Good evening!after many days i went to Shree Ayyappa Temple yesterday.i felt so nice after having the darshan of Lord Ayyappa n updevas.my mind was filled with peace,heart with love n postive thoughts.pavizhamalli pookal had spread white carpet.wow1then i thought of amma,nanda n trichur n our pavizhamalii tree!there the road near the compound wall is covered with the fallen flowers!last year,i was at trichur for navrathri!nanda used to take me to different temples and i must tell u the atmosphere was so soothing!bomakkolu was kept in Shiva Temple,Poonkunnam.on one side bhajans were going on!and amma guided us about the rituals!Navrtahri time always presented wonderful cultural programme!Gujaratis presented Dandiya Ras for nine days!
Hindus observe fasting n honour the Mother of Goddess and triumph of Lord Rama over demon Ravan.Dussehra also symbloises the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon,Mahishasura.Thus it is a celebration of victory of good over evil.
It's the beginning of winter time;
The auspicuous time for celebrations,
We worship Goddess Shakti these nine days;
Goddess of wealth and prosperity;
The next three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi;
Goddess of learning and arts,
And the last three days to Goddess Durga[Shakti].
Bommai Kolu is a wonderful sight;
Dolls are arranged atistically stepwise,
In the forms of Gurus,Gods n Goddesses.
Lamps and flowers are spread everywhere.
It is set up on the very first day.
The nights n evenings are colourful,
To get physical,mental n spiritual strength;
On the main day of dussehra,
The effigies of Ravana,Meghanadh n Kumbhakarna are set to fire.
Witnessing the tradition is considered as auspicious;
Thus we burn the evil within us,
And follow the path of truth n goodness.
An atmosphere of purity n serenity are formed.
Let us give up our bad habits n forget the bad deeds.
Durga Pooja is the main festival of bengalis,
Idol of Goddess Durga will be immersed,
Into the nearby river or lake,
On the day of Vijayadashami.
In southern parts of India,
Vijayadahami day is the day of Vidyarambham;
When the day begins with puja of books n learning materials.
It is the best day of to start new form of learning.
Weapons and other instruments are worshipped.
Devotees rush to Mookambika Temple,
For writing the first letters of the tinytots,
In the holy presence of Goddess Saraswathi;
My Little Star n Kishen had the functions ,
At Shree Mookambika Temple.
Vehicles are washed n cleaned,
Roli is put n swastika is drawn.
In Uttar Pradesh,leaves of Banni trees are collected,
friends n relatives are greeted with these leaves,
These are considered as gold;
The entrance of homes are decorated;
With flower studded strings.
The Dussehra celebrations are popular,
In Mysore n are conducted with great pomp.
Ramleela ,a folk play retells the life of Rama;
It is enacted for the nine days of Navrathri,
Ending on the day of Dussehra!
Songs are sung in praise of Sree Rama,
the jewellery,make up n drama attract people.
It is also considered as Vishwakarma Day,
The National Labour Day of India.
Friends,it is time to worship the Goddess of Shakti,wealth and knoweldge.here,in Mapusa,during Navrathri,people worship Lord Krishna.this city is known as Krishnapuri of this state.
yesterday was the naming ceremony of chakara vava;before vava getting her real name,Lakshmi,Saraswathi n Parvathi are whispered in the ears of our little angel.Girl is the other form of Goddess;she is the strength of the family not a burden.
this post is dedicated to all the Mothers,girls n ladies of the world ,the bold n beautiful creation of GOD!
it's anu signing off..........
i hope n pray all the bloggers will write a new post on Vijayadashami Day!anu loves you all.
wishing you a wonderful autumn season.........