The Pious days of Navratri – #Day 7

Saptami, the day of Durga Puja, is when the holy presence of Goddess Durga is invoked into the idols in a ritual called Pran Pratisthan. The day commences with the Kola Bou bath – a banana tree is bathed before dawn in a river or a body of water, dressed in a saree like a…

The Pious days of Navratri – #Day 6

The main celebration of Durga Puja commences from Shasthi, i.e., Day 6 of Navratri. Sashti is when Goddess Durga descends to earth with her four children Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartikeya and Ganesh. The colourful idols of the Goddess that have been handcrafted and installed for the festival are unveiled on this day. On the sixth day,…

The Pious days of Navratri – #Day 5

Five is a number of great significance. Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science. With the importance of Panchami, we welcome Goddess Durga’s fifth incarnation to bless us all. The fifth day is dedicated to the Goddess Skandamata. Devotees are expected to wear orange coloured clothes…

The Pious days of Navratri – # Day 4

The posts of Navratri are moving on in full splendour. Three posts have gone past in devotion of three forms of Goddess Durga – Goddess Shailputri, Goddess Brahmacharini and Goddess Chandraghanta. We believe you have already shopped/ finalised the clothing and accessories for the first three days. Devotees on the fourth day of festivity worship…

The Nine Pious Days of Navratri – # Day 3

Happy to see you staying tuned with our Navratri posts; we are here yet again to talk about the third day of Navratri. The third day is dedicated to the Goddess Chandraghanta, the Goddess of peace and serenity. It is believed that praying this form of ‘shakti’ could cure all your problems in life. The…

The Nine Pious Days of Navratri – # Day 2

In our last post we talked about Navratri celebration and puja and how a particular colour is associated with each day of Navratri. Having already spoken about first day of Navratri, we are back with the preparation and ideas to offer prayer to the mighty Durga on second day of Navratri. On the second day,…

The Nine Pious days of Navratri – # Day 1

It’s the flavour of oncoming Navratri season looming in the air everywhere. Shops are preparing for the upcoming festival, the sculptors of Goddess Durga idols are making last minute rushes, and we are all preparing to welcome Durga Maa to bestow us with her choicest blessings. The nine days are auspicious and is important to…

Navratri – The Delight of Celebrations with Dandiya

Come Navratri and the festive exuberance mark its presence all around. The ambiance is charged with electrifying qualification of devotion to the Goddess and celebration of the festival. Men and women, boys and girls, grannies and grandpas are all eager enthusiast looking forward to celebrate the days with fun and gaiety. Dandiya dance makes an…

Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with traditional frenzy

The God of beginnings, Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with great devotion. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati….

The wholesomeness of the silks

“Silk does for the body what diamond does for your hand.” True, isn’t it? We haven’t met a woman who is not in love with her silks. For all of us, silk is synonym with celebration, with comfort, with timeless grace; with heritage weaves, with a perfect gifting idea! It is the most frequently used…