Navaratri Festival 2019

Navaratri is one of the unique Hindu festivals.  Literally, “New Year’s Eve” means nine nights.  The festival is celebrated every year for nine nights in early October. To celebrate the three forms of the Supreme Gods, the Navratri festival is divided into three days for each of these forms.  On the first three days, Goddess Durga is offered.  She has the power to remove all evil, evil, and error.  During the next three days, Goddess Lakshmi is considered to be the giver of immortal wealth and auspiciousness to her devotees.  Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom, is worshiped during the last three days.  We need the three kinds of blessings of these three gods to make life successful in every way.  That is why worship is done for nine days.  Saraswati Pooja is usually performed on the last day of the Navaratri festival.

Navaratri Festival successfully organized the 2019/20 batch of University Of Vocational Technology. Our main purpose is understanding and enjoys the culture of Hindus better and it is our small effort to make strong our bonding with all the students and ignore all the differences between us. Religion purpose – Navarathiri festival is associated to the prominent battle that took place between Durga and demon Mahishasura and celebrates the victory of Good over Evil.

Navaratri Festival was held on 18th October 2019 at University new building. Vice-Chancellor, Director General, all Faculty Deans, All Head OF the Departments, all department lecturers, UOVT administration attended the occasion as the chief guests. And all students participated with us.

We  Decorated our hall with flowers, coconut leaves, banana trees, and kolam. Kolam is one of the good practices in Hindu culture. We believe that It gives good vibes for people and the environment. Also, we prepared meals like jaggery rice,  gram, wade, Pongal, aval some Hindus’  foods and shared with all.

Also, another of our customs is drawing vibhuti. Thirunir = (Sanskrit: vibhuti), also called Bhasma (ash), Vibhooti, is a word that has several meanings in Hinduism. Generally, it is used to denote the sacred ash which is made of burnt dried wood in Āgamic rituals. Hindu devotees apply vibhuti traditionally as three horizontal lines across the forehead and other parts of the body to honor Shiva. Vibhuti smeared across the forehead to the end of both eyebrows is called Tripundra. According to the MahaShiva Purana, the particles of ash which cling to the skin when tripundra is applied are to be considered as individual Lingams. The scriptures further state that bhasma purifies the soul, elevates the devotee of Shiva, and works done without wearing Bhasma are infructuous. There are various methods for the application of the ashes according to the Purana and various mantras to be recited during application. Another meaning of vibhuti is a ‘glorious form’, in contrast with Avatar, a reincarnation of Brahman. Bhagavata Theology describes a vibhuti as ‘incarnation of power’, which is only a temporary occasional manifestation such as when holy men are infused with divine virtues and qualities are infused. Aurobindo mentions a vibhuti as ‘the hero of a race’s struggle towards divine achievement, the hero in the Carlylean sense of heroism, a power of God in man.’

Welcome dance, Group dance, Group drama (that looks like a Navaratri story), Bajana, songs are just a few of our performances.

Media coverage for our Navaratri festival was successfully launched by the Vividra media club of the University Of Vocational Technology. Photography was done by Malisha Sanjana and arkam. Srinadarajan Kethika and Mohamad present as presenters. videography was done by vividra media club.

We enjoyed the culture and rituals of Hindus and it is our small effort to make strong our bondings with all the students and ignore all the without any differences between us.

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