Author: A Composition
Publisher: Music Today
ISBN/UPC (if available): CDD06021
Navaratri is Celebrated four times a year. They are Ashada Navaratri, the Sharada Navaratri, the Maha Navaratri and the Vasantha Navaratri. Among these, the Sharada Navaratri of the month of Puratashi and the Vasantha Navaratri of the Vasantha kala are very important. According to Agni purana, it is said that the Puratashi and Panguni (vasantha kala) (as per Hindu calender) i e Aashwin (September-October) and Chaitra (March-April) are the two months when the festival of Navaratri is celebrated. A similar analogy is presented in the Devi Bhagwatam (Durga Saptashati, 700 verses on Durga), which says that Lord Rama meditated and fasted for nine days after his wife Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. These two months are like the two jaws of Yama (i e escape death), then one should celebrated Navaratri on these two occasions.
The Tale of Shri Navaratri Fast
(including Bhagwati Stuti
The Fast of Navaratri and Method of Kumari Puja
(including Aarti of Devi Durga)