Indian new year is part of the festival Diwali. This year, it falls on October 15th in North America. It is the Gujarati new year and full of traditions.
Kali Chaudas or Naraka Chaturdashi celebrates Kali’s victory of the demon Narakasura. It’s a time when we can remove our own negativities as we prepare for the new year.
Dhanteras celebrates the birth of Lord Dhanvantari, the patron saint of Ayurveda. It is part of the festival of Diwali 2020
Diwali 2020 is the festival of lights, which ushers in the new year. It falls on November 14th this year.
The eighth night of Navratri is known as Durgashtami. It commemorates the day on which Goddess Durga gained victory over the demon Maheshasura.
Kalaratri is the NavDurga whom we worship on the 7th night of Navratri. She is the most fierce of the 9 goddess and teaches us to follow our true path.
On the 6th night of Navratri, we worship the NavDurga in the form of Katyayani Devi. For those who are single and desire a partner, it is especially propitious to worship this goddess.
The fifth night of Navratri is known as Lalita Panchami. We worship the NavDurga in the form of Skandamata. She is the mother of Skanda or Kartikeya.
The fourth night of Navaratri is known as Chaturthi. We worship the NavDurga in the form of Kushmanda Devi. She is said to have created the universe from her smile.
The goddess Chandraghanta is the NavDurga who is worshipped on the third night of Navratri. She is the married form of the goddess Parvati and is depicted with a Moon on her forehead.