Navaratri & Nava Durga (5-13 Oct 2013): The Nine Forms of The Mother Goddess
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Navaratri: The 9 Divine Nights
Hindus mark the advent of winter with Navaratri (5th – 13th October 2013) which includes nights/days of fast and prayer to Durga, the Mother Goddess… [more]
10 Days with the Mother Goddess!
The festive season for Hindus begins with the fast of “Navaratri”, and ends with the festivities of “Dusshera” and “Vijayadashami.” Read about the different ways it is celebrated… [more]
Nava Durga: The Nine Appellations – The 9 Forms of The Mother Goddess
Nava – that also means ‘new’ – denotes ‘nine’ the number to which sages attach special significance. Hence, we have Nava-ratri (9 nights), Nava-patrika (9 leaves / herbs / plants), Nava-graha (9 planets), and Nava-Durga (9 appelletions).
Here’re the 9 manifestations of Goddess Durga. Each goddess has a different form and a special significance. Nava Durga, if worshipped with religious fervor, it is believed, lift the divine spirit in us and fill us with renewed happiness.
Some related articles…
- 10 Days with the Mother Goddess: Navaratri, Durga Puja & Dusshera
- Navaratri: Nine Divine Nights
- Mahalaya: Invoking the Mother Goddess
- Top 10 Hindu Deities
- Divine Feminine
(Source: 09/30/2008 – Subhamoy Das | since 1999 Hinduism Guide @ About.com (Blog & Forum))
Goddess Gallery: Durga – Contemporary Paintings of Goddess Durga
A selection of contemporary the Mother Goddess Durga paintings by courtesy of Exotic India Art Gallery, New Delhi.
For bigger images please visit the About.com website.