Navratri - Significance of Nine Day Goddess Celebration

Author : Vaishali R

Navratri - Sgnificance of Nine Day Goddess Celebration

Navratri is a nine-day festival celebrated in many parts of the world. Which signifies to drain out impurities and offer us to receive divine blessings. It is the goddess festival which is celebrated to awaken our energy resources. It activates the nine power points in the body and keep us healthier and with good thoughts.

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The nine-day goddess is,

  • Goddess Shailputri
  • Goddess Brahmacharini
  • Goddess Chandraghanta
  • Goddess Kushmanda
  • Goddess Skandmata
  • Goddess Katyayani 
  • Goddess Kaalratri
  • Goddess Mahagauri
  • Goddess Siddhidatri

Shailputri

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

The first day is dedicated to shailaputri which denotes nature and represented as a symbol of happiness and Joy.

Special color the day is yellow.

Manifestation: offering of pure ghee is said to get blessed with a life free of diseases and illness. 

Brahmacharini

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

Parvati did tapas to get Lord Shiva as her husband. So it denotes constant endeavor for will and spiritual knowledge. It is used to engage in self-study to acquire knowledge.

Special color the day is Green.

Manifestation: serve a bhog of sugar and fruits to Goddess Brahmacharini to invoke the spirit of penance, renunciation, virtue and nobility.

Chandraghanta

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

Chandraghanta denotes the devi with the grey half-moon on her forehead. The grey color denotes to destroy bad things in your life and to diminish our enemies.

Special color the day is Grey.

Manifestation: This ferocious devi is pleased by offering milk, sweets or kheer.

Kushmanda

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

Kushmanda denotes the sun, happiness and energy.

Special color the day is Orange.

Manifestation: she created the universe so offer her with Malpua.

Skandmata

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

Skand represents the lap of the Mother and her selfless love. This is the day of purity and prayer. We can resolve to make our inner self-pure and peace.

Special color the day is White.

Manifestation: bananas are offered to Skandmata to keep the devotees in good health. 

Katyayani

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

Katyani helps us to fight against the ills of society. The red color represents the anger of devi towards enemies.

Special color the day is Red.

Manifestation: Honey to get blessed to fill our lives with sweetness and to get rid of bitter troubles.

Kaalratri

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

She is known as maha kaali. She gives power to fight against enemies and overcome evils in the society.

Special color the day is Blue.

Manifestation: jaggery or sweets made with jaggery are offered to protect us from evil powers and spirits.

Mahagauri

Goddess Mahagauri fulfills our wishes for the betterment of the society. It represents hope and freshness of perspective and also overcomes the tendency to work for the fulfillment of narrow-minded with petty wishes.

Special color the day is Pink.

Manifestation: Coconut donating coconuts to the Brahmans on Ashtami will bless a childless couple with a healthier child.

Siddhidatri

Navratri Nine Day Goddess

Devi Siddharaatri blesses us the knowledge and fulfills our expectations. She is represented for aspiration and power and resolves to go on the path of jnana, knowledge.

Special color the day is Violet.

Manifestation: observe a fast on this day and offer til or sesame seeds to protect us.

They are also worshipped as Lakshmi, Durga, Sarawasthi, Jagannatha etc.

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