Navratri Festival-Navratri Festival Date Year 2016 to 2021-About Navratri Festival-Navratri Pictures

The Nine nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwina of the bright fortnight. Seeds are sown, sprouting is watched, the planets are consecrated, and on the 8th and 9th days, Goddess Durga, Vijayashtami and Mahanavami are worshipped.Here is Some Information about Navratri Festival Date Year 2016 to 2021 and many more.

Navratri Festival Date Year 2016 to 2021

Navratri Festival Date Year 2016: 1 Oct to 10 Oct
Navratri Festival Date Year 2017: 21 Sep.  to 30 Sep
Navratri Festival Date Year 2018: 10 Oct.  to 19 Oct
Navratri Festival Date Year 2019: 29 Sep.  to 6 Oct
Navratri Festival Date Year 2020: 17 Oct. to 26 Oct
Navratri Festival Date Year 2021: 7 Oct  to 15 Oct

About Navratri Festival

The Festival of Navratri lasts for nine nights.Dedicated to the worship of Goddesh Durga Mata and her nine forms, these nine days are celebrated in all over the country with an ardent zeal and enthusiasm.But on the tenth day, comes Dusshera or Vijayadashmi is celebrated to commemorate the victory Lord Rama over Ravana.

The festival of Navratri is devoted to the Shakti or Eternal Mother.This worship is so old in Indian even in the Vedic era.This opinion was confirmed in the vedas and puranas.The festivities commence on the first night in the month of Ashwin(October).The vibrant festivities last for ten days, of which nine nights are spent in worship, 'Navratri'.

Navratri are divided and devoted for the worship of Trinity of God in a female form-three days for Durga(Goddess of Energy) three days for Lakshmi (Godess of Welth) and three days for Saraswati(Goddess of Knowledge). On the fifth day, in it is traditional to worship Saraswati Mata to invoke our spirit and knowledge. the eighth and ninth day, it is traditional to performYagna (sacrifice offered to the fire) to honour Durga Mata and bid her farewell. The 10th day , on which the goddess kills Mahishasura, is celebrated as Dusshera or Vijayadashami as the victory of good over evil.

Navratri is a combination of various themes, with the common theme of the victory of good over evil.Some opines that Vijayadashami or Dusshera is celebrated on the day Lord Rama kills Ravana.According to a Puranik legend, the mighty demon Mahishasur vanquished the gods and their king, Indra.They then approached the Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar, who decided their energy, and gave rise to Shakti.

They all prayed to the divine mother Durga to do the needful.Equipped in all her awesome majesty, vanquished the evil one withoutr much ado.

Dusshera(tenth day) is one of the significant Hindu festivals, celebrated with much joiede vivre in entire country.On the tenth day, the Vijayadashmi day, colossal effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarna and son Meghnadh are placed in vast open spaces.

Rama, accompanied by his consort Sita and his brother Lakshmana, arrive and shoot arrows of fire at these effigies, which are stuffed with explosive material.The result is a deafening blast, enhanced by the shouts of merriment and triumph from the spectator. it is significant that the Lord invoked the blessings of the divone mother, Goddess Durga, before actually going out to battle.In burning the effigies the people are asked to burn the evil within them, and thus follow the path of virtue and goodness, bearing in mind the instance of Ravana, who despite all his might and majesty was destroyed for his evil ways.On this day in the famous Ramleela grounds in Delhi huge effigies of the ten-headed demon king Ravana, Meghanath, his son, and Kumbhakarna, his brother, stuffed with crackers are torched by an arrow to symbolize the ultimate triumph of good over evil.The festival is also celebrated with intense fervour and zest, in whole India ,in the form of Durga Puja.The vibrant festivites last for ten days, of which nine nights are spent in worship, 'Navratri'.But this festival various from place to place.

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