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On Navaratri (Part VIII)

According to South Indian tradition, first 3 days of the Navaratri belong to Goddess Durga and the next 3 days to Goddess Lakshmi. Most homes have Ashtalakshmi photos or idols and they are placed in the Golu. Goddess Lakshmi appeared when the milky ocean was churned by the Devas and ...

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On Navaratri (Part VII)

On the fourth day of Navaratri, Devi Kushmanda is worshipped. This Devi is also called the Ashtabhuji Mata because She has 8 arms. She is sitting on either lion or tiger. Her hands have a flower, Kamandalu, Japa Mala, bow, arrow, Mace, sword, Sudarshan Chakra and Amruta Kalasha. Since it ...

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