मंगलवार, 9 अक्तूबर 2018

NAVRATRI : Cultural Season of India

                         "Jai Mata Di"


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                 Navaratri is about to begin and it is the euphoria of mother Durga all over India.
              This blog of my today is inspired by Navratri today. Today I will tell you about Navratri as well as you will also know where and why you should go in Navratri.


                                      India has been world famous because of its cultural and historical traditions since ancient times, along with the change of time, there have been some changes in these traditions and customs but only in the minds of Indians, look at these festivals and rituals Even today, all the festivals are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and glee.

                                                        Navaratri is a Hindu festival Navaratri  lasts for 9 nights and 10 days. Navratri comes 4 times a year, but Navratri is very famous in India. It is called Shardhi Navaratri. It is celebrated from Pratipada to Navami, usually in the month of September-October, is celebrated                             Navaratri and Dussehra are such festivals that are celebrated throughout the country in their own style. Let us know this festival more closely.



                      Navratri's most famous and popular dance is Garba, it is mainly the regional dance of Gujarat, it is celebrated in Gujarat besides Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.             

               This is done by making 2 wooden ladies of dandiya in this group and with the partner



                      Ramlila is the main festival celebrated in the last three days of Navratri in Ashtami, Navami and Dussehra.                       
                               On the basis of 'Ramcharitmanas' written by Tulsidas in the festival of Ramlila, the depiction of the life of Lord Rama is presented in the stage by acting and on the last day Ravana is killed and burnt by Lord Rama, and the celebration of Dussehra starts.


                                                                      Ramlila is celebrated with great fanfare in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi.

DURGA POOJA                               

                             Although the festival of Navaratri is devoted to Durga Maa, but in some places Durga Puja is organized in great pomp and grand level.   


                                                                Such an event is mainly done in Bengal, besides Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Eastern Nepal, Tripura etc.

                       The other name of this pooja is 'Ankalbodhan'. It is celebrated on Mahishasura, symbolizing the evil of Goddess Durga Puja, on the occasion of Durga Puja, when women wear vermilion on one another, this Holi is celebrated.


 Tuneuchi dance is also presented. It is also called the traditional dance of Bengal.



 KOLKATA (West Bengal)               

                                       If you are planning to travel in Navaratri, then Kolkata is a unique place for you.  Kolkata is the city of Mahakali and most of the Navratri is seen in Bengal only. Pandal Hopping is the main attraction of Durga Maa in Kolkata.


Different types of pandals are installed throughout the city. Each pandal has a unique style, you can find the best style in North and South Kolkata.
                                       Founded in Kolkata, the statue of Durga is very attractive and beautiful and if you want to know the story behind this beauty, then you must go 'Kumtuli', located 30 minutes away from Kolkata.                         

  If you go here a week before the opening of Mahala's place ie Durga Puja, you can see the statue itself and filling the attraction in it.

MYSORE (Karnataka) 

                                        If you think Navratri is going to South India, then Mysore is the best place for you. The reason for Navratri attraction in Mysore is the Dussehra of Mysore.

It is a festival that is about 10 days, it is also called Nadahba. This festival is a symbol of good victory over evil. It is believed that on this day the goddess Chamundeshwari, after a fierce battle King of King Mahishasur was killed.


                                                          At this time, Mysore Palace is decorated with about 1 lakh lights. This Dussehra was organized almost 400 years ago by the Wadiar dynasty, which is celebrated every year with great joy and in 2007 also got state festivity status.


                                On the last day of this Dussehra, a grand procession is celebrated on the festival of Vijayshishmi and the celebration on this last day is known as 'Jambu Ride'. On this day, all eyes are fixed on the golden hood of an elephant named Balarama. There are eleven other Gajrajs also, on this occasion, a grand procession is taken out, in which Chamundeswari Devi rides on the golden holes of Balram and travels to Mysore city.


 Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)   

                                            Now if you talk about North India, the relationship between Uttar Pradesh and the religious festival is as old as the old one is probably human history.                           
              If you are traveling in Uttar Pradesh, if you are traveling in Uttar Pradesh, then you are going to enter a religious stream. These 9 days, all the religious and festivities in Uttar Pradesh are amazing.

                  In Uttar Pradesh, most of the glee is found in Varanasi. Here, Ramlila is organized for 9 days and the depiction of the life of Lord Rama is presented and 10 days on the occasion of Vijayadashami, Dashera is celebrated with the combustion of Ravana.


                     In the course of Navratri, the whole city becomes Ramlila Maidan, but Ramnagar is famous for Ramleela, 15 kms away from the city.
                                                                I hope you have liked it.


29 टिप्‍पणियां:

  1. It is such a interesting blog which I read. I found two most curious places are Akalbodhan & Nadahba. I will try to visit at least once there. Thanks for a beautiful blog . Ankita

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  2. Thanks for giving so many examples where I can witness this beautiful festival! I will be traveling around India for a while longer, so I'm sure I can get to one of the places you recommend.

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  3. I have been in India in April this year and loved its festivals. In this country there is always something to celebrate. I didn't know about Navratri, thank you for sharing information on this festival. It's always interesting to hear about Indian traditions.

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  4. Since I'm a Yoga Teacher, India is my second home. And I attend ceremonies, pujas and ritual things like that. This post inspired me so much. I wanna be in India during Navratri

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  5. One of my favorite things about travel blogging is learning about new cultures. Thank you so much for sharing all of this! It's so fascinating!!

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  6. I always felt like there is such an abundance of festivals in India! I've never been to India, but always was intrigued by how unique and versatile it is. Thank you for sharing this post!

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  7. These all sound like amazing cultural experiences. The festivals look beautiful and bright and I'd love to experience some of these cultural delights!

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  8. I love the palaces you featured in your post! These are such beautiful places and the festivals look wonderful too.

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  9. Such a beautiful culture, and the clothing is just stunning! I cannot wait to go to India and witness its beauty myself.

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  10. Still amazes me, how there are so many cultural events in a country, imagine how many countries there is. The Garba dance looks huge, like a whole town/city.

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  11. Such an interesting and informative post on Indian religious celebrations. I am sure attending in person one of this festival must be truly fascinating for a foreign traveler.

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  12. Love all things navratri, esp the Garba dances and the food! We are visiting Ahmedabad in a few months and I plan to stuff myself with all that yummy food!We've seen the celebrations in varanasi and they are spectacular, esp the ganga arti

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  13. My Mom is part Indian so I have joined in at Navatri celebrations at temple here in US but oh wow to experience Navatri in India must be such an amazing experience I would love to spend it there one year!

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  14. That sounds quite interesting! Sooo... if I get you right, you can visit several places throughout India and have a totally different experience everytime, since there are different traditions during Navratri in each of Indias areas?

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  15. I visited India last year and it's so beautiful how proud and full of culture the whole nation is

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  16. For me as an European, attending this sort of celebrations must be just incredible - an adventure of a lifetime. I will visit India one day, but it's one of few destinations I do not want to visit by myself.

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  17. Such a lovely read - Post Navratri, there is a 75 days long Dussera in Chhattisgarh celebrated by the Tribals! It is interesting to visit :)

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  18. This festival looks interesting. I've heard lots of really interesting festivals in India so I think a trip is in order.

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  19. This is the first time I learn about Navratri. It looks like an amazing celebration, the one in Mysore being the most appealing toto me.

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  20. A fascinating read, thank you for such an informative and interesting post.

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  21. I belong to Baroda and therefore as it hosts the best Navrati event in India, I can understand how colorful and vibrant this festival is. I love the music, positiveness, spirits of people celebrating this festival. Thanks for sharing Indian festivals to whole world.

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  22. Beautiful depiction of Indian festival culture. Thanks for the details of festival and the places where they can be seen with maximum enthusiasm.

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  23. Beautiful depiction of Indian festival culture. Thanks for the details of festival and the places where they can be seen with maximum enthusiasm.

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  24. Your post brought back fond memories as I have grown up fasting during Navratri festival and just loved the food that was prepared at home during that time. And while in Mumbai, joined in the Garba dandiya dance as well. Going for Ramlila was the most exciting event awaited for the whole year! Would love to visit Mysore during this time one day.

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  25. I really enjoyed this lovely writing about Indian festival culture. Thanks for all the details about different festivals and the places where they can be seen :)

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  26. I love learning about other cultures. Especially non-European ones fascinate me. I wish I will be able to travel to India and experience all those colourful festivities some day!

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  27. A nice roundup of the Navratri festival in india. Durga Puja is very different from the way Navratri is celebrated but these days things are blending together.

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  28. So fascinating to read about the Navaratri Festival. A compelling insight into the local culture – I hope I can visit and experience it myself one day.

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