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Navaratri Dolls

The display of dolls during Navaratri is a major event in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and for some communities in Karnataka and Kerala. This display of dolls is known as Navratri Kolu or Golu. In Andhra Pradesh, it is known as Bommalu Koluvu. The dolls symbolically represent the army or assembly (durbar) of Goddess Durga. It is also believed that the assembly is held just before the famous battle between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, which ultimately ends in the victory of good over evil. In 2014, the display of Navaratri Dolls begins on September 25 and ends on October 3.
Navaratri Kolu dolls are a proud possession for many families and to find 50 or 100-year-old Navratri dolls is not rarity in a traditional Hindu family in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The most important Navaratri dolls are the Marapachi figures – a pair of male and female.
Majority of the dolls displayed are of Hindu gods and goddesses. Also on display are figures of prominent personalities, historical characters…

Kumbha Rashi Navratri Mantra

Chanting of the Kumbha Rashi Navratri Mantra helps, Kumbh Rashi born person to attain wealth, prosperity, property, job and desire fulfillments. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place and chant the mantra.

The mantra is ऊॅंप्रभानमः

The mantra should be chanted 21 times.

Chanting of the mantra also helps in overcoming your enemies.

Related article on Navratri
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Quotes on India from Swami Vivekananda

One vision I see as life before me, that the ancient Mother India has awakened once more sitting on her throne rejuvenated more glorious than ever.If India wants to raise herself once more, it is absolutely necessary that she brings out her treasures and throw them broadcast among the nations of the earth and in return be ready to receive what others have to give her.So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor, who having educated at their expense pays not the least heed to them… Kindle their knowledge with the help of modern science. Teach them history, geography, science, literature and along with these the profound truths of religion.Swami Vivekananda