Shardiya Navratri 2022: Why is Shardiya Navratri celebrated, what is the mythological story behind it? - Newztezz Online


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Shardiya Navratri 2022: Why is Shardiya Navratri celebrated, what is the mythological story behind it?

Shardiya Navratri 2022: According to the Hindu calendar, Shardiya Navratri is starting from Monday, 26 October 2022. There is a special reason behind celebrating this 9-day festival. 

Shardiya Navratri 2022 Importance: The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the country of India. It is celebrated in many states of the country. Whether it is about Garba in Gujarat, Durga Puja in Bengal or Dussehra in Kullu. Apart from this, people in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh etc. worship 9 forms of Maa Durga with devotion and keep fast for 9 days. For this, Ghatasthapana is performed on the first day of Navratri. Let us know why Navratri is celebrated. Let us tell that this year Navratri will start from 26th September and Dussehra will be celebrated on 5th October. 

Maa Durga killed the demon Mahishasura 

There are many beliefs behind the celebration of Navratri festival, but according to the most popular mythological belief, it is celebrated due to its destruction by a demon named Mahishasur and Maa Durga. According to the mythological story, a demon named Mahishasura got a boon from Brahma ji to become immortal. Because of this he used to harass the gods a lot. Once disturbed by the tyranny of Mahishasura, all the gods went to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Then he invoked Adi Shakti and a radiance appeared which transformed into a woman. This goddess was Durga. Goddess Durga challenged Mahishasura and a fierce battle ensued between them for 9 days. On the 10th day, Maa Durga killed Mahishasura. It is believed that during these 9 days, the gods had given strength to the goddess by worshiping her daily. Since then the festival of Navratri is celebrated and during this 9 forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. 

Lord Rama also killed Ravana on this day. 

Apart from this, there is another story related to Navratri and Dussehra. This is the story of the killing of King Ravana of Lanka by Lord Rama. Lord Shri Ram had performed rituals for 9 days and received the blessings of Maa Durga and then killed Ravana on the 10th day. For this reason, after worshiping Goddess Durga for 9 days, Dussehra is celebrated by burning Ravana. 
(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on general assumptions and information. Newztezz Online does not confirm the same.)

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