A Tribute to our Eternal Guru
This festival name can be explained as 'Nava'
meaning nine and 'Rathiri' meaning night. This festival is celebrated for nine days by decorating the idol of mother in
the sanctum sactorum in different postures.
This portrayal shows the mother in the Sanctum sanctorum being decorated as Shiv Linga(Lord of Destruction as by Indian
Myth).This is to reveal that mother takes the wholesome resposibility of both being a saviour and destructor.
This portrayal shows the mother in the
Sanctum sanctorum being decorated as Kanchi Kamakshi(another form of mother).This is to reveal that mother is one and the
same though she is worshipped in different places by different names.
This posture of mother is the one that
describes the way, mother looks like during the process of destructing evils.This posture of mother is called as 'KALI'
meaning The destructor of Evils.
Mother in this picture is decorated as Lord
Krishna(An Incarnation of the Saviour Lord as by Indian Myth). This is to emphasis the fact that she is the creator, she is
the destroyer as well she is the saviour of all of us the living creatures.
Mother in this picture is portrayed as
demising an Asura(personification of evil),which conveys the message to the mankind that mother never let any form of evil
This picture portrays mother as DhakshinaMoorthy(Lord of Wisdom as by Indian Myth). This Portrayal very well conveys the
purpose of mother's incarnation as His Holiness Shri Bangaru Adigalaar. This portrayal gives the message that mother is
guru,Guru is Mother.
This portrayal has the significance of picturing mother as the lady of curing medical ailments.This posture of mother is
the most commonly worshipped deity.This portrayal is same as the Mother of Health as described in the Western World.|
|This portrayal shows mother as Alagar(Incarnation of Lord
Saviour as Horse Rider) to show the equality mother emphasises on.|
In this Portrayal mother has been decorated as Lord Balaji a
profound deity of India.This decoration has been made in accordance with the mass appeal of the wholesome mankind.
The significant part
of this festival his litting of agandam (a flake submerged in oil kept in mud container) by His Holiness Shri Bangaaru
Adigalaar in Arul nilai. Everyone is allowed to pour oil to the lamp
without any difference. This lamp burns on through out the nine days of the festival. This holy oil has behaved as
medicine for many ailments.
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