Chaitra Navratri 2020- 10 Facts: Chaitra Navratri arrives during the season when Mother Nature experiences enormous changes climatically. Devotees venerate Goddess Durga during the ten days and seek blessings from her. It is counted on that one who worships her during this particular time span with no desire can accomplish salvation. In this article you will read 10 Facts about Chaitra Navratri 2020.
Take a quick look at 10 facts on Chaitra Navratri
- The festival of Navratri is very auspicious in Hinduism as it celebrates the power of all the nine forms of Goddess Durga.
- These nine days, households witness a series of rituals as families worship the Goddesses.
- The first three days of Navratri, Goddess Durga’s energy and power are worshiped. Each day, a different appearance of Durga is worshiped. i.e., Parvati, Kali and Kumari.
- Goddess Laxmi is worshiped on the fourth and the sixth day.
- Goddess Saraswati is worshiped on the fifth and the seventh day.
- On the eighth day or Ashtami, the Goddess Mahagauri is worshiped.
- Goddess Siddhidatri is worshiped on the ninth day.
- On the ninth day, nine girls are invited who are yet to reach the stage of puberty. They are worshiped and given delicious food to eat and a token of love in the form of something new, like clothes or accessories. This is known as Kanya Puja.
- After worshiping all the different appearances of goddess Durga, on the tenth day comes the festival of Dussehra.
- In some parts of the county, on these nine days, the folk dance, Garba and Dandiya are played. This witnesses colourful clothes and a lot of enthusiasm from people.