September 23, 2008

I was new to blogging during Navarathri festival last year.Though I posted recipes for the occasion I found out that there were lot of searches about the pooja procedures and from then I tried collecting whatever information I came across about the pooja.Finally I discussed with a friend who do the Navarathri Pooja in a traditional way and compiled the post.I hope these information will be useful for those in need of the pooja procedures.As Iam translating from Tamil,please excuse me if there are any mistakes and do let me know for the correction

Also read my previous post Facts on Navarathri Festival


Take a Marapalakai-wooden plank

Draw a Kolam

Place a banana leaf(the tip portion) and spread raw rice

Take a Sombu wrap thread,keep turmeric and kumkum pottu

Pour clean water to fill 3/4 of the Sombu

Add Vettiver,Cardamon,Pachai Karpuram,Javvadhu,Chandanam in the water

Drop a 1 rupee coin into the water

Place some Mango leaves on the Sombu along with coconut which is covered with turmeric powder-Manjal Thengai

This is the Kalasam for which we should do pooja for the 9 days with flowers,deepam and neivediyam along with Sundal and distribute it

In Vedic books the Goddess to be worshipped,the Flowers to be used,Kolam to be drawn,Neivediyam to be done,Raaga and Instruments to be used are also clearly given for each of the nine days.Eventhough we cannot follow them strictly we can atleast know the origin of these pooja and improve our knowledge.

My next post will have details on how to perform pooja for each of the 9 days


Sangeeth said...

Thanks girl! very useful indeed.especially for those who are away from their family and newly wed..and this includes me :)