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Innovative Navaratri Scenes

Innovative Navaratri Scenes

This year, we at A Journalist Reveals are on the lookout for South Indians celebrating Navaratri with golu or koluvu. Somehow, my niece Tejaswini from Bangalore contacted me and said that she would be celebrating the festival in the said way (Tejaswini is the daughter of my paternal cousin Sampath ...

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How Beginners Celebrate Navaratri

How Beginners Celebrate Navaratri

We at A Journalist Reveals have been on the lookout for inputs from South Indians celebrating Navaratri with Golu or Koluvu. How Beginners Celebrate Navaratri: We found Sureka Ramesh, originally from Tanjore but settled in Bangalore. Surekha was willing to share some information on the subject. We found it useful ...

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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 (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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