Navratri is a vibrant and colorful festival celebrated in Hindu households and temples. Navratri commences on the first day of the waxing phase of the lunar month after Amavasya and concludes on the tenth day of Vijayadashami. Navratri has a deep spiritual significance symbolizing the victory of the good over evil.
Goddess Durga fought with the demonic forces and defeated them during the course of the nine days, which came to be celebrated as Navratri. Each day of Navratri is dedicated to the nine different avatars of Maa Durga. Navratri brings about a sense of revival in people’s lives, filling them with new hopes and faith in divine protection. Here are a few previous post messages which concludes the importance, significance, rituals and much more!
At midnight on August 15, 1947, India became a free country. The culmination of hundreds of years of rebellion against colonial rule — this was a momentous occasion. And in the 72 years since then, Independence Day has been celebrated with fanfare and holds a special place in the hearts of citizens. In 2020 however, things will be a bit different. With more than 2.4 million people in the country having tested positive for COVID-19, the celebrations will be rather subdued. Socially distanced ceremonies with limited attendance have become the unfortunate norm, and Independence Day 2020 will be no exception.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. The celebrations are not expected to be as stately like the previous years in wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Socially distanced seating with six feet distance has been arranged at the Red Fort event. However, participation is only through invitation. About 4000 plus invites have been issued to officials, diplomats, members of public, media and so on. Additionally, the seating enclosures and walkways have been laid with wooden flooring and carpeting. Additional Door frame metal detectors, with adequately spaced markings have been provided and the parking areas have been brick lined and paved.
It is being expected that no parades will be performed. Instead of young school children being invited to watch the event, NCC Cadets have been invited this year. They will be seated at Gyanpath.
Overall, a very different kind of independence celebration will be seen. We are requesting everybody not to take parts in any kind of ceremonies. Wear masks and follow social distancing till the pandemic ends. Just enjoy the celebration at your home and watch the live speech of Prime Minister Modi and others.
Our freedom fighters went through countless sufferings to give us our freedom. August 15 is a day to remember and honour them.
While the flavour of the season is Lord Rama and the entire country is currently soaked in his pious and sacred names and news. Along with that Lord Rama is having his moment under the sun thanks to laying of foundation of RamJanmaBhoomi Temple, Lord Krishna cannot be ignored, especially on his birth anniversary day.
Krishna Janmashtami is being celebrated vastly on August 12, 2020.
There are two final thoughts that I would like to share with my readers on the occasion of Janmashtami. The first being a WhatsApp message that I received, which is very contextual. Corona virus tells Lord Krishna, “ I am a small virus but I have put locks at the gates of all your temples. How can people celebrate your birthday?”. Lord replies, “ You have rendered…continue
Because of highly busy schedule, we’re not able to post any stuffs through the blog but still we are here to wish the festival and to share the relevant content through other bloggers. You can still read the celebration, rituals and other important tales on our previous year articles just by clicking on below links!
Krishna, the divine teacher of the universe, is always here with you — to guide you to lead your life with clarity, joy, confidence, and hope. Let the day of Krishnashtami ignite benevolent spirits in you and dispel the darkness of ignorance. May you be blessed with divine protection.