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Legends behind the celebration of Navratri


Category: Religious | Posted :Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Legends behind the celebration of Navratri

Once there was a demon named Mahishasura He was a demon who had the power to transform into a buffalo at will. He was blessed by Brahma that no man could kill him. He wanted to take over the heaven and conquer the universe. Durga failed him in his attempt by fighting and killing him. According to some legends, he is believed to be a great devotee of Durga, who played her enemy on her request as she wanted to teach the value of heaven to various Godsand he got the boon from Lord BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
indicating that no man would be able to kill him. He began empowering Gods and finally he overturned the throne of God Indra. At that time, all Gods went to the Hindu trinity Gods: Lord Brahma, Lord VishnuVishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
, and Lord ShivaShivaShiva
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for seeking their help.

All the three Lords along with other Gods united their powers to create Goddess Shakti. She and demon Mahishasura fought for nine days, and on the tenth day, Goddess Durga killed him by slaying his head  to conclude the war. These nine days are celebrated as Navratri.

According to another legend, Goddess Uma, consort of Lord Shiva and daughter of King DakshaDakshaDaksha
Brahma, the creator of the universe, created Daksha from his right thumb...
of Himalayas once came to know the fact that her father had organized Yagna at his palace and intentionally not invited her. Lord Shiva suggested his wife Uma that she should not visit her parental home as an uninvited guest, but all his efforts went in vain. She had great bonding with her parents that made Goddess Uma ignore her husband's wishes.

Finally, when she visited her parental home to be a part of Yagna, she was insulted by her father. He used obscene words for Lord Shiva. Uma got raged by that, she jumped into the fire of Yagna, from where she gained prominence as ‘Sati’. In her next birth, she again got herself married to Lord Shiva and concluded the conflict of her past life by making peace with her parents. It is believed that during the nine-day period of Navratri, she visits her parents.

According to Hindu epic Ramayana, Navratri relates to the Lord Rama. The legend  goes that Lord RamaRamaRama
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worshipped Goddess Durga for nine days, to seek her blessings to provide him with strength and power to slaughter Ravana. He wanted to release his consort SitaSitaSita
Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known...
from the shackles of a powerful demon king Ravana, who had abducted her by disguised himself as a sage.

The  nine nights when Rama prayed Durga known as Navratri and the tenth day, on which Rama killed Ravana is known as Vijayadashmi or Dusshera, signifying Rama's  victory over Ravana.

 

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