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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Navratri Songs - Aartis - Aartis - Chants

Jai Matadi

At the end of the post you will find a list of videos of Navratri songs, Aartis and Chants. Most of them will be with the lyrics in English Text and Hindi Script. More songs and Aartis will be added on regular basis.

Navratri is a festival celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm. Navratri means Nine nights.
Nava = 9 and ratri (ratri) meaning nights. Nine nights of festival for the people and Nine nights of great importance for devotees of Maa or Mataji (Divine Mother) (the female aspect of Divine) and spiritual seekers.

Navratri Date

The dates of Navratri are determined by the Hindu Lunar calendar. It begins with the begining of Ashwin month that is, first of Ashwin is the first day of Navratri and 9th day of Ashwin is the last night of Navratri. The tenth day is Dussera or Vijayadashmi is also a very auspicious day and celebrated on large scale. So there are 10 continuous days of celebrations with the start of Ashwin month.

According to Roman calendar the Navratri Date 2009 is 19th September 2009, which is Saturday. So the first day of Navratri in 2009 is 19th September and the last ninth day is 27th September. Dussera or Vijayadashmi date 2009 is 28th September.

Navratri Dates for next few years

2010 - 8 October Friday
2011 - 28 September Wednesday
2012 - 16 October Thursday
2013 - 5 October Saturday
2014 - 25 September Thursday
2015 - 13th October Thursday

Navratri in Gujarat

Navratri is one of the most loved festivals in Gujarat. Apart from the Bhakti (Devational) aspect of the nine days and nights of devotion and spiritual rituals. The festival is celebrated with tradational ritual dances called garbas, raas and dandiya. People dressed in vibrant color clothes, appear in huge numbers at so many different venues to take part in the festival of music and dance.

Video clip below will give one an idea what it looks like. The video clip is of the garba and raas celebration at a popular venue in Vadodra (Baroda) city of Gujarat.

Above videos shows the modern celebrations of Navratri in Gujarat State, India.

Navratri Raas Garba

In huge grounds and open spaces at various locations in cities and villages of Gujarat, the celebrations take place. In the center of the ground, a picture or idol of divine mother is placed. Aarti of Divine Mother is performed in the begining. After the aarti tradional and modern songs, called garba songs are played. Various people from various locations starts the dance in choreographic pattern. It looks amazing to see so many dancers, dancing together in concentric circles. Waves of dancers moving in circles. For nine full days people celebrate Navratri dancing for about 3 or more hours each night.

In most cities raas garba teaching classes starts operating before a month of Navratri, which teaches steps of raas garba dance. The garba lovers, flock to these dancing classes to learn and take lessons in Garba steps and dances.

The garbas and raas, the traditional dances of Navratri are so popular among the Gujaratis that most of the weddings has a separate day just for raas garba. Invitees comes dressed in vibrant colored clothes. Dance to the tune of garba songs, eat dinner and leave for home. This takes place wherever Gujaratis are in large numbers in countries like US and Uk, in weddings and other cultural events . The post of a popular garba song Sanedo Sanedo has videos of such celebrations form different countries.

Navrtri Aartis List videos

Arati - Mahalakshmi Maa With lyrics in English text and Hindi Script

Durgaji Ki Aarti - Narendra Chanchal - Jai Mata Di

Mein To Aarti Utharoon Re Santoshi Mata Ki

Durga Maa - Aarti - video

Jay Adhyashakti - Amba ma ni Arti - Bipin Sathiya

Shri Santoshi Mata Ji - with lyrics

Navratri songs and Bhajans Video list

Mera Jeevan Teri Sharan - Jagjit Singh - with lyrics mp3 download

Bhairavi bhajan - Pandit Jasraj - Indian Classical Music

Jai Mata Di - Bhajan Sukhwinder Singh

Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hain - Navratri Bhakti Song - devotional song by Narendra Chanchal, Mahendra Kapoor & Asha Bhosle.

Maa Teriya Chunniya Laal - from the album De Charna Da Pyar - devotional song by Sardool Sikande

Mere Mann ke Andh Tamas - Jagjit Singh Bhajan

Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliye - Narendra Chanchal & Mohammed Rafi

Navratri songs from Hindi movies - bollywood

Durga Hain Meri Maa - Mahendra Kapoor - from the movie Kranti (1981)

Gunji Angna Mein Shehnai - Gunje Aangan Main Shahnai from new bollywood film Life Partnar by Sunidhi Chauhan

Gujarati Garba Raas Songs videos list

Maa Pava Te Gadh Thi - Gujarati Garba Song - Lyrics

Sanedo Gujarati popular Garba song

Ganpati Ayo - Ganpati song for Navratri Garba

Navratri Garba Choreography - We don't see this very often

Navratri Chalisa of Divine Moter

Sri Durga Chalisa

Mata Gayatri Chalisa

Sri Maha Lakshmi Chalisa

Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam

Shree Durga Maa Chalisa - Anuradha Paudwal - Lyrics

Matai Sahashranaama videos for Navratri list

Sri Lalita Sahasranamam -- Dhyanam

Navratri Chants

Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Maa Durga Mantra Jai Mata Di

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