Happy Navratri to you all.
So from 5th of October 2013 we are on way to celebrate the Navratri Nine Night of Devi. Nava means nine and ratri means nights. During this Nine days we worship Devi’s nine forms and on tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or Dussehra. It is major festival which is celebrated all over in India specially states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, & on Northern state of Punjab.
I live in Nashik, the city of Pilgrimage where we have Lordess Saptashrungi on Saptashrungi fort, situated 60 kilometers form Nashik. The temple is also known popularly as one of the “three and half Shakti Peethas” of Maharashtra. Saptashrungi Nivasini dwells within the seven mountain peaks. Sapta means seven and shrung means peaks. The forests in the hills are reported to have medicinal herbs.
In Gujarat people celebrates Navratri by Garba Sthapana , playing Garbha and Dandiya.
In Maharashtra it is celebrated by Ghatasthapana.
So on this Navratri lets worship the nine form of Devi and get her blessing to make our future life full of happiness.
Few mantras of devi for worshiping.
!! Sarva managala mangalyai shive sarvartha sadhike
Sharanye trayambake gauri naaraayani namo-stute !!