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Special Mantras for Navratri

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shubhpuja.comThe nine auspicious days of navratri are a tribute to Goddess Durga, which provides a devotee the opportunity to express his faith and love for Her. These days are a journey of seeking forgiveness from the Shakti and receiving Her strength to further cross the hurdles. These nine days of navratri can be completely blissful by chanting the following mantras.

 

||Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha||

Salutations again and again to the Devi, who dwells in all living beings as the power of Lord Vishnu

 

||Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Buddhi Roopena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha||

Oh Devi who resides everywhere in all the living beings in form of intelligence and beauty I salute to you. Take my salutations again and again

 

||Jagdamb Vichitramatra Kim Paripoorna Karunaasti Chenmayi

Aparadha Parampara Param Na Hi Mata Samupekshate Sutam||

Oh mother of the world, you are the one who looks after her children. Your love and kindness towards me is no surprise O mother Goddess. Being a mother you forget all our sins and correct us without abandoning your children

 

||Sarvasvaroopey Sarvashey Sarvashakti Samanvietey

Bhayebhyah Traahi Na Durge Devi Namostutey||

Oh Goddess Durga, please protect us from all kinds of fear. Oh omnipotent Durga I pray to you

 

||Om Sharanaagata Deenaartha paritraana paraayaney

Sarwa syarthi harey devi Naraayani Namostutey||

 

You who are perpetually endeavouring to protect the weak and the poor and remove their misery. Oh Narayani, I pray to you

 

 

 

 

10 Facts Revealing the Eternal Love of Siblings

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shubhpuja.comRelationships are a precious gift that makes you feel special and loved in this world. The feeling of ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ is realized when the bonds of selfless love are nurtured and provides a reason to survive in this world. To cherish the connecting bond with our soul and the supreme Universe, become a part of the Indian traditional festivals. Here are few highlighting facts about Bhai-dooj.

  1. Bhai Dooj is referred by various names depending upon the states. Like Bhai Phota in Bengal, Bhai Tika in Nepal, Ningol Chakuba in Manipur, Yama Dwiteya in Orissa and Bhau beej in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa.
  2. Bhai means ‘brother’ and Dooj means ‘second day after new moon’; so it is celebrated two days after Deepawali during the Shukla Paksh of Kartik month.
  3. The pious festival involves the applying of vermillion on brother’s forehead by revering the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters.
  4. To cherish the eternal knot between siblings, they exchange gifts and feasts are organized among family members.
  5. On this day, Lord Yama visited Yami and she greeted her by applying a vermillion mark on his forehead and praying for his longevity and well-being.
  6. Subhadra welcomed Lord Krishna by applying tilak on his forehead, when he reached home after defeating devil Naraksura.
  7. King Nandivardhan (brother of Lord Mahavira) was soothed by his sister Sudarshana, when Lord Mahavira attained nirvana.
  8. This day is the cultural representation of Indian culture where men and women clad in the best ethnic and elegant attires.
  9. Fasts is observed by the sisters till they apply tilak on their brother’s forehead and later they enjoy the lavish treat together.
  10. The post Diwali celebration of the five day festival is completed on a happy note and glorifies the eternal love of siblings and families.

Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja