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Navratri (Hindi: नवरात्री Gujarati: નવરાત્રી) [literally meaning nine nights] is a festival celebrated for nine nights dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga.

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When there is an avatar of Goddess Parvati holding Lord Kartikeya called Skandmata, why is there no avatar of Goddess Parvati holding Lord Ganesh?

Goddess Durga's fifth form is called Skandmata, and she holds Lord Kartikeya. However, despite the many stories of Goddess and her love for Lord Ganesh, there is no avatar of her holding Lord Ganesh. ...
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Should vrat be continued if it is interrupted by ashouch/sutak?

Let's say someone was doing vrat for the whole duration of Navratri. Then there is a a death in the family during this period. Should the person continue the fast or not? Is there a proper method ...
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Which of the Dasha Mahavidyas are associated with each day of Navrathri?

In what order do the Dasha Mahavidyas correspond to each day of Navrathri?
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What is New Year in North India called?

I did try to read online but some pages say Phalgun Poornima while others say Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. Any clarification would be appreciated.
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Is Navratri celebrated in ISKCON? [closed]

I want to know if ISKCON celebrates Navratri. If they do how they celebrate it?
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What is the fast timing in navratri?

The time of starting the fast and the time it ends in IST. Like if I ate something on the fasting day after 12 AM then will it be spoilt ?
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How many times and what all we can eat in Navratri?

I want to know that how many times in a day we can eat when we are doing Navratri fast? Some are saying that we can have sattvik any number of times and some are saying two times. Please help me with ...
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What is 'Datta Navaratri'?

What is 'Datta Navaratri'? I only know that on its first day, 'Krishna-Veni' pooja is observed, but do not know the details of this navaratri.
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What is the story behind the celebration of the Magha Navaratri?

I read somewhere that tomorrow is the beginning of the Magha Navaratri in which the Mahavidyas are worshipped. What is the story behind this celebration can anyone share something from the Puranas or ...
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Hindu New Year ( Chaitra Shukla Paksh Pratipada )

Many Scholars have told Hindu New Year is on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada . But my question is Chaitra Month's 1st day will be Krishna Pratipada . So why Shukla Pratipada is celebrated as New Year and ...
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Hindus observe Nava Ratris twice in a year. What is the logic and theory behind the same?

Hindus observe Nava Ratris twice in the same calendar year. One is associated with Rama Navami (ie birth of Lord Rama) and the other is with Lord Rama's victory over Ravana. But why do we worship the ...
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Why have we celebrated Dussehra today instead of tomorrow?

Whatever I know for consideration of Tithi from Panchangam is whichever Tithi falls on the sunrise, that is considered for whole the day. For example, yesterday there was Ashtami on sunrise and ...
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Actions performed during Devi Paksha affects the individual tremendously?

Are their any such stories or myth, where people are being blessed or cursed by the Goddess for their deeds, which are performed during this phase of Devi paksha? I would like to know, if sinful acts ...
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Is there a connection between the Navadurga and the Dashmahavidya?

Navratri festival is going on and we are told about the nine forms of the Goddess also called Nava-Durga that are worshipped in these 9 days. However, I just recently came to know that some people ...
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Why do we wear different colors on different days of Navratri?

Each day of Navratri is associated with a different color as mentioned in this article. How are Navratri colours decided and why do they change every year? The first colour of the Navratri is decided ...
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When Chaitra Navratri mahurat 2017 is starting - 28th or 29th

Chaitra Shukla Pratipada has began onTuesday, March 28 at 8.26 am. Chaitra Amavasya is ended on 8.27 am in the morning of March 28 this year and Chaitra Shukla Pratipra has started from 8.28 minutes ...
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All 108 Names of Maa Durga?

According Hindu Mythology Maa Durga has lots of avtars with various powers. Navratri vrat is dedicated to Maa Durga's nine forms. What is about other forms of Maa Durga ?? Names of Maa Durga and ...
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Significance of Chaitra Navratri?

Significance of Chaitra Navratri ? Rituals to be followed ? Why people keep fast on chaitra navratri and reason behind it ? Why it is celebrated for nine days and nights ?
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During Navratri can Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva be prayed?

The nine days of Navaratri is auspicious for doing Devi worship. Legend says that Devis reside in each houses at this time. If we pray to Lord Vishnu or Lord Brahma or Lord Shiva will the prayer yield ...
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Slokams for Navaratri first three days for durga, next three days for lakshmi and last 3 days for saraswathi

There are simple slokas consisting 4 lines to be recited on these 9 days to the devis. First three days for durga, next three days for Lakshmi and last 3 days for saraswathi. Do anybody know these ...
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When and what time does the Navratri fast end?

Could anyone can tell me when and at what time does the Navratri fast end? And how to calculate it?
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Significance of Marapachi doll in Gollu

During the festival season of Navrathri it is a custom of keeping Marapachi dolls in Gollu (Navrathri Golu), a custom which is widely practiced in the southern states. What is the significance of ...
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What is the significance of deity forms of navrathri?

I know that Navrathri is 9 days occasion on which Goddess shows different deity forms each day. But I am not sure what is the significance of these nine deity forms and why Goddess decided to take ...