015
Nau durga Day 3 : Dwitiya : Date – October 15, 2015
Nau durga Day 4 : Tritiya : Date – October 16, 2015
Nau durga Day 5 : Chaturthi : Date – October 17, 2015
Nau durga Day 6 : Panchmi : Date – October 18, 2015
Nau durga Day 7 : Sashti : Date – October 19, 2015
Nau durga Day 8 : Saptmi : Date – October 20, 2015
Nau durga Day 9 : Ashthami: Date – October 21, 2015
Nau durga Day 10 : Navmi : Date – October 22, 2015

Nau durga 2015 end on October 22, 2015

Nau durga Day 10 : Dashmi : Date – October 22, 2015
Nau durga Date
Ram Navmi : October 22, 2015
The ninth day of Nau durga is celebrated as The Birthday of Lord Ram called Ram Navmi in Nau durga festival.
Dussehra : October 22, 2015
The next day after Nau durga celebrated as Dussehra is also marked on the same day(October 22)in many calendars as Ram Navmi.

Chaitra Nau durga also known by names Vasanta Nau durga or Rama Nau durga celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.

Chaitra Nau durga 2015

Chaitra Nau durga Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasanta Nau durga 2015

Vasanta Nau durga Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Nau durga 2015

Rama Nau durga Date : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Nau durga Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Nau durga Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Nau durga Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Nau durga Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Nau durga Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Nau durga Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Nau durga Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Nau durga Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Nau durga Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Vasanta Nau durga is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasanta Nau durga is also known as Chaitra Nau durga.
All nine days during Chaitra Nau durga are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Nau durga is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Nau durga, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Nau durga.

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Nine Forms of Durga


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Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Since time immemorial she has been worshiped as the supreme power of the Supreme Being and has been mentioned in many scriptures – Yajur Veda, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Taittareya Brahman.
The Meaning of Durga with many Arms nad Lion as vehicle.
Nav durga is celebrated two times a year:
1) In chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar, so called Chaitra Nav durga or Vasanta Nav durga or Rama Nav durga.
Nav durga | Navd durga: Durga devi image
2) In September or October called Shardiya Nav durga.

Shree Durga Stuti

Shree Durga Stuti is an easy form of Shree Durga Saptsati composed by Maha Rishi Markande. Shree Durga Stuti is composed of powerful verses in praise of Durga Maa. People believe that daily and sincere recitation of Shree Durga Stuti relieves human beings from all their worries and blesses them with prosperity and happiness.

Shree Maa Durga Chalisa

Invoke the divine blessing of Durga Maa by reading aloud Shree Durga Chalisa everyday.

Nine Forms | Nine Shakti’s | Nine Names of Goddess Maa Durga Devi in Nav durga

Nav durga, which literally means nine Goddess Durga’s, constitute, the manifestation of Durga in nine different forms. Sailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Maha Gowri and Siddhidayini; together worshipped during the Nav durga (Nine Divine Nights) celebration each year.

1. Sailaputri or Shailaputri or Shailputri Mata

Among the Nine Durga’s, Maa Shailputri is considered to be the first manifestation of goddess Durga. Shail” means mountains, “Putri” means daughter. Parvati, the daughter of the King of the Mountains Himavan, is called ‘Shailputri”. The first among nine Durga’s and 1st night of Nav durga is devoted to the puja of Shailputri. Sailaputri devi worshipped on the first day of Nav durga. Her two hands display a trident and a lotus. Her mount is a bull.
The narrative regarding her birth has been described in scriptures like Shivapurana and Devi Bagvaatam Maa.
Shailputri Durga Maa
Shailputri in her previous birth was born as a daughter to Daksha Prajapati. She was named ‘Sati’. She had been deeply devoted to Lord Shiva since her childhood. When she grew into a maiden, she propitiated Lord Shiva by her penance and devotion and desired to beget him as her consort. Lord Shiva bestowed the desired boon on her and accepted her as his consort.
Once her father Daksha Prajapati organized a great Yanja in which all the gods including Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and saints and sages were invited, but Lord Shiva was excluded. When Goddess Sati came to know of it, she could not tolerate the disgrace of Lord Shiva. So, she decided to pay a visit to her father.
When Goddess Sati reached the site of the Yajna, she heard everybody denouncing Lord Shiva. Even Daksha, her father, surrounded by his servants was busy with the condemnation of Lord Shiva. All her sisters were mocking at Sati. Such a hostile situation fanned the fire of her fury even more. She failed to endure such a horrible disgrace of her Lord and consigned herself to the sacrificial flames. When Lord Shiva heard of Sati’s self-immolation, he sent his attendants to destroy the sacrifice.
Sati in her next birth was born as a daughter to Himalaya, the Lord of Mountains. She was named Parvati or Hemvati. Since she was born as a daughter to the mountain-king Himalaya, she is also known as Shailputri. She propitiated Lord Shiva by her severe penance and begot him has her husband. Among the Nine Durgas, the importance and powers of Mother Shailputri are unlimited. On the first day of auspicious Navaraatri, she alone is adored and worshipped.

Mantras for Shailputri Devi

Om Devi Shailputryai Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Vande Vanchhit Laabhaay, Chandrardhkritshekharaam | Vrisharudham Shooldharaam Shailputriim Yashaswinim ||

2. Brahamcharini Devi

The Second Shakti of Maa Durga is Brahamcharini Devi. Brahma that is who observes penance(tapa) and good conduct. Here “Brahma” means “Tapa”. The idol of this Goddess is very gorgeous.One hand hold a “Kumbha” or water pot, and the other holds a rosary. She personifies love and loyalty. Bhramcharini is the store house of knowledge and wisdom. Rudraksha beads are Her most adored ornaments! Brahamcharini devi worshipped on the second day of Nav durga.
Brahamcharini Durga Maa
Goddess Parvati meditated on Lord Shiva for thousands of years. The austere penance performed by her reduced her to a mere skeleton. A great hue and cry prevailed in the three worlds because of her severe penance. All the Gods including Indra and Saints and Sage were terrified by her penance. They approached Brahma in a body and prayed to him to bestow the desired boon on Parvati.
At last Brahma, appeared before Parvati and said to her, “O Goddess! All the Gods bow to you in deep reverence. Such an austere penance can be performed only by you. Your cherished desire shall soon be fulfilled. You shall beget Lord Shiva as your consort. By virtue of this austere penance you shall be known as “Brahmchaarini” – a woman of celibacy. Thereafter Brahma restored her physical charm and grace. Thus Goddess Parvati begot Lord Shiva as her husband by virtue of her penance. She earned the reputation of being a Brahmchaarini. The worship of Maa Brahmchaarini is conducive to penance, renunciation, virtue and nobility. Her devotees are endowed with peace and prosperity.

Mantras for Brahmacharini Devi

Om Devi Brahmcharinyai Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Dadhaanaa Kar Padaabhyaamakshmala Kamandalu | Devi Prasidati Mayi Brahmcharinyanuttamaa ||

3. Chandraghanta Maa

The Third Shakti of Mata Durga is Chandraghanta Devi. There is a half-circular moon in her forehead. She is charm and bright. She is Golden in color, possesses ten hands and 3 eyes. Eight of her hands display weapons while the remaining two are respectively in the mudras of gestures of boon giving and stopping harm. Chandra + Ghanta, meaning supreme bliss and knowledge, showering peace and serenity, like cool breeze in a moonlit night. This Durga Shakti rides a tiger. She is mainly worshipped in Tamil Nadu. Chandraghanta devi worshipped on the third day of Nav durga.
Chandraghanta Durga Maa
By her grace all the sins, distresses, physical sufferings, mental tribulations and ghostly hurdles of the devotees are eradicated. Riding on the lion the Mother inspires her devotees with fearlessness. She is the very embodiment of serenity. The devotees who adore and worship her with their deeds, minds and speech develop an aura of divine splendor. Their persons emit out invisible power-waves which exercise
a great impact on those who come in contact with them. They easily achieve success in every walk of life. Maa Chandraghantaa is ever ready to destroy the wicked, but to her devotees she is ever visible as the kind and compassionate Mother showering peace and prosperity.
Maa Chandraghantaa should be adores and worshipped with great purity in mind and heart observing all the rites properly. Having acquired her grace, we get rid of all worldly turmoil and enjoy Supreme bliss. Devotees should always have her gentle form in their minds while meditating on her.

Mantras for Chandraghanta Devi

Om Devi Chandraghantayayi Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Pindaj Pravaarudh chandkopastrkairyuta | Prasadam Tanute Madhyam Chandraghanteti vishrutaa ||

4. Kushmanda Mata

The Fourth Shakti of Devi Durga is Kushmanda Mata. Begins with the worship of Kushmanda, possessed of eight arms, holding a weapons and a mala ( rosary), her mount is the tiger and She emanates a solar aura. “Kumbh Bhand” means to see the cosmic dance in the form of Pindi; the knowledge of cosmic intricacies in the human race. Kushmanda devi worshipped on the fourth day of Nav durga.
Kushmanda Durga Maa
When this universe was non-existent and darkness prevailed everywhere, it was Maa Kushmaandaa who produced the Cosmic Egg with her mere smile. So Maa Kushmanda is also known as the creator the whole universe. Maa Kushmanda is also named as “Adi Shakti”. She is the only one who has the power and strength to live in the core of Suryaloka. Her body shines like the glowing Sun. All directions get light from Her Divine smile including the Sun God itself. Maa Kushmanda also known as “Ashtabhuja” as she is often depicted as having eight arms.
Mother Kushmaandaa is the bestower of all pleasures. Her adoration and worship delivers a person from all kinds of ailments and leads him on to the path of prosperity and pleasures. So, a devotee should adore and worship her with a purified mind and intellect.

Mantra for Kushmaandaa Devi

Om Devi Kushmandayayi Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Suraasampoornam Kalasham Rudhiraaplutamev Cha | Dahdana Hastpadmaabhyaam Kushmanda Shubhdaastu Me ||

5. Skanda Mata

The Fifth Shakti or Devi Durga is Skanda Mata. Rising a lion as Her chosen vehicle, She holds Her son skanda on her lap. She displays three eyes and four hands; two hands holds lotuses while the other two hand display defending and granting mudras, respectively. Its said, by the merch of Skandmata, even the fool becomes an ocean of knowledge. Skanda mata worshipped on the fifth day of Nav durga.
Skanda Mata Durga Maa
Skandamaataa who possesses the brilliance of the sun fulfills all the desires of her devotees. He who is selflessly devoted to her, attains all the achievements and treasures of life. The worship of Skandamaataa purifies the heart of a devotee. While worshiping her, he devotee should have absolute control over his senses and mind. He should free himself from worldly bondage and worship her with a single-pointed devotion. Her worship is twice blessed. When the devotee worships her, Lord Skanda, her son in her lap, is automatically worshipped. Thus the devotee happens to enjoy the grace of Skandamaataa along with the grace of Lord Skanda.
If a devotee worships her devoid of selfishness, the Mother blesses them with power and prosperity. The devotees who worship Skandamaataa shine with divine splendor. Her worship is ultimately conducive to salvation.

Mantras for Skandamaataa Devi

Om Devi Skandmatayayi Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Sinhaasangataam Nityam Padmaanchit Kardwayaa | Shubhdaastu Sadaa Devi Skandmata Yashaswini ||

6. Katyayani

The Sixth Shakti of Maa Durga is four-armed and she carries a sword, shield and lotus. One hand is depicted as giving blessing. She rides a lion. Mother Kaatyaayani is worshiped as the sixth manifestation of Goddess Durga. She is adored on the sixth day of the Nav durga.
Katyayani Durga Maa
When the atrocities committed by Mashisha, the wicked demon, became intolerable on the Earth, Goddess Durga’s sixth manifestation appeared as a daughter to sage Kaatyaayana. She came to be known as ‘Kaatyaayani’ as she was the daughter of Sage Kaatyaayana.
As soon as Mother Kaatyaayani was born, she assumed a huge and massive form. Seeing her Universal Form, sage Kaatyaayana bowed to her with great reverence and adored and worshipped her for three days from the Bright seventh to ninth. Having accepted the adoration and worship of the sage, Mother Kaatyaayani assassinated demon Mashisha.
Mother Kaatyaayani can give everything to her devotees. The gopis of Braja too worshipped her on the banks of the Yamuna in order to beget Lord Krishna as their husband. The four-armed Mother Kaatyaayani rides the Lion. She is easily propitiated by devotion and destroys all sins of her devotees. Her worship is conducive to Dharma, wealth, pleasures and salvation.

Mantras for Kaatyaayani Devi

Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa | Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini ||

7. Kalaratri Devi

The Seventh Shakti of Maa Durga is Kalaratri. Black (or blue ) skin with bountiful hair and 4 hands, 2 clutching a cleaver and a torch, while the remaining 2 are in the mudras of “giving” and “protecting”. Her vehicle is a faithful donkey. The destroyer of darkness and ignorance, Kaalratri is the seventh form of Nav durga meaning scourer of darkness; enemy of darkness. Kalaratri devi worshipped on the seventh day of Nav durga.
Kalaratri Durga Maa
Although the outward form of Mother Kaalaraatri is extremely frightening yet she always bestows boons on her devotees. So, she is also called Shubhankari as she always brings about the welfare of her devotees. All sins are washed off by her adoration and worship. Devotees deserve all kinds of merits by having her vision. Those who adore and worship her selflessly are relieved of all distresses and turmoil. They will enjoy prosperity and pleasures.
Mother Kaalaraatri is the destroyer of demons, ghosts, goblins and evil-minded persons. All planetary hurdles are removed if a devotee chants her name with devotion. She confers the state of fearlessness on her devotees. A devotee should worship her with a purified mind and intellect in order to derive full merit of his devotion.

Mantras for Kalaratri Devi

Om Devi Kalratryayi Swaha (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Ekveni Japakarnpoora Nagn Kharaasthita | Lamboshthi Karnika karni Tailaabhyaktshariirini ||
Vaam Paadollasallohlata Kantakbhushanaa | Bardhan Moordham Dhwajaa Krishnaa Kalratribhayankari ||

8. Maha Gowri

The Eighth Shakti of Mata Durga is Maha Gowri. She is as white as a conch, moon and Jasmine. She is of eight years old. With four arms and the fairest complexion of all the Durga’s Shaktis, Maha gowri radiates peace and compassion. She is often dressed in a white or green sari. She holds a drum and a trident and is often depicted riding a bull. Maha Gowri devi worshipped on the eightth day of Nav durga.
Maha Gowri Durga Maa
All the sins of the devotees are burnt to ashes by her adoration and worship. She possesses invincible powers and bestows merits on her devotees. She destroys all the distresses of her devotees and blesses them with all kinds of merits and virtues.
Maa Mahagauri’s meditation, her adoration, her worship, and her devotion are conducive to the welfare of devotees. He who concentrates his mind on her will enjoy her blessings. He who enjoys her grace achieves perfection in every walk of life. Mother Mahagauri fulfils all the desires of her devotees. She enables them to enjoy prosperity and pleasures here in this world and salvation hereafter.

Mantras for Maha gowri Devi

Om Devi Mahagowryayi Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetaambardhara Shuchih | Mahagowri Shubham Dadyanmahadev Praodadaa ||

9. Siddhidayini

The Ninth Shakti of Maa Durga is Siddhidatri Devi. There are eight Siddhis , they are- Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Iishitva & Vashitva.It is said in “Devipuran” that the Supreme God Shiv got all these Siddhies by worshipping Maha Shakti. With her gratitude the half body of Shiv has became of Goddess and there fore his name “Ardhanarishvar” has became famous.Usually shown ensconced a lotus with four arms, She is the grantor of 26 different wishes to Her Bhaktas. Siddhidayini devi worshipped on the ninth day of Nav durga.
Siddhidayini Durga Maa
Having acquired the siddhis from Goddess Siddhidaatri, Lord Shiva created Lord Vishnu who in turn created Lord Brahma who was entrusted with the task of the Creation whereas Lord Vishnu got the task of Protection and Lord Shiva that of Destruction.
Lord Brahma felt a great difficulty in his task of the Creation in the absence of man and woman. Thereupon he remembered Mother Siddhidaatri. When she appeared before him, Lord Brahma said to her, “Oh Great Mother! I cannot carry on with the task of the Creation in the absence of man and woman. You kindly solve this problem of mine through your supernatural attainments (siddhis).”
Having heard Lord Brahma, Mother Siddidaatri converted half the person of Lord Shiva into a woman. Thus Lord Shiva became half-male and half-female and came to be known as Ardhanaarishwara. Thus the problem of Lord Brahma was resolved and the task of the Creation went on smoothly.

Mantras for Siddhidayini

Om Devi Siddhidatryayi Namah (108 recitations of this mantra)
and
Siddha Gandharva Yakshdyairasurairamarairapi | Sevyamaanaa Sadabhuyaat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||

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Navratri


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Navratri also known by name Shardiya Navratri which falls in the month of September or October. Each navratri day worshiped a shakti of Durga and festival ends with Ram navmi on ninth day of navratri and Dusehra on next day of navratri.

Date of Navratri 2015

Navratri : October 13, 2015 – October 22, 2015

Navratri 2015 start on October 13, 2015

Navratri Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – October 13, 2015
Navratri Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – October 14, 2015
Navratri Day 3 : Dwitiya : Date – October 15, 2015
Navratri Day 4 : Tritiya : Date – October 16, 2015
Navratri Day 5 : Chaturthi : Date – October 17, 2015
Navratri Day 6 : Panchmi : Date – October 18, 2015
Navratri Day 7 : Sashti : Date – October 19, 2015
Navratri Day 8 : Saptmi : Date – October 20, 2015
Navratri Day 9 : Ashthami: Date – October 21, 2015
Navratri Day 10 : Navmi : Date – October 22, 2015

Navratri 2015 end on October 22, 2015

Navratri Day 10 : Dashmi : Date – October 22, 2015
Navratri Date
Ram Navmi : October 22, 2015
The ninth day of Navratri is celebrated as The Birthday of Lord Ram called Ram Navmi in Navratri festival.
Dussehra : October 22, 2015
The next day after Navratri celebrated as Dussehra is also marked on the same day(October 22)in many calendars as Ram Navmi.

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Navdurga also known by name Shardiya Navdurga which falls in the month of September or October. Each Navdurga day worshiped a shakti of Durga and festival ends with Ram navmi on ninth day of Navdurga and Dusehra on next day of Navdurga.

Date of Navdurga 2015

Navdurga : October 13, 2015 – October 22, 2015

Navdurga 2015 start on October 13, 2015

Navdurga Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – October 13, 2015
Navdurga Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – October 14, 2015
Navdurga Day 3 : Dwitiya : Date – October 15, 2015
Navdurga Day 4 : Tritiya : Date – October 16, 2015
Navdurga Day 5 : Chaturthi : Date – October 17, 2015
Navdurga Day 6 : Panchmi : Date – October 18, 2015
Navdurga Day 7 : Sashti : Date – October 19, 2015
Navdurga Day 8 : Saptmi : Date – October 20, 2015
Navdurga Day 9 : Ashthami: Date – October 21, 2015
Navdurga Day 10 : Navmi : Date – October 22, 2015

Navdurga 2015 end on October 22, 2015

Navdurga Day 10 : Dashmi : Date – October 22, 2015
Navdurga Date
Ram Navmi : October 22, 2015
The ninth day of Navdurga is celebrated as The Birthday of Lord Ram called Ram Navmi in Navdurga festival.
Dussehra : October 22, 2015
The next day after Navdurga celebrated as Dussehra is also marked on the same day(October 22)in many calendars as Ram Navmi.

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Chaitra Navratri 2015 also known by names Vasant Navratri 2015 or Rama Navratri 2015 and Navratri 2015 celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.
Chaitra Navratri 2015

Chaitra Navratri 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasant Navratri 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Navratri 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 March
Chaitra Navratri Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Chaitra Navratri 2015 start on March 21, 2015

Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Chaitra Navratri 2015 end on March 28, 2015

Chaitra Navratri 2015 March Date
Chaitra Navratri 2015 is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasant Navratri 2015 is also known as Chaitra Navratri 2015. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Navratri 2015 festivity. Hence Vasanta Navratri 2015 is also known as Rama Navratri 2015 March.
Chaitra Navratri 2015 Dates
All nine days during Chaitra Navratri 2015 are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Navratri 2015 is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navratri 2015, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navratri 2015.

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Chaitra Navdurga 2015 also known by names Vasant Navdurga 2015 or Rama Navdurga 2015 and Navdurga 2015 celebrated in Chaitra month of Hindu lunar calendar.
Chaitra Navdurga 2015

Chaitra Navdurga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Vasant Navdurga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Rama Navdurga 2015

Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 March
Chaitra Navdurga Dates : March 21, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Chaitra Navdurga 2015 start on March 21, 2015

Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 1 : Pratipada : Date – March 21, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 2 : Dwitiya : Date – March 22, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 3 : Tritiya : Date – March 23, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 4 : Chaturthi : Date – March 24, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 5 : Panchmi : Date – March 25, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 5 : Sashti : Date – March 25, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 6 : Saptmi : Date – March 26, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 7 : Ashthami: Date – March 27, 2015
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Day 8 : Navmi : Date – March 28, 2015

Chaitra Navdurga 2015 end on March 28, 2015

Chaitra Navdurga 2015 March Date
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasant Navdurga 2015 is also known as Chaitra Navdurga 2015. Rama Navami – The Birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Navdurga 2015 festivity. Hence Vasanta Navdurga 2015 is also known as Rama Navdurga 2015 March.
Chaitra Navdurga 2015 Dates
All nine days during Chaitra Navdurga 2015 are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Durga. Rama Navdurga 2015 is more popular in northern India and most customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navdurga 2015, which falls in the month of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navdurga 2015.

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Invoke the divine blessing of Durga Maa by reading aloud Shree Durga Chalisa everyday. It take few minutes to completely read the Chalisa once you make it daily routine. Do not try to read very fast, since the pronunciation matters much. so, raed carefully to get god and full blessings of Maa Nav Durga.

Durga Chalisa, Shree Durga Chalisa, Durga Maa Chalisa

Namo Namo Durge Sukh karani,
Namo Namo ambe Dukh harani |
Nirakar hai jyoti tumhari,
Tihun lok pheli ujayari |
Shashi lalat mukh mahavishala,
Netra lal bhrikutee vikarala |
Roop Matu ko adhika suhave,
Daras karat jan ati sukh pave |
Tum sansar shakti laya kina,
Palan hetu anna dhan dina |
Annapurna hui jag pala,
Tumhi adi sundari Bala |
Pralaya kala sab nashan hari,
Tum gauri Shiv-Shankar pyari |
Shiv yogi tumhre guna gaven,
Brahma Vishnu tumhen nit dhyaven |
Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara,
De subuddhi rishi munina ubara |
Dharyo roop Narsimha ko amba,
Pragat bhayin phar kar khamba |
Raksha kari Prahlaad bachayo,
Hiranakush ko swarga pathayo |
Lakshmi roop dharo jag mahin,
Shree Narayan anga samihahin |
Ksheer sindhu men karat vilasa,
Daya Sindhu, deeje man asa |
Hingalaja men tumhin Bhavani,
Mahima amit na jet bakhani |
Matangi Dhoomavati Mata,
Bhuvneshwari bagala sukhdata |
Shree Bhairav lara jog tarani,
Chhinna Bhala bhav dukh nivarani |
Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani,
Langur Veer Chalat agavani |
Kar men khappar khadag viraje,
Jako dekh kal dan bhaje |
Sohe astra aur trishoola,
Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola |
Nagarkot men tumhi virajat,
Tihun lok men danka bajat |
Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare,
Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare |
Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani,
Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani |
Roop karal Kalika dhara,
Sen Sahita tum tin samhara |
Pan garha Santan par jab jab,
Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab |
Amarpuni aru basava loka,
Tava Mahirna sab rahen asoka |
Jwala men hai jyoti tumhari,
Tumhen sada poojen nar nari |
Prem bhakti se Jo yash gave,
Dukh-daridra nikat nahin ave |
Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee,
Janam-maran tako chuti jaee |
Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari,
Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari |
Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon,
Kam, krodha jeet sab leenhon |
Nisidin dhyan dharo Shankar ko,
Kahu kal nahini sumiro tum ko |
Shakti roop ko maran na payo,
Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo |
Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani,
Jai jai jai Jagdamb Bhavani |
Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba,
Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba |
Mokon Matu kashta ati ghero,
Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero |
Aasha trishna nipat sataven,
Moh madadik sab binsaven |
Shatru nash keeje Maharani,
Sumiron ekachita tumhen Bhavani |
Karo kripa Hey Matu dayala,
Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala |
Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon,
Tumhro yash men sada sunaoon |
Durga Chalisa jo gave,
Sab sukh bhog parampad pave |

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Shree Durga Stuti is an easy form of Shree Durga Saptsati composed by Maha Rishi Markande. Shree Durga Stuti is composed of powerful verses in praise of Durga Maa. People believe that daily and sincere recitation of Shree Durga Stuti relieves human beings from all their worries and blesses them with prosperity and happiness.

Shree Durga Stuti

Miti Ka Tan Huaa Pavitra, Ganga Ke Asnan Se |
Ant Karan Ho Jaye Pavitra, Jagadambe Ke Dhyan Se ||
Sarve Mangal Mangalye, Shive Sarvarth Sadhike |
Sharanye Trambake Gauri, Narayani Namo Stute ||
Shakti Shakti Do Mujhe, Karoon Tumhara Dhyan |
Path Nirvignya Ho Tera, Mera Ho Kalyan ||
Hridya Sinhasan Par Aa, Betho Meri Maa |
Suno Vinay Mam Din Ki, Jag Janani Vardan ||
Sundar Deepak Ghee Bhara, Karoon Aaj Tayaar |
Gyan Ujala Maa Karo, Metto Moh Andhkaar ||
Chandra Surya Ki Roshni, Chamke Chaman Akhand |
Sab Mein Vyapak Tej Hai, Jwala Ka Prachand ||
Jwala Jag Janani Meri, Raksha Karo Humesh |
Dur Karo Maa Ambike, Mere Sabhi Kalesh ||
Shradha Aur Vishwas Se, Teri Jyot Jalaoon |
Tera Hi Hai Aashra, Tere Hi Gun Gaoon ||
Teri Adhabhut Gaat Ko, Padhoon Mein Nischay Dhar |
Sakshat Darshan Karoon, Tere Jagat Aadhar ||
Man Chanchal Se Baat Ke, Samay Jo Aogun Hoye |
Dati Apni Daya Se, Dhyan Na Dena Koye ||
Main Anjan Malin Man, Na Jano Koi Rit |
At Pat Vani Ko Hi Maa, Samjho Meri Prit ||
Chaman Ke Aogun Bahot Hai, Karna Nahi Dhyan |
Sinhvahini Maa Ambike, Karo Mera Kalyan ||
Dhanya Dhanya Maa Ambike, Shakti Shiva Vishal |
Angh Angh Mein Rum Rahi, Dati Din Dayal ||

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Happy New Year Festival Celebration

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count is incremented. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on 1 January. There are numerous calendars that remain in regional use that calculate the New Year differently.
In many countries, such as the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain and the UK, 1 January is a national holiday.
In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year’s Day is probably the world’s most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. Continue reading

Christmas Festival Celebration


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Christmas history and Celebration

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.

Christmas Day 2013: Wednesday, December 25

Christmas Day 2014: Thursday, December 25

While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East, although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January in the modern-day Gregorian calendar. Continue reading

Deepavali


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Deepavali History and significance

Deepavali also called Divali, Diwali or the “festival of lights”, is a five-day Hindu festival which starts on Dhanteras, celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month Ashwin and ends on Bhaidooj also known as Bhaiyadooj, Bhaiduj or Bhaiyaduj, celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar month Kartik. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.

Deepavali 2013 Calendar

When is Deepavali 2013 being celebrated ?

Sat, 02 November, 2013 – Naraka Chaturdasi or narak chaudash
Sun, 03 November, 2013 – Goddess Lakshmi Pooja or deepavali
Mon, 04 November, 2013 – Kartika Shuddha Padwa (Bali Padyami) or Govardhan Puja or Annakoot
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Vijayadashami also known as Dashain, Dussehra, Dashahara, Dashera and Dasara is one of the most important Hindu festivals. Celebrating victory of Shakti over Mahishasura, of Lord Rama over Ravana, and of Durga over demons like Mahishasura, Chanda-Munda and Shumbha- Nishumbha; that is victory of good over evil. This day marks the end of Navadurga (Navaratri, Durga Pooja) so people immerse the idols and go to each others’ house and exchange gifts and sweets. In 2013, Dussehra is being celebrated on October 13 and 14 in various parts of India. Based on astrology, celebrations will occur on October 13 in most parts (Kolkata is one exception). The date of the festival is determined according to the lunar calendar. Continue reading

Ganesh Chaturthi


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Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

History Of Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration In India

Celebrate on September 09, 2013.
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Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Continue reading

Ram Navami


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How to celebrate Ram Navami ?

Ram Navami 2015 also known as Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya.

Do you know history of Ram Navami ?

The marriage of Devi Sita with Lord Rama was held on Margashirsha Shukla Panchami as per Valmiki Ramayana. This occasion is known as Seetha kalyanam.

Ram Navami celebration in India, USA, UK, Canada

The Rama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar.
Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations. Continue reading