Navratri Essay:-Durga Puja and Navratri are one of the biggest festivals for Hindus. On this festival, from the establishment of the Kalash on the first day, this Puja continues till the whole nine day. The festival of Navratri is a festival of religion and symbol of faith, and we celebrate this festival with great fanfare. In the nine days of Durga Puja, i.e. in Navratri, the worship of mother Durga is worshiped with the very law and the nine forms of Goddess Durga.
Mostly peoples called Durga Puja as Navratri. Because this puja lasts for nine days. And in this puja we all worship Durga for nine days different forms. And the nine days of Maa Durga have different importance.
Dussehra is a festival of ten days. But why do we call it Navratri, there is a story behind it too, let’s know. By the way, Navratri comes twice a year in our country. Once in autumn and another in spring. We call Sharadiya Navratri in autumn and Navratri in spring season is called Chaitra Navratri. Which we know as Ramnavami.
According to the legend, Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shankar, Swami, what is the significance of this Navratri festival. Then God has descended very accurately.
We know the first form of Godess Durga as Shelputri. She was born to the Himalayan king of the mountains. Hence her name was Shailputri. Shail means the daughter of mountains and daughter.
Glory: – We worship the first incarnation of Mother Durga as Shailputri. She was named Shailputri due to the birth of Himalayan King of Mountains as the daughter-ratna there.
We also know Shailputri by the name of Vrishrudha.
Because their vehicle is Taurus and it is mounted on Taurus. They hold trident in their right hand and lotus flower in their left hand.
The mythological stories prevail behind them. Once upon a time, King Daksha Prajapati conducted a huge yagna. And in that yagna, an invitation letter was sent to all the gods. And in that yagna different asanas were arranged for the sitting of all the gods.
But in this yagya, no invitation letter was sent to Lord Shankar nor was posture arranged for him. Goddess Sati who was a half-life of Lord Shankar. She was the daughter of King Daksha. She started strongly urging Lord Shankar to go to her maternal home. Lord Shankar explained to him that it is useless to go there without invitation, but Sati stood firm on her hand.
In the end, Lord Shankar allowed him to leave. When Sati reached her maternal home, she received only affection from her mother in return for the welcome and greeted the sisters with sarcasm and sarcasm. His father Daksha Prajapati called Lord Shankar a contemptuous and insulting thing, which Sati was very hurt.
Sati could not bear such a huge insult to her husband and love and sacrificed her life in the fire pit of the place of sacrifice.
When Lord Shankar heard this news, he was saddened. And then they sent to Virbhadra. Which they produced from their coils. They killed King Daksha by destroying the Yajna of Daksha Prajapati. Again when Sati was born in the house of King Himalaya. This is called Shailputri. Mother Shailputri was also married to Lord Shankar. Mother Shailputri’s power is infinite, which we also know as Parvati and Goddess Hemvati.
The worship of Brahmacharini Maa occurs on the second day of Navratri. Brahma means penance and charini means conductor, conduct conduct of penance.
Ma Brahmacharini also has mythological stories: – She was born as a daughter of the Himalayas in her previous birth, and impressed by the teachings of Devarishi Narada, did severe penance to get Lord Shankar as her husband. He did tapas full-blown for a thousand years, and lived on the herb on the earth for a hundred years.
For a long time, he kept a very fast and suffered severe torment and sunlight under the open sky. Even after eating the address of broken letters for three thousand years, he left no stone unturned in worshiping Lord Shankar.
Then he left to eat dried vinegars as well, due to which he got his name Arpana. For many years, she continued to perform penance by becoming waterless and unharmed.
Due to this difficult austerity, the body of the goddess was severed and this austerity was greatly appreciated by the gods, sages, sages etc. and said – O Goddess, no one has done such austerities till date, now all your wishes will be fulfilled, and You will receive Lord Chandramouli as a husband.
The worship of Mother Brahmacharini, which the devotees do with the heart, will complete all their abilities, the devotee should not be distracted even in the most difficult situation, and should concentrate in the devotion of the mother.
Dadhana Karapadmabhyamakshmalkamandalu. Goddess Prasidatu Mayi Brahmacharinanyuttama॥…
Chandraghanta is the form of the third incarnation of Mother Durga, who is worshiped on the third day of Navratri. Puja of the third day in Navratri is very happy. The worship of the mother is done with the entire law and the worship of the nine forms of the mother.
Some stories related to Goddess Chandraghanta: –
Under the influence of this goddess, the seeker gets to see supernatural things, and many different sounds are heard.
This form of Goddess Durga, the third incarnation of Maa Durga, is supremely peaceful and well-being, so we devotees should continuously practice in keeping with her purity. Half the moon is adorned on this goddess’s brain, so we call this goddess Chandraghanta.
With the attention of this goddess, our Ihlok and otherworldly are both benevolent and supportive.
This goddess has ten arms, which are adorned with khadag and weapons and weapons, and their body color is bright like gold. Riding on his vehicle lion is always ready for war. A terrible sound comes from their hour, due to which the demons and demons are seen trembling, the seeker has visions of supernatural things, and in many ways he can also hear the sounds.
It is very beneficial for Goddess Sadhko:
Pindajapravarrudha Chandkopastrakeruta. Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghantetti Vishruta॥