Today is Ayuda Pooja , 9th day of Dasarah or Navratri festival

@kiran8 (15399)
Mangalore, India
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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@shubhu3 (21197)
• New Delhi, India
29 Sep 17
Happy Navmi.
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
29 Sep 17
Wishing you the same Shubhu
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@shubhu3 (21197)
• New Delhi, India
29 Sep 17
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@LadyDuck (182239)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 17
I have heard about this 10 day celebration. I wish you a Happy Festival.
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
29 Sep 17
Thanks a lot Anna , tomorrow will be the last final day
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@ilocosboy (38871)
• Philippines
29 Sep 17
Happy festival in your place
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
29 Sep 17
Thanks a lot
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@Teekaaa (6190)
• India
29 Sep 17
Happy Durga Puja.!!!
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
29 Sep 17
I wish you the same
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@kepweng (19182)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
29 Sep 17
nice photo and happy festival in india what is the main religion of india?
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
29 Sep 17
Thanks a lot, yes it is one of our major festivals along with Deepavavali which comes in October
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
16 Oct 17
I wish you a happy festival.
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
16 Oct 17
Thanks a lot, now we are awaiting Deepavali on the 18th which is the major festival in India and is celebrated for almost a week
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
16 Oct 17
@kiran8 Such a great culture. I love the Indian cultures and festival, but the most scary one is the ritual were a woman had to walk on coal of fire, have seen it in movies, don't know if it happens in real life.
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@kiran8 (15399)
• 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..
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@sol_cee (18077)
• Bermuda
30 Sep 17
No work, no class?
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
30 Sep 17
Schools are closed until next Monday ..
@sol_cee (18077)
• Bermuda
10 Oct 17
@kiran8 Wow! Happy students. And teachers. lol
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
11 Oct 17
@sol_cee yes now back to school everyone until Diwali festivals next week ...
@wongchoiyee (7443)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 17
Happy Vijayadashami to you!
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
16 Oct 17
Thank you
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• United States
15 Oct 17
I missed this one dear friend. I hope it was a happy time for you.
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
15 Oct 17
It was Tiara because of the 2 weeks vacation when I got to visit my mother and sisters family
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@avi256 (4386)
• 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..
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
16 Oct 17
I agree, Navratri is celebrated by all Indians with lots of fanfare.I like both Deepavali and Navratri because they are both fun filled festivals.
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@jstory07 (71167)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Sep 17
I hope you have a nice ten day festival and thanks for sharing this with us.
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@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
30 Sep 17
Thank you, today is the final day , I am now going to the temple and then to a friend's place for a special vegetarian lunch ..have a nice day.