Why should the tide be raised in Navratri, know its religious significance

Navratri festival has special significance in Hinduism. This year Sharadiya Navratri is starting from 26 September 2022. Nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped in Navratri and they are fasted according to the rituals. During the nine days of Navratri, people light a Akhand Jyoti in their homes. Along with this, nine forms of Mata […]
 


Why should the tide be raised in Navratri, know its religious significance

Navratri festival has special significance in Hinduism. This year Sharadiya Navratri is starting from 26 September 2022. Nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped in Navratri and they are fasted according to the rituals. During the nine days of Navratri, people light a Akhand Jyoti in their homes. Along with this, nine forms of Mata Rani are worshipped. The establishment of Kalash and Juwara i.e. barley is of great importance in Navratri.

Barley is planted on the first day of Navratri along with Ghatasthapana i.e. the establishment of the Kalash. It is said that without this the worship of Mata Ambe remains incomplete. Along with the establishment of the Kalash, the tradition of sowing barley has been going on for a long time. Let us know today why barley is sown in Navratri and what is the religious belief behind it.

Why is sorghum sown?

Barley is considered a symbol of Lord Brahma. According to mythology, when Lord Brahma created the universe, the first crop ‘barley’ was grown in the vegetation. That is why on the first day of Navratri, barley is first worshiped at the time of establishment and is also installed in the Kalash.

Along with Gaurivrat, sorghum is grown and worshiped in Jayaparvati’s fast. Jowar is considered to be the first crop of the universe, so whenever deities are worshipped or a havan is performed, sherbet is offered. It is also said that barley is equal to Anna Devi i.e. Brahma and Anna should always be respected. That is why barley is used in worship.

Navratri tide gives this sign

Barley planted at the time of Kalash installation in Navratri germinates in two-three days, but if it does not germinate, it is not a good sign for you in future. It is believed that if it does not germinate even after two-three days, it means that you will get its fruits only after hard work.

Apart from this, if the barley has grown but its color is half yellow from the bottom and half green from the top, then it means that half of the next year will be good for you, but later you will have to face trouble. On the other hand, if your sown barley grows in full green color then it is considered very auspicious. It means that the worship performed by you has been successful. The coming year will be full of happiness for you.

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