Navaratri / Navratri – Special Dishes

Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu deity Shakti. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshipped. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra.” – source Wiki
Celebrate your Navratri / Navaratri with the special dishes for the 9 Days Celebration for the Goddess.
Navaratri / Navratri Special dishes

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Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses.

First three days
The goddess is separated as a spiritual force called Durga was also known as Kali in order to destroy all our impurities. During these three days
neivedyam will have to be spicy, sour like Pulihora, Lemon and Sambar Rice
Second three days
The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees’ inexhaustible wealth, as she is the goddess of wealth. During these three days, neivedyam like Sakkarai Pongal, Kesari and Payasam is offered.
Final three days
The final set of three days is spent in worshiping the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. During these three days, neivedyam that is in white colour like Ven Pongal, Thiyar Sadam, Sago Payasam is offered.
In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine nights of worship.
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  1. Thank you so much for such a comprehensive wonderful article on Navatri. I wasn't aware of the fact that certain dishes had to be made on particular days! The best part about your posts are the warm amd lovely feeling of home, one gets while reading it. Keep up the good work 🙂

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