Navaratri India’s Nine-Day Festival | Nine Forms of Feminine Energy
The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, Nava meaning nine and Raatri meaning nights. It means nine nights of the feminine goddess that are worshipped in our culture since ages.
Navratri is a nine-day festival that celebrates the nine forms of goddess Durga. On each day of Navratri, a special colour is worn that is dedicated to a goddess and holds special significance.
The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami or Dussehra when the idols of Goddess Durga are immersed into the water body. This is what we know about Navratri. And this what we have been celebrating since ages. What I wish to convey form this video is my perception and my understanding of these nine days.
I’m a firm believer of Shiv and Shakti. Durga Ma is also a form of Shiv+Shakti.
Navratri – 9 days of Feminine energy, nine days of the feminine divine goddess. Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati are three dimensions of feminine energies. They also represent tamas rajas and sattva these are basic qualities of human existence and its elements.
- Tamas is the nature of the earth and literally means inertia
- Rajas mean passion
- Satva means breaking boundaries melting and merging
Navratri falls twice a year. Sharada Navaratri: the most celebrated of the four Navaratri, named after Sharada which means autumn. It is observed in the lunar month of Ashvin (post-monsoon, September–October). In many regions, the festival falls after the autumn harvest, and in others during harvest.
Vasanta Navaratri: the second most celebrated, named after Vasantha which means spring. It is observed in the lunar month of Chaitra (post-winter, March–April). In many regions, the festival falls after spring harvest, and in others during harvest