Navratri Festival

  1. History of Navaratri

    Navratri as per meaning signifies Nine nights which are dedicated to the Divine Mother or Shakti. This festival is celebrated in the month of Ashvin Sud from 1 to 9 (September- October). Navratri is the longest celebrated Indian festival. Click here to read more

  2. Garbo

    A “GARBO” is an earthen pot with holes all around and “Light” within which signifies knowledge.The word Garbo seems to have originated from the word“Garbha Deep”, meaning a Light in the inner sanctum of the temple. Click here to read more

  3. Navratri Kolu

    In Southern states of Tamil Nadu and to a lesser extent in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the festival of Navrathri is called Kolu or Navratri Golu, where women set up decorated planks in a corner of the house and decorating it with dolls which are collected over the years. The origin of the word Kolu can be traced to Tamil Kolu or Telugu Koluvai, which means a sovereign sitting in his royal durbar. As per belief the concept of arranging these Navrathri dolls on the plank is to depict that Goddess Mahishasuramardini is sitting in her Kolu, prior to the slaying of the demon Mahishasura. Click here to read more

  4. Navratri FAQs

    This section takes care of Navratri FAQs Click here to read more

  5. Navratri Recipes

    The Indian cuisines are famous for their variety and special Navratri cuisine are a part of the multitude of culinary delights. Since in most of the communities, people observe fast during Navratri and eat only one meal a day at sunset, the Navratri meal has special courses and is strictly vegetarian. Even onion and garlic are not allowed due to their foul smell. Specific ingredients and vegetables are used that may vary from region to region. Click here to read more

  6. Vasant Navratri

    Navratri or Navratra festival is celebrated twice in a year. Once in spring season which is called Chaitra Navratri or Vasanth Navratri or Spring Navratri. For the year 2010 Chaitra Navratri Festival falls on March 19, 2010. Click here to read more