- Navratri is the festival of Goddess Durga and is celebrated with festivities among Hindus
- Each day of the nine-night Navratri is dedicated to a different incarnation of the Goddess
- It is a custom to prepare food during the festival and to please the goddess with offerings during Navratri.
Navratri is the festival of Goddess Durga, which in Hindu culture is associated with protection, power, motherhood, destruction and war. During the nine-day festival, devotees fast and worship the goddess for courage. Each day of Navratri is dedicated to a different incarnation of the goddess.
It is a custom to offer offerings at the feet of God during festivals and Navratri is no exception. It is believed that the Lord blesses the offerings and after their submission they are distributed among the devotees. On each day of Navratri, different offers need to be made for each incarnation of Goddess Durga. Let’s learn more about these customs so that God is pleased and Navratri brings nothing but prosperity and happiness for you and your family.
Pronouns: To stay free from disease, offer white food made of cow ghee to Goddess Shailaputri.
Second: Dedicate sweets, sugar and Panchamrit to mother Brahmacharini for longevity.
Third: To get rid of suffering, dedicate milk and milk products to mother Chandraghanta.
Fourth: Offer Malpua to Mother Kushmanda to increase intelligence and decision making ability.
Fifth: Dedicate banana to mother Skandamata for a healthy body.
Sixth: Dedicate honey to mother Katyayani to get an attractive personality and beauty.
Seventh: To avoid sorrow and trouble, offer molasses in the worship of Mother Kalratri.
Eighth: Offer coconut to mother Mahagauri to get rid of child related problems.
Ninth: Dedicate pudding, chhola-puri, khir etc. to mother Siddhidatri for happiness and prosperity.
Follow the above instructions so that your Navratri wish is fulfilled by the grace of Goddess Durga.