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Ekadashi after Vijaya Dashami

The ascetic, we were talking about toward the end of the posts on On Navaratri, also talked about the Ekadashi after Vijaya Dashami. He said, “Navaratri is mostly for kanyas and suhasinis. But, did widows perform any sinful act? Our culture forgets about them. When a man loses his wife, ...

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On Navaratri (XIXth and Concluding Part)

We realized the reason for Dolly having compelled Mom to place the Jala Krida near the Golu, immediately. While the little girl was enjoying the scene, an ascetic came to our door and chanted a mantra from the Vedas. When Mom went to see, who it was; she saw a ...

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On Navaratri (Part XVIII)

The rules and regulations of placing Golu say that there should be a small pond in front of the Golu. Since we came to this place, we have not been able to follow the rules. I just remembered an incident with Dolly. We had kept Jala Krida and Rasa Krida ...

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On Navaratri (Part X)

Today is the sixth day of Navaratri. This day belongs to Devi Katyayani. She was born at the house of Maharishi Katyayan. So, She is called Devi Katyayani. Delay in marriage, obstacles in getting married, problems in marriage, etc. are sorted out by this Devi. A garland of Hibiscus flowers, ...

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On Navaratri (Part III)

Continuing with yesterday’s post on kumbha worship, some people are beginning the pooja from 21st morning itself. Some people are planning to begin from the 21st evening. Some of them have decided to prepare the kumbha on the 20th itself. Kumbha can be kept on mandasana or a vidhana can ...

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Our Navaratri

Most of you have already completed their celebrations of Dusehra. But our Dusehra which is also called Vijaya Dashami, is tomorrow. In fact for us, Madhwas, Navami is tomorrow as well and it is also called Madhwa Navami in remembrance of our own Madhwacharyar. In one of my book reviews ...

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