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Navaratri Garaba by Temple of Humanity Inc. (TOHI) – Sydney, Australia
October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Navaratri Garaba by Temple Of Humanity Inc. ( TOHI) Sydney Australia. TOHI is new organisation just 2 years old and our website is under development. below is our FB group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.templeofhumanity.org.au/
Navratri is a nine-day festival in which nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped. It is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by Hindus all across India with great fervour. There are a total of four Navratris in a year, but only two – Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri are celebrated widely. People in different parts of the country celebrate this same festival differently. Though they worship the same deity, performing different rituals.
‘Navratri’ in Sanskrit means ‘nine nights’. On these nine nights, people observe fast and offer special prayer to the ‘Nine Forms of Maa Durga’. Goddess Durga is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. She took the avatar of Devi Durga to destroy Mahishasura.
Garba dances celebrate fertility, honour womanhood, and pay respect to any of an array of mother goddesses. Traditionally, the dance is performed around a clay lantern with a light inside, called a Garbha Deep (\\\\\\\”womb lamp\\\\\\\”). This lantern represents life, and the fetus in the womb in particular. The dancers thus honor Durga, the feminine form of divinity. Garba is performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time.