Navratri, the 9 nights to honor the many forms of the Goddess begins on October 6th in North America and October 7th in India and Europe. We honor Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
In the Vedic calendar, immediately following Pitru Paksha, the time for honoring our ancestors, comes a much more joyous celebration. Tonight (October 15, 2012) marks the beginning of the month of Ashwina in Vedic astrology and the first of nine nights of the Indian holiday of Navratri (also spelled Navaratri). The prefix nav means nine and raat […]
Following Pitru Paksha, the time for honoring our ancestors comes a much more joyous celebration. Tonight marks the first of nine nights of the Indian holiday of Navaratri (also spelled Navratri). Navaratri marks nine days of celebrating the goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Sarasvati. It is time of celebration, dance, feast, and devotion. Friends and families […]
Today marks the first night of Navratri 2007 (pronounced Nuh-vuh-rah-trii (as in bee)) in the Indian calendar. Nav = nine and ratri = night. Thus, it is the night nights that are dedicated to the celebration of the goddess. The first three days/ nights are dedicated to the goddess Durga (pronounced Dour (rhymes with tour) gah […]