Navratri is one of the blessed festivals of Hindu religion. It is a nine night festival, during which we devotion goddess of Shakti. The Navratra puja has observed twice a year as once in the month of Chaitra and then in Aswayuja also called Aashwin.
It ends for nine days in respect of the nine symptoms of Durga. During this festival devotees observe a fast and Brahmins has fed and prayers have also offered for the protection of health and property. To observe this festival, a number of pujas are performed all through the nine days. Evenings offer grow to the spiritual dances in order to worship Goddess Durga Maa.
Navratri Puja Vidhi
The nights of Navratri has dedicated to the reverence of goddess Durga, who has worshiped in many forms. On these days, prayers are presents as she has believed the manifestation of the absolute energy that pervades the universe. There are many Navratri puja vidhi. On the first day, a small bed of mud has prepared in the puja room of the house and barley seeds are sown over it. The Kalash has kept on this bed and filled with water.
Rice has also kept above in filled bowl and dry coconut raped with mango leaves has then kept over the kalash. It has believed to be a symbolic form of goddess Durga. On the tenth day of Navratri puja, the shoots are grown about 3 to 5 inches in length. After the ending of puja, the seedlings are drawn out and given to all devotees as blessing from god. The kalash must not be touched during the nine days of puja. One diya has lit close to this kalash which has supposed to burn endlessly for nine days and this is called Akhand Jyoti. The people considered that the length of shoots determine as the quantum of income that they will have in coming six months.