Thursday, October 7, 2010
Nava means nine and the meaning of the word rathri is night – the nine day festival Navarathri begins from tomorrow(8.10.2010). Today is Mahalaya Amavasai. On this day, people prepare their home for Kolu. They arrange nine steps and in the first three steps, they arrange Gods and in the next three steps they arrage saints like Swami Vivekananda, Sai Baba, etc. In the seventh step they arrange various men activites like marriage, pongal celebration etc. In the eight step is for business like chettiar doll and commodities like rice, pulses etc. In the nineth step dolls of animals, birds, etc. are arranged.
People invite their relatives and friends to look their Kolu and sweets and chundal will be distributed to them. People believe that Goddess Durga grant all blessings to her devotees and removes all evils. Hindus celebrate this festival all over India with love and devotion.