NAVARATHRI : CELEBRATING THE VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVILSharadha Navaratri or Navarathri as it is commonly called, spans nine nights (and ten days) and is celebrated every year in Autumn. It is observed for different reasons and is celebrated in a variety of ways all over India.What does Navarathri Commemorate?The main theme of Navarathri across India is celebrating the Victory of Good Over Evil. In the eastern and north-eastern states of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navaratri, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the demon Mahishasura. In the Northern States, Navarathri marks the anniversary of Lord Rama vanquishing the evil demon Ravana. In the southern states, Navarathri celebrates the glorious feminine forms of divinity as Durga, Laksh..
CELEBRATING THE GOD OF BEGINNINGS! VINAYAKA CHATHURTHI & RITUALS. Ganesh Chathurthi popularly known as Vinayakar Chathurthi in the South is one of the main festivals in India. People come together irrespective of any differences to celebrate this festival in a pompous way and with devotional fervour! A prelude of Vinayaka: Lord Ganesha or Vinayakar was created by Goddess Parvati to guard her door while she was bathing. When Lord Shiva tried to enter, Ganesha not knowing who he was, got into combat and lost to Lord Shiva. Seeing Parvati heartbroken and infuriated, Lord Shiva brought the boy back to life by attaching an elephant’s head – and thus came to be known as Vinayaka. He is also called by 108 names including Vigneshawara, Vighnakartaa, Pillayar, Mo..