Thursday, 23 August 2012

Navaratri

Literally Navarathri or Navaratri means Nine nights. This festival is celebrated for Navagraha Naayagi (Nine nymphs). This festival is known by different names in different parts of India. In Karnataka, it is called Dasara, in Bengal - Kali Pooja and in this state it is known as Saraswathy Pooja. Saraswathy is known as goddess of Knowledge. On this day all tools and books are kept for Navarathri Pooja. Children who are to begin their schooling are made to write the first alphabet in rice with their finger.
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