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Dos and Don’ts during Navratri

Dos and Don’ts during Navratri

Navratri is one of the biggest festivals in India. As the festival is just around the corner, several people are ready to welcome it.

Navratri festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Goddess Durga is also known as Kali or Shakti to signify female power.

People observe fasting during Navratri and they worship nine forms of the Goddess during Navratri.

They also wear different colors of attire each day and offer different types of Prasada.

Certain religious rituals like chanting mantras and slokas are followed during the festival.

In addition to that, people believe that there are certain dos and don’ts during Navratri.

Here is a list of dos and don’ts during Navratri:

  • It is believed that one should not get a haircut or shave during the festival. It is said that the act will invite the wrath of the Goddess. Hence haircut or shaving and haircut ceremonies are not performed during the festival.
  • Devotees believe that eating garlic and onions are not apt. it is said that one should abstain from non-vegetarian food and alcohol. Even slicing a lemon is considered inauspicious.
  • Sleeping in the afternoon during Navratri is considered inauspicious. People who observe fast during Navratri should not sleep during the day time. If they do so, they will not get the desired result.
  • Do not wear slippers in the house during the festival. If not possible, avoid wearing slippers into the puja room.
  • One should have a daily bath preferably before 9:00 a.m. during Navratri to perform puja and holy rituals.
  • If you are observing fast, eat small meals that contain fruits in the day. Drink adequate water. Rather than eating a large meal after the sunset, you can divide your meal with permitted items in the fast to eat throughout the day.
  • Devotees should keep Akhand Jyot to last throughout the night.
  • Chant the mantras and slokas of the Goddess daily to get her blessings.

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