PM Modi greets the nation on the occasion of Navratri

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Thursday, September, 21 2017 - 14:23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Navratri. 

"...Navratri greetings to everyone," Modi said in a tweet. 

In another tweet, he gave the link of a video of prayers of Goddess Shailputri. "On the first day of Navratri, we pray to Maa Shailputri. Here is a Stuti devoted to her...," he wrote. 

The nine-day-long festival dedicated to goddess Durga is considered to be the most auspicious time of the year.

Navrati is celebrated in almost all parts of India.

Each day, the nine forms of the goddess Durga are worshipped.

On the first day, Shailputri also know as Parvati is worshipped as the first manifestation of the great Goddess Durga. Seated astride a bull and depicted against the mountains, the goddess is saturated with gentleness and blessings. A dutiful daughter, the perfect wife, she is also the symbol of the fullfiment of desires. Goddess Shailputri has manifestation of green light with her which helps to reduce anger in human beings.

Navratri  is the time when the goddess takes a stock of her devotees and removes sins and ensures trouble free life.

For many, it is the time to explore spirituality and traditions.

Observing fast is a common phenomenon in this duration.

Navrati is also considered to be an auspicious time to buy anything new or start a new venture.

The festival will conclude on September 30 with the Dussehra celebrations.


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