- 1 What are the 9 avatars of Durga?
- 2 What are the 9 days of Navratri 2021?
- 3 Who is the third Devi of Navratri?
- 4 What should we offer goddess Durga during Navratri?
- 5 Who is the husband of Maa Durga?
- 6 Which demon did Durga killed?
- 7 What does each day of Navratri signify?
- 8 Which Mata Navratri is today?
- 9 Which Colour to wear on each day of Navratri?
- 10 Who kills Dhumralochan?
- 11 Who is Chandraghanta Maa?
- 12 What is the story of Chandraghanta?
- 13 What should I offer to MAA Katyayani?
- 14 Which day is for Durga Maa?
- 15 What should I offer to MAA Brahmacharini?
What are the 9 avatars of Durga?
The nine forms of Durga or Parvati are: Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidhatri.
Chaitra Navratri 2021 date, time and significance
|Day and Date||Puja||Colour of the day|
|Navratri Day 8 Tuesday, April 20, 2021||Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja||Pink|
|Navratri Day 9 Wednesday, April 21, 2021||Rama Navami||Sky Blue|
|Navratri Day 10 Thursday, April 22, 2021||Dashami, Navratri Parana||–|
In Hinduism, Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga (Parvati). Her name Chandra-Ghanta, means “one who has a half-moon shaped like a bell.
|Weapon||Trishul, Lotus, Gada, Kamandal, Sword, Bow, Arrow, Japa maala, Abhayamudra, Gyan mudra|
mata Kaalratri is worshipped on the saptami date of Navratri. This form of Maata Durga is a remover of all the evil powers and thus is called by the name of Kalratri. On this day fast is observed whole day and then Jaggery is offered as Bhog to the Mata. This Bhog is also given to Brahman along with Dakshina.
Who is the husband of Maa Durga?
|Festivals||Durga Puja, Durga Ashtami, Navratri, Vijayadashami|
Which demon did Durga killed?
The buffalo demon Mahishasura was quite sure that a woman could never defeat him and promptly proposed marriage. Her cool rejection led to battle and in the end, the goddess effortlessly pierced him with a trident, decapitated him, and sent his army scurrying.
Each day of Navratri is dedicated to different avatars of the Goddess Durga. Moreover, there is a distinct food and colour significance attached to each day of Navratri. Navratri is an auspicious Hindu festival that is celebrated to worship the nine divine form of Goddess Durga.
The Skanda Mata avatar of Devi Durga is worshipped on day five of Navratri. Today is the Panchami Tithi of Chaitra, Shukla Paksha. This year, Chaitra Navratri celebrations began on April 13.
Navratri colours 2020: List of 9 colours and its importance
|1st Day||17th October 2020||Grey|
|2nd Day||18th October 2020||Orange|
|3rd Day||19th October 2020||White|
Who kills Dhumralochan?
Parvati transforms herself as Goddess Durga to kill Dhumralochan.
Who is Chandraghanta Maa?
Maa Chandraghanta is also referred to as the “married” form of Devi Parvati. She is known to protect her devotees from all types of evil spirits and has a half-moon (shaped like a temple bell) sitting on her forehead.
What is the story of Chandraghanta?
This avatar of Goddess Durga is known and worshipped as Ma Chandraghanta (Mother Chandraghanta ). In the previous incarnation as the wife of Lord Shiva, Devi Sati self-immolates herself in the sacrificial fire meant for a grand yagna. In her next incarnation, Ma Adi Shakti (Supreme Power) takes birth as Parvati.
What should I offer to MAA Katyayani?
Bhog to Devi Katyayani Devotees offer Honey to the Goddess along with sandalwood pulp, fruits, betel nuts, fragrant garlands, and incense to seek her blessings.
Which day is for Durga Maa?
Devotees on this festival also observe fasts for the nine days and also pray to the nine different forms of Maa Durga collectively known as Nav Durga. Each day of Navaratri is dedicated to one form of Goddess Durga. Maa Shailputri is worshipped on the first day of Navaratri.
What should I offer to MAA Brahmacharini?
Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped on Dwitiya tithi by offering flowers, akshat, Roli, and sandalwood. Devotees pour milk, curd and honey and offer bhog as a part of the pooja vidhi. After this, paan, betel nut and cloves are also offered. Her favourite flower is jasmine and hence offered during the Puja.