Includes original text in Hindi with English Translation & Transliteration.
Script by: Manu Gupta
Translation & Transliteration by: Shashipal Sharma
Navaratri is celebrated four times a year. They are Ashada Navaratri the Sharada Navaratri the Maha Navaratri and the Vasantha Navaratri. Among these the Sharada Navaratri of the month of Puratashi and the Vasanth Navaratri of the Vasantha kala are very important. Aashwin (September – October) and Chaitra (March – April) are the two months when the festival of Navaratri is celebrated. A similar analogy is presented in the Devi Bhagwatam (Durga Spatashati, 700 verses on Durga) which says that Lord Rama meditated and fasted for nine days after his wife Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. These two months are like the two jaws of Lord Yama who is known as the Lord of Death. If one wants to escape the Jaws of Yama then one should celebrate Navaratri on these two occasions.
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