Posts Tagged "navratri"


           Bahula Trayodasi is also known as “Dhana Trayodasi”. Gujaratis call it “Dhanteras“. Both Gujarati’s and Marathi’s(Maharashtrians) celebrate this as “Choti Diwali”(Mini Diwali). If the house and people are clean and attractive, then Goddess Lakshmi visits their...

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Bahula Dwadasi


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        This day is Dhanvantari’s birth day.  Dhantvantari was a great scholar who gave us “Ayurveda“. Ayurveda is the science of traditional herbal medicine native to India but has been slowly and steadily gaining popularity in western culture as well due to its vast range of medicine catalog and success rate.         People do puja on this day to be free from the fear of...

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People do Lalitha Gauri vratam, Ganesha vratam, Gouri Puja during the days of the waning moon. Ladies sit on the cradle in the gardens or in the backyard. In the evening, people do puja to Uma Devi and eat after moon rises. People believe that if they do puja on this particular day, there will be no mishaps.

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This day has great significance in the state of Maarashtra in India. Goddess Lakshmi devi and Sri Rama are worshipped on this particular day. This day’s penance is called “Kojagari Vratam” or Kojagari Lakshmi Puja. In the midnight Lakshmi puja is performed and coconut milk is offered to guests. People also believe that on this night, Goddess Lakshmi Devi comes to everyone’s houses and asks “who is awake...

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Bathukamma

Bathukamma


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In Telangana, “Bathukamma” festival or “Bonalu” is performed during Navarathri and specifically on Durgashtami. Bonalu is nothing but Mangala Gowri. In a plate, people put different kinds of flowers like a pyramid and sing songs and lullabies.         On Vijaya dashami, people leave the decorated pots in wells or rivers.         These are very delightful festivities....

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