Why is Navratri celebrated | Nine days of Navratri with Aarti

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Nine days of Navratri with Aarti

Do you want to know more about Navratri, if Yes, you are at the right place. In today’s article we would discuss more about Navratri, why is Navratri celebrated and the importance of each day of Navratri.

The word Navratri is a combination of two sanskrit words “Nav” meaning nine and “Ratri” meaning night, so the meaning of Navratri is nine nights. Navratri is a celebrated twice a year through the Indian Sub-contienent. The two navratri’s are called Sharada Navaratri during the months of September or October (lunar month: Ashvin) and Vasanta Navaratri during the months of March or April (lunar month: Chaitra).

The festival is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Durga over the demon Mahishasura. These days are dedicated to the nine avatars of Maa Durga. The days of the Navratri are as:

Shailputri: First Day

Shailputri is considered as incarnation of Mahakali. Red denotes the color of the day as red color depicts anger. The Aarti of first day of Navratri is below:

Shailputri - First Day of Navratri Aatri
Shailputri – First Day of Navratri Aatri

Brahmcharini: Second Day

Brahmcharini is another incarnation of Devi Parvati. She is depicted as walking bare foot and is calm. The color for the day is Royal Blue which depicts calmness. The Aarti for the day is below:

Brahmcharini - Second Day of Navratri Aarti
Brahmcharini – Second Day of Navratri Aarti

Chandraghanta: Third Day

The color of the day is Yellow and also Chandraghanta represents bravery and beauty. The Aarti for the day is below:

Chandraghanta - Third Day of Navratri Aarti
Chandraghanta – Third Day of Navratri Aarti

Kushmunda: Fourth Day

Kushmunda is the power of the universe that creates everything. She sits on the Tiger and the color for the day is Green. The Aarti for the day is below:

Kushmunda - Fourth Day of Navratri Aarti
Kushmunda – Fourth Day of Navratri Aarti

Skandmata: Fifth Day

Skandmata is worshipped on the fifth day and she represented on a Lion and has four arms and also baby with her. The Aarti for the day is below:

Skandmata - Fifth Day of Navratri Aarti
Skandmata – Fifth Day of Navratri Aarti

Katyayani: Sixth Day

Maa Katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day and she symbolises courage and the color for the day is Orange. The Aarti for the day is below:

Katyayani - Sixth Day of Navratri Aarti
Katyayani – Sixth Day of Navratri Aarti

Kalratri: Seventh Day

She represents the most ferocious incarnation of Maa Durga and she killed the demons Sumbh and Nisumbh. The color of the day is white. The Aarti for the day is below:

Kalratri - Seventh Day of Navratri Aarti
Kalratri – Seventh Day of Navratri Aarti

Mahagauri: Eighth Day

Maa Mahagauri represents knowledge and wisdom. The color for the day is Pink. The Aarti for the day is below:

Mahagauri - Eighth Day of Navratri Aarti
Mahagauri – Eighth Day of Navratri Aarti

Sidhidatri: Ninth Day

She is known as Saraswati Devi and sits on the Lotus and has four hands. The Aarti for the day is below:

Sidhidatri - Ninth Day of Navratri Aarti
Sidhidatri – Ninth Day of Navratri Aarti

Thanks for reading. Happy Navratri.

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