Kushmanda Devi is the deity of the fourth day of Navratri. She is an eight-armed goddess, holding a kamandal, bow and arrow, lotus flower, a kalash filled with nectar, chakra and gada in her hands. She rides a lion and her posture is extremely powerful.
Chandraghanta is the third form of the ten Mahavidyas, the fierce forms of the Hindu goddess Shakti. She is depicted as a beautiful woman with ten arms, holding a bell, a lotus, a trident, a sword, a shield, a bow and arrow, a rosary, a water pot, and a noose. She wears a crescent moon on her forehead, and her hair is tied in a bun.
Today is the third day of Navratri 2023. On this day we should worship Goddess Chandraghanta, the third incarnation of Goddess Durga. Do you know the reason why Goddess Parvati took the form of Chandraghanta..? Here is the story of Chandraghanta Devi
One of the nine incarnations of the Hindu goddess Durga, Chandraghanta is revered during the Navratri festival. The words Chandra (moon) and Ghanta (bell) are the origins of her name, Chandraghanta. She receives her name from a bell in the shape of the moon that is depicted on her forehead.
Brahmacharini is the second form of the Hindu goddess Durga, worshipped during the Navratri festival. She is known for her austerity and dedication to spiritual practice. Brahmacharini is depicted as a young woman dressed in white, carrying a kamandalu (water pot) and a japa mala (rosary). She is the embodiment of tapasya (austerity) and sadhana (spiritual practice).
Shailputri is the first of the nine forms of the Hindu goddess Durga, worshipped during the Navratri festival. She is also known as Sati, Aparna, and Hemavati. Shailputri is depicted as a young woman riding a bull and carrying a trident in her hand. She is the daughter of King Himavat and Queen Mena, and is considered to be the embodiment of the power of the mountains.
Navratri is an auspicious Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is a symbolic celebration of nine nights and is celebrated with great fervor throughout North and East India. The celebration includes several dance performances, various special recipes and prayers offered to Goddess Durga. Sharadiya Navratri is usually celebrated in September and October. This year Sharadiya Navratri will be celebrated on September 26 with Ghatasthapana and ends on October 5 with Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra and dissolution of Durga.
೧. ಶ್ರೀ ಗಣೇಶಚತುರ್ಥಿಗೆ ಪೂಜಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಮೂರ್ತಿ ಹೇಗಿರಬೇಕು?. ????ಆಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಕ್ಕನುಸಾರವಾಗಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಗಣೇಶನ ಮೂರ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಜೇಡಿಮಣ್ಣು ಅಥವಾ ಆವೆಮಣ್ಣಿನಿಂದ ತಯಾರಿಸಿರಬೇಕು.ಗೋಮಯ ಗಣೇಶ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದು. ಇತರ ವಸ್ತುಗಳಾದ , ಉದಾ-ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಆಫ್ ಪ್ಯಾರಿಸ್ , ಕಾಗದದ ಮುದ್ದೆ , ಫೈಬರ್ , ಮುಂತಾದವುಗಳಿಂದ ತಯಾರಿಸಿರುವ ಮೂರ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ತರಬಾರದು.
ಗಣೇಶ ಎಂದರೆ ಯಾರಿಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟವಿಲ್ಲ ಹೇಳಿ. ಪುಟಾಣಿಗಳಿಂದ ಹಿಡಿದು ವೃದ್ಧರವರೆಗೆ ಗಣಪತಿ ಎಂದರೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಅಚ್ಚುಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ ದೇವರು. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ಅವನ ಸ್ವರೂಪವೋ ಅಥವಾ ಶಕ್ತಿಯೋ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಯದು. ಯಾವುದೇ ಹಬ್ಬ ಹರಿದಿನಗಳಿರಲಿ ಪೂಜೆ ಪುನಸ್ಕಾರಗಳಿರಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಮೊದಲು ನೆನೆಯುವುದು ವಿಘ್ನ ವಿನಾಶಕ ವಿನಾಯಕನನ್ನು. ಮೊದಲು ಗಣಪತಿಗೆ ಪೂಜೆ ನಡೆಯದೆ ಬೇರೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಪೂಜೆಯಾಗಲಿ, ಎಷ್ಟೇ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಯಾಗವಾಗಲಿ ಅದು ಪೂರ್ಣಗೊಳ್ಳುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.