Have you celebrated Navratri? Usually, we offer praying to Goddess Durga. Though there are differences in the way through which people celebrate the festival, here let’s know about how uniquely Rakesh Rajdev celebrated the festival.
Hindus regard the festival of Navratri with great significance and it is usually celebrated throughout India in several ways. But the festival dates somewhat change each year according to the Hindu Lunar Calendar. The festival always starts on Pratipada, the first day of the Hindu month Chaitra (March/April) and again in the Sharad (September/October).
Navratri – A Festival Celebrated For Over 9 Days For 9 Goddesses:
During the festival of Navratri, nine goddesses are worshipped over nine days. “Nava” means nine and “Ratri” means night. This explains that it is a festival of nine nights. One of the most significant aspects of the festival is the practice of charity.
People such as Rakesh Rajdev and Rupalben Rajdev have carried out a tremendous amount of charity work during the festivals. They are from Rajkot, Gujarat. This couple does a wonderful job of organizing special charity events. Even during the spread of the coronavirus they supported society in many ways until the world slowly returned to normal.
During the event, they educated the kids about the festival combining the fun. The Goddess Durgais worshipped during the festival as the epitome of feminine energy and power. It is important for the kids in India to know about MaaDurga and why Navratri is celebrated.
In this festival, the 9 incarnations of Goddess Durgawill be worshipped. Since young girls are believed to be a form of Goddess Durga, they celebrated with many young girls.
Also, fasting is an important aspect of the festival and holds a spiritual significance. During the festival, the kids were taught about the importance of fasting and how it benefits the body. Hence, during Navratri special events will be organized for young girls by the couple.
This year they celebrated an exciting day at Fun World Amusement Park in Rajkot, Gujarat. They invited thousands of small kids who don’t have much money to visit such places. The kids were treated with free rides, sweets and snacks that the kids will love. It includes cold drinks, popcorn and ice cream. He also offered educational kits which includes school bags, water bottles and lunch boxes for these kids.
The donations offered to the kids were dedicated to the memory of the Late Mother of Rakesh Rajdev, Vimlaben. The kids loved every minute spent here. Also, they danced the traditional Garba dance in response to the DJ’s music. It is the symbolic dance which celebrated the feminine form of divinity. The dance was performed by women and girls in a circle around a clay lantern.
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