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Why do the priests keep a Shikha or Choti on the head?

Whenever we go to a temple, we find Brahmin priests with a tuft of hair tied up neatly at the back of their head, originating from the top of the head. They keep it very nicely and always knotted. This tuft of hair is called shikha.

This shikha, as per Vedic scriptures, is a symbol of Brahminical qualities and culture which has been imparted to a person undergoing a strict training under the guidance of a bonafide spiritual master who is well qualified in all Vedic scriptures and well placed in the science thorough realisation of the absolute truth.

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  • Shikha, as per the Vedic shastras originates from the brahmrandhra or the topmost point of the head near the occipital lobe of the cerebrum. This point is the centre of all neural activities and is considered to be the energy bearing point of all the bodily functions.
  • Tightening the hair knot right above the suture induces marvelous psychological benefits. It helps in harmonious blood circulation in the brain in normal conditions and augments alertness.
  • As described in the yoga-scriptures, it also lends support in increasing mental concentration and meditation. In terms of its sublime spiritual effects, the shikha works like an antenna in the outer domain of the sahasrara chakra (topmost extrasensory centre) to link the individual consciousness with the cosmic consciousness.
  • As per the Vedic injunctions, the shikha helps the supreme personality of godhead to pull us from the material world to the spiritual world.

Significance of Day 7 of Navratri: Goddess Kalratri

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The last three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati who is the store house of wisdom. She is the supreme source of knowledge, worshipped by her children to receive the knowledge of Truth (Supreme knowledge: Brahmagyan).

These nine days is a journey to discover our true conscious and realize the divine path of success. It offershubhpuja.coms an opportunity to get acquainted with Lord Almighty through the path of seva, satsang, meditation and Guru’s blessings.

Devi Kaalratri is the ferocious and violent form of Ma Durga, worshipped on seventh day of navaratri festival. She is the powerful form of avatar whose sole mission was to demolish the existence of demon Raktabeej. She killed him by collecting his blood in a vessel and licking it so that it doesn’t fall on the ground and produce further demons. She is a symbol of ‘naari shakti’, consisting of 4 hands, 3 eyes riding on a donkey. Devi Kalraatri puja bestows you with the strength to overcome evil effects and remove the fear of natural elements.

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Significance of Day 1 of Navratri: Goddess Shailputri

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shubhpuja.comTo cherish the glories of reverent Goddess Durga and her different forms on each day, the nine days are dedicated to her nine avatars. The first three days, Goddess Durga is worshipped to praise her divine energy which terminates the existence of evil energies in the form of demon. Her ferocious and raging form personifies the energy of mother that erupts actively when positive and righteous powers are at stake.

These nine days is a journey to discover our true conscious and realize the divine path of success. It offers an opportunity to get acquainted with Lord Almighty through the path of seva, satsang, meditation and Guru’s blessings.

The first day of navratri is dedicated to goddess Shailputri, daughter of Parvatraj Himalaya (King of Mountains). She is beautifully adorned with half-moon on her head, holding trident and lotus in her hands, riding over her bull (nandi). Goddess Shailputri puja is a divine way to worship Goddess Parvati, who is an epitome of love and state of awareness (from Sati to Parvati). Worshipping her on the first day signifies the beginning state of spirituality, keeping the mooladhar in mind as Shailputri is the mooladahar Shakti of discovering oneself.

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The Rejuvenating Process during Navratri

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The monotonous tiring journey gets a halt, or the time to rejuvenate our body, mind and soul during the festive season. Festivals are a source to revive the feeling of togetherness and spread the aura of love and humanity around. It brings back the essence of realizing our true self and gaining immense energy from the vast Universe.

Navaratri are the nine days of joy, enthusiasm, fun and celebration to cherish the victory of good over evil. Literally ‘Nav’ refers to nine and ‘Ratri’ is night, so Navratri is the nine nights and ten days period to receive the powerful grace of Ma Durga. Navratri is celebrated twice a year in the month of Ashwin and Chaitra as per Hindu calendar, which are the season of revival in the nature. At this time our mother nature goes through the changes in nature from one season to another and inspires us to adapt to the similar qualities like them. Animals and birds hibernate, fresh flowers and leaves arrive, the entire nature is recycled in their own way to offer comfortable living to the beings. Mother Nature is the source of our rejuvenation process, similar to our birth mother who takes care of us and loves us selflessly. The festival highlights the importance of mother in our existence, therefore Goddess Durga is worshipped in varied forms to adore and praise her glories.

Goddess durga is the divya-shakti, which can be a bounty of love and care as well as the source of destruction too. She symbolises the power of divine mother as even the Gods pay homage to her strength. Adoring Ma durga during nine days by keeping fasts and worshipping her is the perfect way to realize our upmost goal and motive of existence, which gets blur in the magical world of materialism. The ten days celebration is the triumph of positive over negative by ending the existence of demons. Actually the demon refers to the increase in negative feelings within us that transforms us into ‘asur’.

So the ten malefic traits that mark the increase in devilish nature are as follows:

  • Kaam (Lost)
  • Krodh (Anger)
  • Lobh (Greed)
  • Moh (Attachment)
  • Ahankar (Ego)
  • Darr (Fear)
  • Irsha (Jealousy)
  • Jadta (Inertia)
  • Nafrat (Hate)
  • Paschataap (Guilty)

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These qualities are won over by the individual in the ten days revival process and finally cherished by them to celebrate the victory of goodness. The tenth day is Vijaya Dasami or widely known as Dusshera, celebrated around India to express the feeling of happiness after attaining the positive strength and getting rid of ill powers.

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Contributed By: Meenakshi Ahuja