Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Durgashtami, mahanavami & Vijayadasami

Today is Durgashtami which is the eighth day of Navaratri festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm throughout India.In Bengal Navaratri festival is the most important festival in which they make life-size clay idols of Durga Devi and worship them in temples and 'pandals' of public places.On Vijaya Dasami day they carry them in colorful processions to immerse in sea or river.The Mahishasura Mardini form of Durga Devi is worshiped there.The tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra.In Karnataka State also 'Ayudha pooja' is given much importance and the tenth day is celebrated as Dussera in which celebration in a large scale is performed.In Uttarpradesh and some other areas of North India Navaratri is celebrated as Ram Leela.Huge effigies of Ravan,Meghanath,Kumbhakarna etc are made and burn them in public places.Thus the eradication of evil by the God is the main reason  as usual  for this celebration.
In Kerala on Durgashtami,Mahanavami and Vijaya Dasami more importance is given to Saraswathi Devi.Students keep their books for pooja on Durgashtami day evening at their home or in a temple and takes back on Vijaya Dasami day morning.
On Mahanavami day all kinds of Machinery and tools are decorated and pooja rituals done and fresh start will be done on Vijayadasami morning.New classes of Nursery school,Dance,Music and other art forms are started on Vijayadasami day.Small children are given 'Vidyarambham'.Using their forefinger of right hand 'Aacharya' help them to write and read 'Hari Sree Ganapathaye Namah' as a prayer of Lord Ganapathy.Even elder people also write alphabets in raw rice taken in a brass plate on that day.
A Famous Saraswathi Prayer which can be recited on Vijaya Dasami day by Students and Others is given below.(This can be recited everyday also)
Dhyana Slokam
Ya Kundendu Thushara hara dhavala
Ya Subhra Vasthravritha
Ya veena Varadanda Manditha kara
ya swetha padmasana
Ya Brahmachyutha Sankara Prabhithibhir
Devai Sada poojitha
Samaam paathu Saraswathi Bhagawathi
Nissesha Jadyapaha
Vagdevi Sthavam
Saraswathi Namasthubhyam Varade Kamaroopini
Vidyarambham Karishyami Sidhir Bhavathu me sada
Saraswathi Mahadevi Thrishu Lokeshu poojithe
Kamaroopi kalajnani namo devi Saraswathi

Sura surai sevitha padapankajaa  kare virajath kamaniya pusthaka
Virinchipathni Kamalasana sthitha Saraswathi nrithyathu vachi me sada
Saraswathi sarasija kesara prabha Thapaswini sitha Kamalasana priya
Ghana Sthani Kamala Vilola Lochana Manaswini bhavathu varaprasadini

Saraswathi Namasthubhyam Sarvadevi Namo Namah
Santharoopa Sasidhare Sarvayoge namo namah
Nithyanande Niradhare Nishkalaye Namo Namah
Vidyadhare visalakshi Sudhajnane Namo Namah

Sudha Sphadika Roopaye Sookshma roope Namo Namah
Sabdabrahmee Chathurhasthe Sarvasidhye Namo Namah
Mukhtalamkritha Sarvangye mooladhare namo namah
Moola mantra swaroopaye Moolasakthye namo namah

Manomayi Mahayoge Vageeswari namo namah
Vaanye Varada hasthaye Varadaye namo namah
Vedyaye vedyaroopaye Vedavedye namo namah
Gunadosha vivarjinye guna deepthye namo namah

Sarva jnane sadanande sarva roope namo namah
Sarva jnaye Sadananda Sampannaye namao namah
Yoga roope Rama Devyai Yoganande namo namah
Divyajnaye Thri netraye Divya moorthe namo namah

Ardha chandra dhare devi Chandra roope namo namah
Chandraditya same devi Chandra bhooshe namo namah
Anuroope maharoope Viswa roope namo namah
Animadrishta Sidhaye Aanandaye namo namah

Njana Vinjana roopaye Jnana moorthe namo namah
Nana sastra swaroopaye Nana roope namo namah
Padmaje Padma vamse cha Padma roope namo namah
Parameshtye paramoorthye namasthe papa nasini

Mahadevye Mahakaalye Mahalakshmye namo namah
Brahma Vishnu Sivakhyaye Brahma naarye namo namah
Kamalakara Gehayai Kamaroope namo namah
Kapali prana nadhayai Karmadayai namo namah.



No comments:

Post a Comment