Navarathri is an Indian Classical Dance Festival practiced in Malaysia. It is a festival dedicated to the divine female energy and supreme Mother Durga. ‘Nava’ means 9 and ‘Rathri’ means night. For 9 days and 9 nights, Indian Classical Dancers dance during this period in temples for the auspiciousness and blessings to be received bestowed upon them by the cosmic energy of Shakti. In celebration of Goddess Durga in 3 forms; Goddess Durga the first 3 days, Goddess Lakshmi the second 3 days and Goddess Sarawasti the last days culminating in Vijayadasami marking the symbol of victory over evil. Each day is represented by 9 different Goddesses.
The first day is dedicated to Durga in the form of Shailaputri a direct incarnation of Mahakali. Consort of Shiva as Parvati, riding a bull Nandi, trishula in her right hand and lotus in the left, the colour of the day is Red for energy and vigor.
17th October 2020