Dashain

by samyak

IMAGES OF DURGA

With the approach of Dashain , the biggest festival of the Nepalese, Goddess Durga is worshipped and is offered many animal sacrifices. Goddess Durga manifests herself in many forms and numerous temples house the various forms of the Goddess. As people flock in temples to worship their revered Goddess Durga, you can take a peek into the famous temples of the Goddess in Kathmandu , which for you now, is just a click away. This Online Darshan will give you the opportunity to pay respect to the Goddesses in the auspicious occasion of Dashain.
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Nava Durga:
In Dashain, the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped as each Goddess known as devis are famous for their different aspects and power. The images of all these forms emanating from Goddess Durga can be found in the Shovabhagwati Temple. The dance of Nava Durga begins each year during Dashain. The Nava Durga, together with four attendant Gods dance the step of tradition. It is believed that in many of her aspects, the Goddess will come down to inhabit the body of a dancer to be worshipped……
Nava Rath:
For the first nine days of Dashain, there has been a tradition of taking holy bath in nine places; this is referred as the ‘Navrath’. Pilgrims throng to various river confluences early in the morning and sacred shrines in the evening…….Asta Matrika:
Goddess Durga also appears as eight separate Goddesses; the Asta Matrika or the eight mothers……