The Nava Durga, if you properly notice are forms of Parvati. As Wikipedia mentions:
The nine manifested forms of Goddess Durga (Gauri) or (Parvati) are: Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayini, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidhatri.
The Dash Mahavidyas are mentioned as forms of Sati (Parvati's previous incarnation) or ...
|| durgaa ashTottara shata naamaavalee ||
om shriyai nama:
om umaayai nama:
om bhaaratyai nama:
om bhadraayai nama:
om sharvaaNyai nama:
om vijayaayai nama:
om jayaayai nama:
om vaaNyai nama:
om sarvagataayai nama:
om gauryai nama: |10|
om vaaraahyai nama:
om kamalapriyaayai nama:
om sarasvatyai nama:
It should be like that. Because if a bad deed is done in an auspicious time (like say in Devi Paksha) or in a holy place (like say in a Tirtha like Kasi) then the result (of that sin) is said to be magnified to a great extent.
Here is a passage from the Devi Bhagavatam Book 4, Chapter 8 which proves my point for "holy places". For the "holy times" the ...
There are generally below factors to celebrate any Hindu festival:
Calendar category (Lunar, Solar)
Calendar subcategory (Purnimanta, Amanta)
Hindu month (e.g. Ashwin, Bhadrapada etc.)
Paksha (e.g. Shukla, Krishna)
Tithi (e.g. Dashami, Ashtami etc.)
Nakshatra (e.g. Shravana, Rohini etc.)
Kaal (e.g. Vijaya, Nishita etc.)
As per Lunar Purnimanta calendar, ...
Navaratri basically represents a celebration of the Goddess Durga,
with nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights Navratri is “Nine
The commencement of spring and autumn are considered to be an
important junction of atmospheric and solar influences, and this is
the reason why these two periods are taken as sacred prospects for ...
Here is a partial answer based on the Devi Bhagavata Purana,BOOK 3 Chapter 26.
Maharshi Vyasa explains the significance of performing the Asvin and Chaitra Navaratris to King Janamejaya :
Janamejaya said :– “O Best of the Brâhmins! What are men to do in the time of Navarâtra? Especially in the Navarâtra ceremony during the
autumnal season how is the ...
There are Nithya Karmas and Naimittika Karmas. The Navaratri celebration falls under Naimittika Tithi or Karma. Whoever deity is your Kula Devata or Ishta Devata for them Nitya Puja is to be done even in Navaratri days also. Along with it, Devi worship is also done.
Devi Bhagavatam says in its Third Skandham Chapter 26 as
नवरात्रे तु संप्रा...
As far as i know,there are no specific Slokas as such.
Any Slokas ,Stotras can be used to seek Goddesses' blessings.
Few such simple Slokas are the following;
Durga--namaste sharaNye shive saanukampe | namaste jagad vyaapike vishva roope || namaste jagad vandye paadaaravinde | namaste jagat
taariNe traahi durge ||
Lakshmi--vanday lakshmeem ...
There are two traditions, one is called Amāvasyāṃta (अमावस्यांत) and second is Pūrṇimāṃta (पूर्णिमांत). Amāvasyāṃta stands for month ends on Amāvasyā (i.e at no moon) whereas Pūrṇimāṃta stands for month ends on Pūrṇimā (i.e at full moon).
Amāvasyāṃta is followed in some states e.g Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu etc. and Pūrṇimāṃta is followed in some ...
Ashtami or the eighth day of Navratri marks the end of fasting for several devotees. They offer prayers to Mahagauri and perform the Kanchika Pujan, where young girls who are considered a manifestation of the Devi herself are worshipped. The Kanchikaas are served various delicacies such as puris (deep fried Indian bread), halwa (sweet dish made of suji) and ...
Every south Indian girl is entitled to her precious pair of Marapachi
Bommais at the time of her marriage. Tradition dictates that the
bommais are brought out in display, every year, at the time of Navarathiri. The bride's parents present the bommais (dolls) to the bride and initiate the
yearly tradition of Navarathiri Gollu in her new home with her husband. ...
Significance of Navaratri
Navaratri represents a celebration of the Goddess Amba(the Power). In gujarat(India) we do Aarti of Mother Amba all 9 days and play Garaba.
Navaratri or Navadurga Parva happens to be the most auspicious and unique period of devotional sadhanas and worship of Shakti (the sublime, ultimate, absolute creative energy) of the ...