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Dates & History of Sharad Navratri [October - November]

The Sharad Navratri is also known as Sharada Navratri or Maha Navratri. Out of the 5 navratri’s per year, Sharad Navratri has the greatest significance which is related to Lord Rama and Ravana. The Sharad Navratri falls in the Ashwin month of Hindu lunar calendar. So, this post contains all about Sharad Navratri:

Various Days and Dates of Sharad Navratri 2012

  • First Navratri  (Pratham) – 16th October 2012 [Goddess Shailputri]
  • Second Navratri  (Dwitiya) – 17th October 2012 [Goddess Brahmacharini]
  • Third Navratri (Trithya) – 18th October 2012 [Goddess Chandraghanta]
  • Fourth Navratri (Chaturthi) – 19th October 2012 [Goddess Kushmanda]
  • Fifth Navratri (Panchami)  - 20th October 2012 [Goddess Skanda]
  • Sixth Navratri (Shashthi)  - 21st October 2012 [Goddess Katyayani]
  • Seventh Navratri (Saptami) – 21st October 2012 [Goddess Kalratri]
  • Eight Navratri (Ashtami)  - 22nd October 2012 [Goddess Mahaguri]
  • Ninth Navratri (Navami) – 23rd October 2012 [Goddess Siddhidatri]
  • Vijaydashmi/ Dussehra (Dashami) – 24th October 2012
Before I start about the Sharad Navratri, let me first conclude that Sharad Navratri falls the third one in the types of Navratri and in which the Goddess Durga’s various nine self-images were worshiped by Lord Rama in nine days in order to get power to kill demon Ravana to rescue his wife.
And on the 10th day, the day of Vijaydashmi or Dussehra, Ravana was killed by Lord Rama and thus the victory of truth over lies was done by Lord Rama.

How to celebrate Sharad Navratri?

Well, there is great significance of Navratri in the lives of human beings as it is said that during this period, one person can get himself purified by following the rituals. The people are thus suggested to avoid the non-vegetarian, onion, grains and salt in order to keep the nine days fast.
The people are allowed to take fruits, milk, potato, root vegetables and rock salt during the period of Navratri.
To start with, the first day shall be devoted to make a small bed of mud with the help of the barley seeds. The mud bed is worshipped for the whole period of Navratri and then on the eighth or ninth day of Navratri, the grown shoots of the seeds are given to the devotees or the fasting people, to end their fast. On the end day of fasts, the devotees call nine young girls for ‘Kanya Pujan’ or ‘Kanchika Pujan’ in which the nine girls are said to be the forms of Maa Durga. The devotees thus wash the feet of those nine girls and then feed them with food and given gifts.
For the people, who are away from their home, we have a collection of Navratri SMS and wallpapers which can be copied and sent through web
In this post we have shared some Navratri SMS 2012 which are just unique and are just for your convenience. Moreover, the Navratri wallpapers 2012 have been updated in this post side by side. A person willing to post any information regarding this article in this blog, can drop down his information below in the Comments Box & we will update their  information.
First know about types of Navaratri.
Here are some Navratri SMS 2012 and Navratri Wallpapers 2012
1. Maa ki jyoti se noor milta hai
sabke dilo ko surur milta hai
jo bhi jata hai MAA ke dwar
kuch na kuch jarur milta hai…
Have a joyful Navratri 2012!!!
Navratri Wallpapers 2012
Very-Very Happy Navratri!!!
 Navratri Wallpapers 2012
3. May God gift you all the gifts of life
gifts of joy, gifts of happiness
gifts of friendship, gifts of love
and all other gifts you want to have in your life.
Happy Navratri 2012 to you all.
Navratri Wallpapers 2012
4. N-Nav Din Ki
Navratri festival has got a great significance of the purity of the human body from various factors of life. Navratri is a festival of 9 fasts which are being kept for three Goddess: Goddess Durga, Goddess Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati.
According to Hindus, the first three days of Navratri are celebrated for Maa Durga, the 4th 5th and 6th days for Maa Lakshmi and last three days for Maa Saraswati.
Here are the various stories that belong to the history of Navratri:

History of Navratri related to Mahishasura and Goddess Durga

Mahishasura was a demon, who had got some indefeatable powers from the Lord Shiva. Soon, he had started killing the innocent people for his own means. And due to his powers, he was unable to be beaten by Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu.
So, the trinity of Hindu religion- Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesh created Goddess Durga with a mixture of their powers to defeat and kill Mahishasura.
Goddess Durga then underwent a nine days long war with the demon and then won on the tenth day which led to the celebration of Navratri

History of Navratri related to Sati

As per the legend, the daughter of King Daksha “Uma” had married Lord Shiva without the permission of her father. Kind Daksha was the king ofHimalayas and on his daughter’s decision, he arranged yagna in which all the people of devine status were invited except Lord Shiva.
Uma visited the yagna where Lord Shiva was insulted by his father. So, as a result, not bearing the insults of her husband, Uma jumped into the fire of the yagna and thus is known as Sati.
Sati took re-birth and again married to lord Shiva. The Navratri is celebrated as those days when Sati visited her parents for peace and lived there for nine days.

History of Navratri related to Lord Rama and Ravana

Lord Rama had worshipped the nine forms of Goddess Durga to gather power to defeat Ravana on the tenth day. Thus the Navratri is celebrated in order to celebrate those nine days.
The tenth day is also known as Dussehra or Vijaydashmi, which is celebrated by making the puppets of Ravana and then setting them on fire.
The Sharad Navratri will start from tomorrow (October-November).
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