Two popular forms of Adi-Shakti worshipped during Navratra

The 9 days of Navratri each have their own significance and has its own specialty

Navratri is all here and along with all the Dandiya, Garba and pujas, aarti and also time for a lot of learning.
 
The 9 days of Navratri each have their own significance and has its own specialty.
 
This 9-day  long festival is one of the most significant and celebrated by Hindus all across India with great pomp and show.
 
There are a total of four Navratris in a year, but only two are widely celebrated that is  Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri.
 
And, also they are 9 forms of Shakti, but only two are widely popular that is Ma Durga and Ma Amba.
 
Ma Durga is one of the most popular and well known form of Adi- Shakti. Ma Durga is the presiding avatar of Bengal and she is known as the purest form of Shakti.
 
Ma Durga is the one who massacre the demon Mahisasura with  her power knows no bounds. Durga was born when Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar were troubled by the enormities of Mahishasura and even the trio combined powers could nothing to stop him.
 
It was at this crucial juncture that Shakti given life to one of her form that is born from the anger and helplessness of these three Gods along with the anger, Durga.
 
Mata Amba, also known as Jagdamba is another popular form of Shakti and is widely considered to be the mother of the universe.
 
Mata Amba is majorly worshipped in Gujarat and some other western, north-eastern parts of India.
 
A form of Shakti, Mata Amba is just another name for Ma Durga.
 
In Maharashtra, Ambe Ma is worshipped as Ambabai and is believed to be the Goddess who inspired Shivaji.

Nistha Jain

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