lemonbombs (lem0nb0mbs) wrote,
lemonbombs
lem0nb0mbs

The Navratri

"The Navratri is celebrated twice a year to mark the beginning of summer and the beginning of winter. In Hindu beliefs, these times of the year are very symbolic for worship because the changes in the season are divine providence....”

The Navratri is a symbolic period marking the shift in balance between summer and winter, as well as the changes in ourselves and nature. The Navrarti is observed with prayers, dancing, puja, pageantry, and fasting. Durga, thought to be mother of the universe, is commemorated, acknowledging the divine energy flowing through us all, driving changes within us, as well as everything in creation.

The Navratri 2016 begins Saturday, October 1, and ends Sunday, October 9.
Tags: autumn, balance, festival, hindu, holiday, navrati
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments