Navratri or the nine days is devoted to the worship of different Goddesses. The significance of Navratri is much more than just worshipping the nine deities of Maa Parvati, Maa Lakshmi, and Maa Saraswati.
According to Astronomy and Vedic Astrology, the Earth undergoes two significant Sun operations during a whole year – one, when the Sun moves south of the Equator, and second, is when the sun moves northward. Where the first sun movement signifies the onset of winter, the second is significant to the coming of the summers.
The first union of both seasons comes in Chaitra Masa Shukla Paksha Prathama to Navami (March-end till mid-April) and the second union is in Asvin Masa Shukla Paksha to Navami (in October).
The time when the two seasons meet or combine, our bodies get prone to diseases being less resistant – physically and mentally.
Chaitra Navratri is observed every year after the festival of Holi. Holi marks the first day of the Hindu calendar, also being referred to as the Hindu New Year. We offer to pray to different goddesses during all nine days of the Navratri, to protect us from falling victim to the possible ill effects indicated in our horoscope.
The first 3 days are devoted to Goddesses Parvati, the next 3 days to Goddesses Lakshmi, and the last 3 days to Goddess Sarawati. This year in 2021, Chaitra Navratri commences on April 13 and concludes on April 22. On the last day of Navratri, the birthday of Lord Rama is celebrated to symbolize the victory of good over evil.
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