Grand Navaratri at Tiruvannamalai
Navaratri is one of the most sacred and divine 9 days in Hindu Religion. Nava refers to 9 and Ratri refers to Night. It is celebrated across the country with different rituals according to their culture and Geography. All the 9 days f Navaratri are celebrated in a grand manner at the Lord Arunachaleshwarar temple of Tiruvannamalai.
History of Navaratri
In Tamil Nadu, the first three days of the festival are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the next three days to Durga, and the last three days to Saraswati. Figurines or traditional dolls called Kolu or Golu are arranged at homes, shops and temples. Kolu consists of a makeshift staircase on which the dolls, which have been passed on from many generations, kept. They depict particular themes like environment, space, mythology etc.
Navartri in Tiruvannamalai
On all the Nine days Godessed Parasakthi is worshiped in 9 Different attires. Godess Parasakthi is worshiped in the form of Mahishsuramarthini on the 9th day of the festival on which she is said to have killed Mahishasuran the Asura king.
The last day of Navratri is considered as most sacred to start new ventures, people on the Day start new business, works and join new courses with the divine blessings.