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My Best Navratri In 2016

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by iyerviji, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. iyerviji

    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    This year was my best Navrathri. I started preparations for Navrathri before a month only. Wanted to give pearl chains toall the ladies. So made 55 to 60 pearl chains. Made chains for Ambal and decorated Durga Devi ,Lakshmi, Radha Krishna and another doll.

    My sister had sent to a trust in Thanjavur for annadanam and told them to send God's photo to my address. So a lady from there phoned and asked me which God I want. I told her to send Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvati. they sent me photo of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parameswaran's pattabhishekam. The photo was painted in a cloth. The photos I got before Navrathri. Lakshmi and Saraswati I attached to a cardboard and kept in my God's stand. Lord Parameswar's pattabhishekam I attached to a cardboard box and kept for Golu. So could not make much steps. Kept only Radhakrishna, Lakshmi, th edoll I decorated and Marapachi and Ganpathi with Kalasam in the middle.I will post in the appropriate forum my Golu. Arranged electric lamps too. These photos have been done pooja , so my sister was saying it is very auspicious.

    Everyday morning made a sweet and evening chundal. This year all my chundals came out nicely and some friends appreciated too. Some liked the chains very much and were saying it matched their saree the onewhich they got. Some told me whydont you start business. Since I had told everyone to come anyday everyday someone or other visited. So felt happy

    Till Saturday all my pearl chains got over. On Sunday, 9th October a group of nine ladies from a bajan group were going to come and I had to make chains. So I bought some ready made chains and in between added different pearls and made chains because it will be easier to make the chains since already the pearls are there in the thread , after that removed the old thread. That day made some 12 chains and again yesterday made five more pearl schains and a necklace for my brother in law's son's grand daughter. Also for another brothe rin law's grand daughter since it was her birthday though I had already given her for Navrathri.

    Except a few who were not well everyone whom I invited attended the Golu . Everyone from my building came and liked th epearl chains. I made different type of chains. All were not the same.

    Those who invited me I went int he morning and evening attended to ladies who came home. After lunch at 2.30 used to keep for the chundal and by 4 keep ready the vethilai pakku , etc with the chains put in a nice bag so that it will be easy togive when they come Some days it was very hectic . My husband's friend and like a father figure to everyone and 93 years old also came with a stick climbing the two floors and blessed us. Also my brother who is 85 years old came with my niece.

    With Devi's blessings and elder's blessings and best wishes from everyone my Navrathri turned out the best. Today had gone for Narayaneeyam so felt happy that I could read there and go to the temple though since I was tired because of the nine days, also no rest duirng the nine days in the afternoon my eyes were dozing in between
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  2. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:@iyerviji

    A super narration short and sweet in plain prose that makes you amiable to any reader .
    But then you begin “this year” referring to not 2020 but 2016 - bit enigmatic - when you presented pearl garland to your visiting friends during the Navarathri evenings.

    2. This narration looks an introspection for impending celebration of Navarathri Festival that commences on coming Sunday the 18th, October, 2020.

    3. It also indicates for impending festival, possibility of more elegant steps arrangement improvised with available boxes and some furniture instead ready made Dixon slotted angles.

    4. It is a great idea to donate for annadanam and keep ready the precious item of presents to offer to visiting guests along with betal Leaves Arica nuts and in ziplock Sundal -ஸூண்டல்-
    stuffed.

    5. You may also be practsing some new sthothrams and shlokas that praises and eulogises goddesses Durga, Lakshmi & Saraswathi.
    (I tried in vain to copy here the image of Pooja Saraswathi with musical instrument Veena captured during last year festival time . Hence added separately in the following FB window/box).

    Wish you & all your family members HAPPY NAVARATHRI.

    THANKS AND REGARDS.

    GOD IS GODDESS & Goddess is God and they are two in one.
     
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    Goddess Kalaivani Saraswathi the lover of Rag Kalavati sitting over our family Books including Cheque Books. In this arrangement the Veena instrument head placed to the left of Saraswathi idol so that asShe lifts to play it, the head will be resting on her left shoulder.
     
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    :hello:if you ladies young or old might like to refresh the nitty gritty of மடிசார் for draping in ensuing navarathri, here is a tutorial in u tube:
     
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    Thankyou bro for your detailed feedback
    This year due to Corona ladies may not come for haldi kumkum. But will keep a simple golu.

    Thanks for your wishes and wish you and your family Happy Navratri
     
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    Thanks for the divine darshan
     
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    Thanks bro
     
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    Happy Navaratras to all.
     
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    In addition to garlic, onion, grains and salt, people should completely abstain from non-vegetarian food during the course of this festival.
     

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