Today is Ayuda Pooja , 9th day of Dasarah or Navratri festival
September 29, 2017 1:14am CST
Today we celebrate Ayuda Pooja , which means worshipping the instruments and tools. Tomorrow will be the final day called Vijayadashami , which means the tenth victorious day. The festival denotes the destruction of evil forces by goddess Durga or Shakti , who is Lord Shiva's wife . Together they are the most powerful couple according to Hindu mythology. After battling with the evil forces for 8 days , goddess Durga destroys them and on the day of Ayuda Pooja , she lays down her weapons , gets them cleaned of all evil influences . And , the victory was celebrated by everyone on the 10th day which is tomorrow. We clean the house and vehicles and adorn the instruments and vehicles with kumkum and turmeric paste and flowers.
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• Mangalore, India
16 Oct 17
@Lizirazo It happens in real life in remote places and it is more an ancient tribal ritual not part of Hinduism. Since most of these Tribal folk follow Hinduism, also keep up wit their own rituals , it causes confusion.Both men and women walk on coals and I have seen it happen once. The most amazing part is that except for a few blisters , there are no other external burns..
• Pune, India
2 Oct 17
Navratri is my favorite festival, specially the last 3 days...I like more than Diwali....the beautiful idols, the Bhog, the decorations, the night awakenings, going to temples, the music, the Garba...its all so enlightening and enthralling..