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Celebrate The Festival Of Dussehra With Great Pomp And Splendor

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Celebrate The Festival Of Dussehra With Great Pomp And Splendor

Dussehra is one such Hindu festival, celebrated with great fervor and grandeur all over the country. The festival marks the victory of the good over the forces of the evil. But that is not all. The inherent connotation of the festival indicates the triumph of the positive forces over the negative forces as well as the prevailing of good senses over the evil ones.

The nomenclature for this unique festivity derives reference from the Sanskrit term Dasha-hara, which signifies the ten-headed Ravana.

By the lunisolar calendars of the Hindus, Dussehra is celebrated in the Hindu month of Aswin, on the tenth day.

Moreover, the celebration of this festivity marks the end of a nine-day long war with the victory of the good over evil.

Presence of two legends
According to the celebratory significance of the festival, is has two legends of reference.

The first one refers to the triumph of Lord Rama over the evil inclinations of Dashanan Ravana, who was responsible for the abduction of Lord Rama’s wife, Sita.

To rescue Sita from the perils created by Ravana, a fierce nine-day long battle occurred between the forces of Rama and Ravana.

It is believed that Lord Rama was successful in defeating Ravana on the tenth day. Therefore, the tenth day marks the celebration of Dussehra. Well, to follow the other legend, Dussehra is also popular as Vijaya dashami.

It is the final day for ten long days and nine fierce nights of the battle between Goddess Durga and the king of the demons, Mahisasura.

Importance of Vijay Dashami
Celebrations of Dussehra, also known as the arrival of Vijaya Dashami bears the legend of an incandescent energy, instrumental in the killing of Mahisasura.

Torn by the tyrannical reign of Mahisasura, the Devas decided to amalgamate their entire powers and strength into a single force.

This single unit of force gave rise to the undivided form of Shakti, represented by a goddess possessing ten hands. With the lion as her rider, goddess Durga set out on her aim of killing Mahisasura.

This particular saga essays the power and fortitude of positive forces over that of negative forces. Moreover, Vijaya Dashami is also regarded as the final day of Durga Mata’s home coming, as believed in the state of West Bengal.

Liberation of one’s soul
As one of the most significant processes of observing Dussehra at home the performance of a Shanti Yagna as a manifestation of the Aditya Homa is necessary.

Moreover, it is also good to recite the Sundara Kanda from Srimad Ramayana, for consecutive five days.

Diligent observance of these rituals liberates one’s inner self and the household from the ten vices, signified by the ten heads of Ravana.

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Goddess Durga: The Most Powerful Woman

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Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga: The Most Powerful Woman

India, a beautiful land of rich culture has given birth to many influential women throughout history.

We bask in the glory of having seen many powerful women in the fields of politics, law and order, business, sports, arts and literature, medicine and astronomy to name a few.

Now, let us refer to the world history that is millions of centuries old. Once, the most powerful woman was created to protect the universe and she was worshiped even by the Great Trinity (Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.)

She is empowered with the creative potency of Lord Brahma, the preserving potency of Lord Vishnu and the destructive potency of Lord Shiva and is thus, called as Brahmani, Vaishnavi and Rudrani respectively.

She is also the combined form of the powers of goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. She successfully accomplished the task of protecting the universe from the cruelties of the demon Mahishasura and was named as Mahishasura Mardini.

We worship her as goddess Durga, the invincible one. Durga stands for “Durgatinashini”, the one who eliminates suffering. She is the divine mother who protects the three worlds from evil, misery and ignorance, and guides in the path of victory, truth and righteousness.

Mantra to please Goddess Durga:

“Om Sri Durgaya Namah”

Significance of the mantra:
This is a powerful mantra of goddess Durga and the chanting of this mantra relieves one of all the physical, mental and economic problems.

Durga Gayatri mantra:
The following is the Durga Gayatri mantra suitable for recitation by the people who are initiated by a guru into chanting of the Gayatri mantra:

“Om Kathyayanaya Vidhmahe Kanya Kumari Cha Dheemahe Thanno Durgaya Prachodayath”

Translation:
“Let me meditate on the goddess who is the daughter of Kathyayana. May the maiden goddess give me higher intellect. And let Goddess Durga illuminate my mind.”

It is important to note that any mantra recitation generates immense energy and the same needs to be returned to the universe in the form of tarpan or in the form of blessings to the near and dear.

The reciter can give away the energy to the universe through tarpan by reciting “tatsa brahmarpana mastu” at the end of the mantra recitation.

One can also distribute the energy through rays by blessing the near and dear. Whenever the energy tarpan is performed to the universe, one receives blessings from the universe.

Appropriate way to worship Goddess Durga:
It is easy to worship goddess Durga at home in the form of a framed picture rather than in a deity form. Offer lamp, red cloth, incense, red flowers, fruits, camphor and any sweet to please goddess Durga.

Friday is considered to be the most favorable day for the worship of goddess Durga.

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