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Thread: Navarathri Golu

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    Navarathri Golu


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    NAVARATHRI GULU
    The golu is displayed during Navarathri. Obvisously it has got some thing to do with Navarathri. Hence Firstly it is important to know what the Navarathri signifies.
    It is told that Navarathri denotes the nine days the Goddess fought to do away with the Mahishasura who had obtained a boon that no man or God or devil can kill him. The asura since became more powerful and posed a threat to all other beings had to be done away with. Hence The Goddess Durga was persuaded to kill the asura for which all the other gods / goddesses and devine beings rendered their weapons and prowess manifested on the Goddess Durga. The story goes on to say that the first three days the goddess fought alone, the second three days the Goddess Lakhsmi and third three days Goddess Saraswathi joined the fight against the asura and finally the asura was killed. The story in short tells the world that to win over someone in war all the resources like the physical prowess, the material resources and the knowledge power ( represented by Goddesses Parvathi, Lakshmi and Saraswathi) should be harnessed together and made to act in unison with the support of all ( as the weapons / prowess of all Gods were manifested in Goddess Durga).
    The Golu therefore symbolically reminds us of this theme that the resources of all kinds should be collected, readied and worked together if you have to win over your enemy or in other words for accomplishing our goals for our day to day personal / professional life). The displayed dolls depicts any thing and every thing including those of gods/goddess, men and women of all professions, animals of all kinds, all utility items, vegetables, vehicles, or any thing that you can imagine, since all those around us are our resources and we should learn to use them to our advantage. On the last day of the golu there is a practice of putting all dolls in lying down position to remind us that the fighters deserve rest after winning the war. The Ayudha pooja on the last day signifies this too apart from reminding that all your weapons and equipment should be serviced and kept in operational readiness after each cycle of operation and the next day the Vidhyarambam signifies that the process of learning is life long and we should continue to learn new things and from our previous experiences.
    The Festival therefore is not merely a religious ritual but is an universal lesson for all.


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    thank very much
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