Navratri


Navratri and Dussehra are the most Famous Indian festival of joy and celebration Beginning from the first day of the bright fortnight of Ashwin (according to Hindu calendar and usually falls in October), the festival of Navratri lasts for nine nights. This festival is dedicated to the worship of Mother Goddess and her nine forms. People sow seeds on the first day, consecrate the planets, watch the sprouting and worship Goddess Durga during this festival. The last three days are especially considered most important. Devotees recite Devi Mahatmya in the praise of the Goddess. On the tenth day, Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana and the large effigies of the demon-king Ravaha, his huge brother Kumbhkaran and his son Meghnad are burnt as symbolic of getting rid of evils from the world. These effigies have fireworks are burnt by a character playing Lord Rama in the Rama Leela who shoots the burning arrows on the effigies.
 
Navratri in Gujarat (India) holds a special significance and the Rasa and Garba dances by men and women of all sects to please the Goddess. The Rasa has its origin in the life scenes of Lord Krishna and is associated with the agricultural rites while Garba is performed only by men and is related with the fertility cult or the mother aspect of Navratri. In northern India, rigorous fasts are observed during Navaratri followed by celebrations on the tenth day while in western India, both men and women participate in special dances for the day. In the south, Dusshera is very popular while in the east, the seventh to the tenth days of Durga Puja are celebrated with much vigor and enthusiasm. Besides the Garba Dance of Gujarat, the most popular events on the auspicious occasions of Navratri are Ramlila of Varanasi, Dusshera of Mysore and Durga Puja of Bengal.
 

Dussehra


Navratri and Dussehra are the most Famous Indian festival of joy and celebration Dussehra is celebrated all over the country, to memorialize the victory of goodness over evil. The festival has now become symbolic of the message that truth always triumphs. It is celebrated in September-October, according to the Gregorian calendar or you can say in the month of Aswin, according to the Hindu calendar. It aims to remind people that whatever be the situation, the supremacy of truth will always remain. It is also like an advice to people to follow the path of ‘dharma’. On this occasion, people celebrate their happiness by feasting, exchanging gifts and good wishes.
On Dusshera, you can send good wishes to your loved ones through several means, the most convenient and easy of them being greeting cards. Sending cards is not only the oldest, but also one of the best ways to convey heartfelt wishes to near and dear ones, on festive occasions like Dussehra. Several kinds of cards, specially made for this occasion, can be found in the famous card galleries. Apart from greeting cards, you can also use e-cards on Dussehra. Read on for advices on how to send cards on the festival.
 

Dussehra Greeting Cards

 

Dussehra Gift Galleries

 
With the increasing market competition amongst gift galleries, the recognized gift galleries have come up with cards on special occasions other than birthdays and anniversaries. The introduction of greetings on the theme of festivals such as Dussehra is obviously not very new. However, this has indeed given you an edge over small stores that have limited options. So you can now head to any reputed greeting card store and chose a spiritual Dusshera card with an inspiring message and send it your dear ones.
 

Dussehra E-Cards

 
E-cards are also a very convenient means of sending your good wishes and messages on this occasions. Various websites offer you e-card without charging a penny. It is also a more fast and reliable means of sending greetings to your loved ones. You can get variety of animated and designer cards on internet which can also be personalized. It is also a hassle free means of wishing your dear ones.
Homemade Dussehra Greeting Cards
 
If you have time and you want to show a little creativity, you can also design the card yourself. You simply need to take a cardboard paper, photos of Ram and Sita and customize it with a message. Your message must be spiritual and inspiring. This will give a personal touch to your wishes.

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