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Basically my sister wants to go a navratri program in ma school with ehr frends cept things is i dont think its very right and keep tryna explain to her thats its not summit that a sikhi should do, we're not "sikh" but i hope to take amrit in the future, :D ... its jus i dont no wa to say to her should i jus let her cos to me it seems lik a hindu ritual thts kinda pointless... :D thanx in advance

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If you want to know, just type Navratri into google.com

For example, this is what I found off of wikipedia using the search engine google.

Navratri, Navaratri or Navaratra is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava - Nine and Ratri - nights. The following 9 forms of goddesses are worshipped during these nine days: Durga, Bhadrakali, Amba or Jagadamba, Annapurna, Sarvamangala, Bhairavi, Chandika or Chandi, Lalita, and Bhavani. The festival is celebrated for nine nights twice every year during mid-March and the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the Hindu lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less depending on the calendar.

Navratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses. On the first three days, the goddess is invoked as a powerful spiritual force called Durga in order to destroy all our impurities, vices and defects. During the next three days, the Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees inexhaustible wealth. The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the consort of brahma as the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine nights of worship.

During Navratri, some devotees of Durga observe a fast and prayers are offered for the protection of health and property. A period of introspection and purification, Navratri is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures.

On the tenth day of October Navratri, the holiday of Dussehra, an effigy of Ravana is burnt to celebrate the victory of good (Rama) over evil.

Navratri is also significant in a large part of indian homes, for the nine nights of the mother goddess who appears in 9 forms, each one being worshipped for a day. The nine forms signify various traits that the goddess influences us with. The Devi Mahatmya and other texts invoking the Goddess who vanquished demons are cited.

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just ask ur sister what it is? and why is she trying to go? if she can answer these two...thn ask her who is she/what is she? and have her think about it. give her your views. ifshe still wants to go...umm i guess u should let her go. if u wana make her mad...and have her thank ur or hate u later on then dont let her go. it is confusin to what one can do in these situations. there are so many excuses and things u can come up to go to these things.

im gona be honst here. i didnt know about this...but yea i have been to some dandiyz stuff with friends :D ... its because my parents didnt care and no one evr told me if it was wrong or right thing to go to. its something we thought would be fun to go to and see what people do(been two yrs) anyways all i did was sit there and watch people make fool of themselves...but some enjoyed their selz! i jus observed...tried to learn somethin out of all that :D one was boring and the otehr one was ok!(had old people to talk to ..the ones who couldnt dance lol)

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WJKK WJKF

I no how you feel penji!! Ma rentz gonna take me to one! I think its still happenin. But i just gonna stand in outside with a massive dastar!!!! He He He...

WJKK WJKF

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wats the point going if she not gna partake wud be abit boring dnt u think lol

is navrati the 1 were they go to "pull" people of the opposite sex?

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is navrati the 1 were they go to "pull" people of the opposite sex?
now i've heard that somewhere before grin.gif

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my opinion is if its not promoting anything bad then let her go. Nothing wrong in learning about other cultures. Quite interesting actually!

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From what the male hindu's from my college have told me i would be worrried, most of the young men at this event only go because there will be girls there. You can guess were im leading to. Im not trying to stigmatise anyone just let you know what ive been told.

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Just tell your sister, to ask her friends to come to the Gurdwara sit and listen to the bani, and have fresh langar, and learn about OUR religion, and then she will consider going to her little party night, whatever you want to call it. :TH:

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Just tell your sister, to ask her friends to come to the Gurdwara sit and listen to the bani, and have fresh langar, and learn about OUR religion, and then she will consider going to her little party night, whatever you want to call it. :TH:
ur the man d_oh.gif

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I do apologise for bumping this really old thread, however this is one of the top results appearing in Google when searching for sikh navratri. Therefore I am posting this reply in case someone comes across this topic using Google (or perhaps other search engines):

 

 

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