Vijaya Dashami celebrations in North India

Vijaya Dashami is observed on Ashwin shukla paksha Dashami and it is celebrated all over North India. Ramlila Utsav, Kota Dussehra Mela and Kullu Dussehra celebrations make the festival huger. Ramleela Utsav: In North India people celebrate the festival Vijayadashami as the victory of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan. On this day, Ram killed […]

Mahanavami 2018 | Maha Navami Puja during Durga Navratri

Mahanavami is the culmination day of Navratri. It falls on ninth day of Navratri in Ashwin Month. Mahanavami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami, the ninth day of Durga Navratri. In 2018, Mahanavami date is October 18 during Sharad Navratri and March 25 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri. Maha Navami is the last day of […]

Vidyarambham | Ezhuthiniruthu on Vijaya Dashami in Kerala

Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is the tradtion observed on Vijaya Dashami day during the nine-day festival, Durga Navaratri Pooja which falls in the Malayalammonth of Kanni. Vidyarambham 2018 date is October 18. Vidyarambham is the main ritual in Kerala during which children between two and three or five years old are initiated into the world of […]

Suhasini Puja | Suvasini Pooja during Sharad Navaratri

Suvasini Pooja

Suhasini puja, also referred as Suvasini Pooja, is a ritual observed during Sharad Navaratri. There is no specific day or date to perform the puja but in some days on Kalasha Sthapana and Durgashtami day, Suhasini Puja is observed. Though, the puja is a common ritual on every Purnima, but during Navaratri days it is auspicious. The pooja involves […]

Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2018

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For 18 October 2018, Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple for Navaratri is – Mahishasuramardhini Devi. It is the 9th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. Due to Tithi Dwayam on 18 October 2018, Kanakadurga Ammavaru is worshipped as ‘Mahishasura Mardhini’ till 11 in […]

Ravan Vadh or Ravana vadha – Burning large effigies of Ravan on Vijaya Dashami

Ravan Vadh or Ravana Vadha is a ritual and tradition performed on Vijaya Dashami or Dussara. Ravana, who is also called as Dashakanta, was killed by Lord Rama on this day. To commemorate the defeat of Ravana and the victory of good over evil, people started celebrating ‘Dush-hara’ (the defeat of Dashakanta – Ravana). In […]

Durga Ashtami 2018 | Mahashtami Puja, Veerashtami

Durga Ashtami Puja, Durgashtami, Mahashtami, Veerashtami, is the main festival in Durga Navratri Pooja. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Ashwin month or Ashwayuja masam. In 2018, Durga Ashtami date is October 17. Rituals, Customs and Pujas to observe on Durgashtami: Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga mata to worship on Durgashtami day. Maha […]

Durgashtami Significance | Legend of Mahashtami

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Durga Ashtami, also known as Mahashtami or Veera Ashtami, is the eighth day of Durga Navratri. Durga Ashtami is very significant as per the Hindu beliefs and the legend associated with Durga Navratri Ashtami. In 2018, Durga Ashtami date is October 17. On Ashwin Krishna Ashtami day, Goddess Bhadrakali, the powerful and fierce form of […]

Durgashtami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2018

For 17 October 2018, Durgashtami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri is – Durga Devi. It is the 8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2018, 17 October – Durgashtami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On eighth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the forms of Sri Durga Devi […]

Mahagauri Navdurga, Appearance & Dhyana Mantram

Mahagauri is the eighth form of Navadurga. She is worshipped on the eighth day or Durga Ashtami day during Navaratri. In 2018, Mahagauri Puja date is October 17. During Vasant Navratri Maha Gauri Puja date is March 25. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]

Katyayani, Goddess Katyayani Navdurga

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Katyayani is the sixth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratri puja. Goddess katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day in Durga Navratri pooja. Katyayani Navdurga puja 2018 date is October 15 in Ashwin Navratri and on March 23 as part of Vasant Navratri 2018. The legend of Goddess Katyayani Mata: Katyayani was born as […]

Katyayani Navdurga, Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

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Goddess Katyayani, the sixth aspect of Navdurga, is worshipped on the sixth day during Durga Navratri. In 2018, Katyayani Mata puja date is October 15 in Ashwin Navratri. Spiritual importance of Katyayani Navdurga Pooja Goddess Katyayani puja is performed on the sixth day during Durga Navratra. On the day of Katyayani puja, Yogis or Sadhak […]

Skandamata | Goddess Skandamata Navdurga

Skanda Mata

Skanda mata is the fifth phase of Navdurga, nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navaratri. Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day during Durga pooja. In 2018, Skanda mata puja date is October 14. Goddess Skanda mata is the mother of Lord Skanda or Subrahmanya, also worshipped as Lord Shanmukha, Kumara, Kartikeya or Murugan. Lord Skanda […]

Skandamata Navdurga, Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Skanda Mata

Skandamata is the fifth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Saran Navratri Durga pooja. Skanda mata puja 2018 date is October 14 in Sharad Navratri & March 22 in Chaitra Navratri. Spiritual importance of Skanda mata Navadurga pooja: Skanda mata is the fifth form of among nine tremendous aspects of Durga worshipped during Saran Navratra. On […]

Chandraghanta | Goddess Chandraganta Navdurga

Chandraghanta

Chandraghanta Mata (Chandraganta) is the third Goddess among the Navadurga, nine aspects of Mother Goddess worshipped during Durga Navaratri. Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day (Maha Tritiya) during Sharad Navaratra. In 2018, Chandraghanta pooja date is October 12 in Maha Navratri (Shardiya Navratri) and March 20 in Chaitra Vasantha Navaratri. Appearance and Iconography of […]

Chandraghanta Navadurga | Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Chandraghanta is the third aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratra Durga pooja. In 2018, Chandraghanta pooja (Maha Tritiya) date is October 12. Chandraghanta Devi – Spiritual importance: During Durga Navaratra pooja, Chandraghanta puja has a great importance. On the third day of Maha Navratra, Yogis mind stays at Manipura Chakra. Chandraghanta represents Manipura Chakra […]

Dasara Navaratri at Medak Edupayala Vanadurga Bhavani Temple

Durga Navaratri is the biggest festival at Vanadurga Bhavani temple near Medak in Telangana. Vana Durga Bhavani is a form of Goddess Durga. Edupayalu, a small village near Medak, is a holy place for Hindus as it has a great historical significance. In 2018, Vana Durga Bhavani Navaratri starts on October 10 and ends on Dasara day, […]

Brahmacharini | Goddess Bramhacharini Navdurga

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Brahmacharini is the second Goddess of nine Durgas – Navadurga Goddesses. Brahmacharini is one who performs penance. As per the Hindusim, Veda, Tattva and Tapa are three synonyms for the word Brahma. Bramhacharini mata is worshipped on the second day during Durga Puja in Durga Navratri. In 2018, Brahmacharini Puja date is October 11 in Sharad […]

Brahmacharini Navdurga, Apperance & Dhyana Mantra

Brahmacharini Mata is the second among Navadurga Goddess, nine Mother deities worshipped during Durga Navratri. Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on second day during Navaratri. Brahmacharini Maa Pooja 2018 date is October 11. In Vasant navratri 2018, Brahmacharini Maa was worshipped on March 19. Appearance and Iconography of Brahmacharini: Brahmacharini mata, the second manifestation of Navdurga […]