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Why do we plant Barley (Jau) during the Navaratras?

It is rich in oxygen and therefore is a natural purifying agent. It cleanses heavy metals from the body which is essential for a healthy body.

On the first day of the Navaratri, grains of barley are planted in the Puja room of the house. A small bed of soil is prepared in which barley seeds are sown after the Puja has been performed. It is watered every day. After the Puja on the tenth day, the shoots are pulled out and given to devotees as a blessing of Devi Durga.

The origin of this custom can be traced to the Ramayana. According to it, Lord Rama prayed to the nine different forms of Devi to be able to kill Ravana. He then acquired the power to slay Ravana on the tenth day. which is day of Vijay-Dashami. Studies over the years have proven the sagacity of our forefathers. Science has now confirmed that these tiny green shoots are rich in vitamin A, C, K, B-complex and proteins.

Barley
Barley

They contain about seventeen amino acids and a high percentage of chlorophyll, which can tackle most of the blood/ hemoglobin related problems in the human body. It is rich in oxygen and therefore is a natural purifying agent. It cleanses heavy metals from the body which is essential for a healthy body.

Barley
Barley

Why do we celebrate Navaratri?

Navratri is one of the most significant festivals celebrated all across the world. This is also one of the most ancient festivals dating back to the time immortals. The legend associated with Navratri speaks about the great battle that took place between the powerful demon Mahishasura and Goddess Durga. Mahishasura had been granted immortality by Lord Brahma and had been told that he could only be defeated by a woman.

Navratri marks the victory of positivity over negativity. Navaratri is the ritual observance devoted towards the Mother of the Universe, Devi Durga. Moreover Devi Durga is the remover of all negativity and obstacles. On each day of Navaratri, different avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped.

Best Rudraksha for Navratri

During Navratri, we at Rudralife will be worshipping divine 9 Mukhi Rudraksha which are blessed by Devi Durga herself during our entire 10 day long Navchandi Puja. These Rudrakshas will be energised with powerful Devi Pujas and Mantras and are highly auspicious for blessings of Devi Durga in her nine magnificent forms.

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