Shardiya Navratri is here!
Everybody is getting into a festive mood. Navratri, a festival dedicated to nine major forms of Maa Durga, is celebrated all over India for nine days. It is a part of our highly enriched culture and exposure to this kind of right cultural environment is crucial for your children in shaping their overall personality and character. If you want your child to be comprehensive towards the cultural environment and widen up their cultural view, allowing them to embrace the virtues of cultural diversity would be the best way out.
Parevartan school in their way of bringing out the best in their students has arranged an event throughout nine days to embrace all the nine avatars of goddess Durga collectively known as Navdurga in their preschool section called 'Prarambh'.
Goddess Shailputri is the first manifestation of Goddess Durga. She is served pure desi ghee as bhog. The color of the day is orange which signifies energy and happiness.
The second day marks Durga's second avatar as goddess Brahmacharini. She is served a bhog of sugar and fruits. The color of the day is white which signifies peace and purity.
The third day of Navratri is of Goddess Chandraghanta. She is pleased with kheer or sweets made from milk. The color of the day is red which signifies beauty and fearlessness.
People worship Goddess Kushmanda on this day. Devotees observe a fast on this day and offer malpua as bhog. The color of the fourth day is royal blue which stands for good health and wealth.
Goddess Skandmata is the fifth avatar of Durga. Devotees offer bananas to the goddess. Yellow is the color for the fifth day which signifies brightness and happiness.
On the sixth day, Goddess Katyayani is worshipped. She is served honey as prasad. The color green for the sixth day signifies new beginnings and growth.
The seventh manifestation of Goddess Durga is Goddess Kaalratri. She is offered jaggery as prasad on the day. The color of the day is grey which stands for strength and transforming.
The eighth day marks Durga's eighth avatar as Goddess Mahagauri. She is served a bhog of coconut. Purple is the color of the day that signifies the power of intellect and peace.
The ninth day is the last day of Navratri and Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped. Goddess Siddhidatri is served til or sesame seeds as bhog. The color of the day is peacock green and it is believed to fulfill the desires of devotees.
Proper awareness of one's culture plays a very important role in a child's development and making your kid learn about these at such a small age can help them build their own identity. Educating your children about their culture at a young age builds a sense of responsibility to protect and carry on this rich heritage. Parevartan's Prarambh with their initiative to arrange events on Navratri for preschool students opens the door for further cultural exploration for your kids. Culture adds color to one’s life. Be it through festivals or different events, you are bound to make life much more exciting for your children by introducing them to their roots, their culture. Come take a look and let your children enjoy it.