Nathas Tradition

Main forum topics => Related Traditions (Shakta, Tantrika, Buddhist) => Topic started by: Nathan on November 18, 2011, 10:07:28 AM

Title: navratri....
Post by: Nathan on November 18, 2011, 10:07:28 AM
Navratri is the supreme vow with regard to its meritorious effects. This worship of Durga Maa blesses the devotees anything they want. However one should not keep an artificial hope to be fulfilled.

Hawan, Kumari Pujan and feasting of the brahmanas and chanting of the hymns are the requirements of Navratri vrat. On observing this Vrata, one gets riches, crops, sons and grandsons, prosperity and happiness, longevity, health and heaven and even the final beatitude. Those who did not, in their previous births, perform this meritorious vow; they become diseased, poor and devoid of sons in their present births.

It is believed that the man who has failed to worship the Goddess of the whole universe, Who fructifies all the pursuits of human life, Who destroys all the troubles, pains and miseries, and the person who is suspicious to Bhagabati Mata, that fellow is sure to pass his days in this world, wretched, impoverished, and surrounded by his enemies on all sides.

In 2011 the Navratri vrat will commence from 28th September to 5th October, 6th October being the Dusshera/ Dashamee/ the tenth day. According to Hindu calendar the vow will start from Pratipada which is the first day of the bright fortnight in the month of Aswina.
Title: Re: navratri....
Post by: Willard on December 28, 2011, 09:05:42 AM
The Navratri fast is observed from the first day to the ninth day of Ashvin month. People take bath in the morning and evening during this period and some even drink water only after the ritual bath in the morning.
Most devotees take only a single meal during the day. Non-vegetarian food is totally avoided. Some people confine to milk and fruits during the nine days.
Some devotees only observe fast during three days i.e., first fast during any one of the first three days and second fast during any one of the next three and last in any one of final three days.