Navratri is a big festival in India. It is full of joy, colors, lights and music. Why do we celebrate this festival and how we do it, is a topic that is very much discussed on the internet and Google and Wikipedia have all sorts of versions. Navratri is one of the major festivals in India is spread over 9 days and is culminated with Dussehra on the 10th day. During these 9 days, various forms of the Goddess are worshiped namely; Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kusmanda, Skanda-Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.
These 9 days are observed by many people with rigorous fasting and worship of the various forms of Goddess to seek Her blessings. Also garbha/ dandiya nights are organised and children, youth and adult dance their heart out to the tunes of bhajhans, gharba songs to please Her.
The significance of Goddess worship is rather deeply rooted in our culture but somehow today we seem to have forgotten the basic principal behind it. Respect for women! Women from ancient times have had a major role towards building the society and culture that we are so proud of today. We address our nation, our sacred animals as female, yet we fail to give acknowledge to the good half of our population. Worshiping Her on side and insulting her on the other side will not take our society forward in any sense- economically or culturally.
I think it’s high time we mend our ways or else even Goddess Pooja will do us no good and we shall only keep moving down morally in stead of progressing.
Anyhooo, I am enjoying this Navratri to the fullest. Me and my baby attend the gharba daily and he loves it as much as I am loving it. It is special for me this year! Will be posting all the pics with my makeup and attire of all the nine days, soon after the festival ends. Till then you can all follow my Instagram handle for instant updates of my gharba sessions.
Tell me how are you celebrating the festivities?
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