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Chaitra Navratri 2021: Nine days of Navratra are considered very sacred days in Hinduism. It is believed that for these nine days, Mother Bhagwati roams the earth. In order to honor them divinely and to remove their distress, the devotees do their formal rituals for the entire 9 days. It is believed that Adi Shakti fulfills the wishes of her devotees by being happy with the worship and worship of the devotees. But there are 9 beliefs associated with this Navratri, which everyone has the desire to know. We will talk about the same beliefs here.
* How did Mother Durga emerge?
There are many legends about the emergence of Maa Durga. According to the Goddess Purana, once a demon named Mahishasura, having incredible power, tortured the gods and drove them out of heaven. Seeing the position of the gods, Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh) got extremely angry on Mahishasura. It is said that the flame of his anger appeared in the form of a divine and vicious form. Seeing this divine image, the gods bowed before him and worshiped them and pacified them. For the destruction of Mahishasura, Shivji gave him the trident, Shrihari, Sudarshan Chakra, Brahma the Lotus, Devraj Indra, Vajra, Himavant Dev provided Dhanush and Singh. . Mother Durga, armed with these armaments, challenged Mahishasura with a shout. It is said that in this long war, Mother Durga eventually killed Mahishasura.
* Why only nine nights for rituals of worship?
When Adi Shakti Maa Durga started killing the demons of Mahishasura, then Mahishasura started fighting with them. In order to destroy all the powers of Mahishasura, Mother Durga wore nine forms in 9 days. On the ninth day, Mahishasura, fighting as a buffalo, killed and gave sanctuary to the gods. That is why the nine forms of Durga are worshiped in the Nav Ratra. Also read: Chaitra Navratri 2021: Offering the nine flowers of Maa Durga to her beloved flowers gives them special fruits! Know which flower is loved by which goddess?
* How was Adi Shakti named Durga?
Although 108 names of Adi Shakti are told, but the most popular name is Durga. There is a legend in this context. An evil demon, inaccessible, achieved a lot of powers by doing harsh penance and appeasing Brahmaji. After this, he captured all the Vedas and started destroying the sacrificial fire of sages and sages. The sages and monks demanded protection from Maa Bhagwati. Then Bhagwati put an end to the inaccessible. After this, Mother Bhagwati got a name Durga. In the same way, he also ended Mahishasura.
* Why do you chant 108 mantras for Maa Durga in Navratri?
According to mythology, before killing Ravana, Shri Ram had pledged to offer 108 indigo lotus after performing rituals of worship of Mother Durga. On the Kishkindha Parvat, Sri Ram started offering nilkamal one with chants after performing the ritual of Durga, but Ravana disappeared one nilkamal while doing the chanting for the 108th Nil Kamal. Then Shri Ram came to notice that once Sita ji had told his eye as Neelkamal form. Shri Ram wanted to offer his eye, then Durga ji appeared and told that his spiritual practice has been completed. You will kill Ravana on Dashami. It is said that since then, the process of chanting 108 mantras for Mother Durga started.
* Why does Mother Durga plant vermilion?
Goddess Durga is considered to be the goddess of 64 arts. Mother Durga was married to the formless Supreme Brahma, who is known by the names of Sadasiva, Kaal Brahma and the formless Lord. It is also mentioned in the Rudra Samhita. Also Read: Bisu Parba 2021 Wishes & Greetings: Share these WhatsApp DP, Quotes, Messages, Wallpapers with your loved ones on Tulu New Year
* Why does Durga ji have ten arms?
In the Devi Purana, 10 arms of Goddess Bhagwati are mentioned somewhere. Although at some places he has also been called Ashtabhuji. His arms are in ten directions East (Prachi), West (Pratichi), North (Udichi), South (Avachi), North-East (Ishan), South-East (Agniya), South-West (Nairatya) North-West (Vayu) ), Representing the sky (vertically), patala (underground). This means that Mother Durga protects her devotees in every direction.
* Why ride the lion?
According to the Devi Purana, mother Durga Singh rides. Here lion is considered to be an incredible power. It is said that Mother Durga, riding on the lion, ends evil, sin and sorrows.
* Why is Durga called ‘Trimbake’?
Trimbake means three-eyed, that is, Lord Shiva. Goddess Durga is considered half form of Shiva, who is also called Bhagwati. The three eyes of Maa Durga are considered to be the symbol of Agni, Surya and Chandra.
* Why is 9 virgin girl worshiped in Navratri?
Ashtami or Navami of Navratri is worshiped by nine virgin girls and they are blessed with them. These nine girls are seen as the new powers of Durga ji. On this day only those girls, whose menstrual period is not started.