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Navratri Fasting Scientific Reason – The Science behind Navratri Fast

Today, majority of us are not aware about scientific reason behind Navratri fast. Navratri fasting is observed in that time of the year when there is a change in season. The body also undergoes numerous changes after the long rainy season. Sudden change in climate causes numerous diseases and the immunity is comparatively low. It is believed that the Agni in the stomach (digestion process) is dormant during this time of the year. Therefore digestion process is slow. The 9-day Navratri fast helps in removing all kinds of impurities from the body. It helps in detoxifying. The important organs involved in digestion and cleansing gets much needed rest. So simple and easy to digest food is taken during the period. Non-vegetarian food is avoided as it takes long time to digest. Including seasonal fruits and traditional food items helps in developing better immunity. Stop following all kinds of advises given by advertisements, modern day nutritionists, television channels

How to perform Saraswati Puja at home? - Saraswati Puja Procedure

Saraswati Puja is an important part of the Navratri festival, especially in South India . Saraswati Puja is observed at different times in different parts of India especially during Basant Panchami . The last three days of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Saraswati Puja is also observed in Gujarat during the same period but in a different manner. Below is a step by step guide to how Saraswati Puja is observed in South India . The last day of Navratri, which is also the Mahanavami day, is observed as Ayudha Puja and Saraswati Puja. Books and tools are placed in the puja room or in front of the idol or painting of Goddess Saraswati on the previous day evening, which is the Durga Ashtami day. The books and tools are not touched on the Mahanavami day and they are removed from the pooja on the Vijayadashami day. Requirements of Saraswati Puja Image or idol of Goddess Saraswati A white cloth (vastram)

Goddess Kali Information – Known and Unknown Facts About Kali Mata

Goddess Kali symbolically represents the fierce manifestation that Mother Earth can unleash when Adharma spreads on earth. It is impossible to describe or define Kali Mata. In general belief and popular stories, Goddess Kali is the most terrible and malignant form of Goddess Shakti or Durga or Goddess Parvati. Information about Goddess Kali is mainly found in the Puranas and Devi Mahatmya. To better understand Goddess Mahakali today, just multiply ‘n’ times the floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes human beings have seen. She is the one who nourishes all living beings. She is also one with the power to wipe out the entire universe.  We prostrate before her Who is at once gentle and most terrible; We salute her again and again Salutation to her who is the support of the world Salutations again and again To the Devi who abides in all beings in the form of consciousness; To the Devi who

Bombe Habba during Navratri – Gombe Habba Pooja in Karnataka

The nine-day Navratri festival in Karnataka is famous for the Bombe Habba or Gombe Pooja – it is the display of traditional dolls and miniatures of characters in Hindu Scriptures. The dolls display also includes miniatures of gurus and saints. Other highlights are agriculture and industrial related dolls, flora and fauna and other traditional aspects of the particular regions. Bombe Habba is enthusiastically followed by many families. On the first day of Navratri, Kalash is installed and arrangements of dolls are made on a stepped platform. There are also devotees who arrange dolls as per a particular theme. The most important dolls are the Pattada Gombe – the main dolls. The Pattade Gombe (Raja Rani dolls) is usually handed over for generations. It is a pride of the family. The steps are in odd numbers with the pride of place given to the Pattada Gombe (the main dolls). This couple, mostly a family heirloom, is made of wood. The top rows of the display are occupied by