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What Gifts Are Given to Young Girls During Navratri?

Giving presents to young girls during Navratri is considered highly meritorious. Inviting young girls to home and feeding them and giving gifts are known as Kanya Puja. Some people give gifts on all nine days of Navratri. Here are gifts that can be given to young girls during Navratri. First day – Flowers. Makeup items.Second day – Red and yellow color fruits. Another offering is coconut.Third day – Kheer, Halwa and rice mixed with kesar.Fourth day – Colorful dress.Fifth day – Five different types of makeup like bindi, bangle, mehandi, clip for hair, kajal etc should be offered.Sixth day – ToysSeventh day – Study materials.Eighth day – makeup items or study materials or toys. The feet of the young girl should be worshipped with uncooked rice, flowers and kumkum. The girl should be given a good meal. She should also be given a token amount of money.Ninth day – Study materials. The feet of the young girl should be worshipped with uncooked rice, flowers and kumkum. The girl should be giv…

Akhand Jyoti during Navratri – Keeping Lamp Lit for Nine Days during Navratri

Akhand Jyoti during Navratri is the lamp, which is kept lit for nine days during Navratri by many families. Here are some important information and significance of the Akhand Jyoti. There are many rules, dos, and don’ts while keeping the lamp lit for nine days.

The Lamp Dedicated to Durga and her Nine Forms Akhand Jyoti is dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga and here nine forms worshipped during the nine days of Navratri.

Why is Akhand Jyoti Kept During Navratri It is kept to seek blessing and pardon for sins committed. It is widely believed that houses in which Akhand Jyoti is lit will be blessed with peace, prosperity and good health. Some devotees keep it for getting job, early marriage and for desire fulfillment.

Rules - Dos - Don'ts and How to Keep Akhand Jyoti during Navratri 
A devotee should take a vow to keep the lamp lit for nine days before Mother Goddess and then the person should make sure that the lamp burns continuously for the entire Navratri period.Ghee should be used…

Navratri Vahana in Which Mother Goddess Arrives

In Hindu astrology, the yearly prediction based on Navratri depends on the Vahana in which Mother Goddess Arrives for the nine-day festival. Each day of a week has a particular vehicle. Depending on the vehicle, astrologers predict how good the next year will be.

For example if it is horse, then it is auspicious for common person as it is a symbol of speed and intelligence. However, it also indicates war.

If the Navratri starts on:
Monday – Mother Goddess Arrives on ElephantTuesday – HorseWednesday – BoatThursday – Doli or palanquinFriday – Doli or palanquinSaturday – HorseSunday – Elephant Related Navratri Colors during nine days Bhog or Food during Navratri

Second Day Navratri Food Offering – Bhog or Prasad on the Second Day of Navratri Festival

Food offering, known as bhog, prasad, or naivedya, is an essential part of Navratri vrat and festival. The second day Navratri bhog is offered to Goddess Brahmacharini. The food that is offered on day two of Navratri should be prepared using jaggery (गुड़ ), rock sugar (mishri), sugar or panchamrut.

If the food is prepared using jaggery, then person will be blessed with long life by Maa Brahmacharini.

Jaggery mixed with wheat or any food containing jaggery or the above said sugar items are considered good.

Related Navratri Day 2 Mantra Second day of Navratri Dedicated to Ma Brahmacharini

A cleansing process is essential before embarking on a spiritual journey

Who can teach me spirituality? Who can take me to god? The answer is no one. You alone can make you spiritual. You alone can reach god and know god. Gurus, books, guides etc are just signposts. They just give you direction. You need to do the walking. Finally, you need to experience it.

A cleansing process is essential before embarking on a spiritual journey. The cleansing process involves keeping the mind and senses in control. You cannot correct the past mistakes but you can stop from repeating the mistakes.

Ignorant and evil-minded people are all around. But they should not scare you away from seeing progress and hope. Such people are just difficulties and obstacles that we need to overcome. Wisdom, common sense and street smartness should be used to overcome such people.
You are not defenseless. It is that you have been made in such a way by parents, education and society. Fight for Dharma. Dying for what you hold true is better than living a subservient life.

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Hindu Calendar Today – September 20, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, September 20, 2017 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 10:22 AM on September 20.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:58 AM on September 21.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 20, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra on 11:35 PM on September 20. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatram on the entire day on Sept 21 and till 12:08 AM on September 22.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram till 11:03 PM on September 20. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatram till 11:34 PM on September 21.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 5:32 AM on September 21.
In western parts of India (Maha…