Dasara – Navarathri – October 6/7th – October 14/15th 2021

Dasara is celebrated all over India as a religious as well as a social festival. Nava means nine and rathri means night and so Navarathri means nine nights. Some call it as Navarathri, some as Vijaya Dashami, and some as Dussehra. Doesn’t matter what you call, does it?

This year Dasara is celebrated from October 6th  October 14th 2021 in USA and October 7th October 15th 2021 in India. Please check the dates in the country you are residing.

From day one of the festival, it is customary to keep a Kalasha (ಕಲಶ), this is filled with water(ನೀರು) and 4 betel leaves(ವೀಳೆದೆಲೇ) are arranged as shown below in the pictures.Apply Haldi (ಆರಿಶಿನ) , Kumkum(ಕುಂಕುಮ), and flowers, gejje vastra (ಗೆಜ್ಜೆ ವಸ್ತ್ರ) as shown again. This Kalasha is kept in front of the Pattada Gombe (ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ) which is given during the marriage to the bride. This ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ signifies Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavathi. Again, see pictures below. These ಪಟ್ಟದ ಗೊಂಬೆ are decorated with different jewelery, crown, bangles, dresses every few years.

If you are keeping an elaborate Gombe (Dolls), than the Kalasha and the Pattada Bombe are placed on the top shelf. And all other arrangements follow next.

Even though all the 10 days and nine nights are important, there are a few major days where pooja is done with great devotion and pomp.

Devotional Songs for Dasara:

Dasara Pictures around the world:

Food Prepared during Dasara

Other links posted on the blog:

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mamatha S on October 10, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Very nice tysm madam namaste

    On Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 9:34 PM Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu wrote:

    > meeraghu posted: ” Dasara is celebrated all over India as a religious as > well as a social festival. Nava means nine and rathri means night and so > Navarathri means nine nights. Some call it as Navarathri, some as Vijaya > Dashami, and some as Dussehra. Doesn’t matter what yo” >

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  2. Posted by Revathi on October 6, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Hello Meera

    Pls give us the breakdown of dates like when is Sarawathi Pooja, Durgashtami, etc. You normally give this every year, can we have this year too.

    Thanks
    Reeva

    Reply

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