Happy Navaratri!

Happy Navaratri Dear TAAM Reader! 
This post is dedicated to Navaratri festival. Let us brush up our knowledge about importance of Navaratri celebration.

A herbal rangoli made on the nineth day of navarti festival in 2012
A herbal Rangoli on Navaratri – Say No To Chemicals

We are celebrating Navaratri

Navaratri, the festive of Devi or Adi Shakti or the primordial power, is celebrated all over India. Sharannavaratri or Mahanavaratri is celebrated for nine days from Shuddha (waxing phase of moon) Pratipada (first day) to navami (nineth day) of Ashvayuja or Ashwina in Sharath ruthu. As we know, Navaratri is a Sanskrit word meaning nine (nava) night (ratri).

Nava Durga Forms And Day of Their Worship

  • Shailaputri – first day

  • Brahmachaarini – second day

  • Chandraghanta – third day

  • Kushmanda – fourth day

  • Skandamata – fifth day

  • Katyayini – sixth day

  • Kalaratri – seventh day

  • Mahagauri – eighth day and 

  • Siddhidhatri – ninth day 

Tenth day’s celebration is Vijayadasahami or Vidyadashami the festive of Goddess Saraswati.

Significance of Navaratri Celebration In the words of  SwamiPurnachaitanya

The celebrations during the nine nights of navaratri rekindle those energies, harmonize the environment and bring depth to our lives. 

‘Ratri’ actually refers a period where you are ‘in rest’, where the consciousness turns inward. ‘Ra’ also means ‘giving solace’, and ‘tri’ refers to the ‘three aspects of our life’, the body, mind and soul. So when the consciousness turns inward, it gives solace to these three aspects of our life. 

‘Tri’ also refers to the three types of problems or misery, from which we get solace: physical, ethereal and causal. These are the misery inflicted by the outside world, by the subtle mind, and by the impressions (karma) in the consciousness (soul). When we sleep we are always at peace – we cannot fall asleep unless, at least for a moment, we forget about the world, our worries, and our desires. And it is this peaceful state – where the mind turns inward for a moment – that actually refreshes us. It is so beautiful to see how in Sanskrit, the meaning is always inherent in the words!


The photograph is of a semi permanent rangoli made using sigathe powder, kumkum or sacred vermilion, arashina or termaric and harmless blue water colour.


I request you to read the articles in the above mentioned links, they are worth to read and memorize.

Once again wishing you all Happy Navaratri. Recollecting the importance and the scientific reasons helps celebrate the festival in the real sense… What say?

About Sindhu

A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. That is so much information regarding the festival.
    I am saving it up.

  2. Thank you Indrani 🙂 Feels good knowing the facts behind the celebration right? Glad you found it worth saving 🙂 TC! Keep smiling 🙂

  3. Very informative and loved the rangoli!

Your words make my day!