Navratri is the detoxification of body, mind and soul. The nine days purification process is observed twice in a year, at the start of summer and winter. Chaitra Navratri is observed at the start of the summer for preparing the body to tolerate summer.

Body detoxification involves special Navratri diet principles of eating less, once a day with no cereals. In Navratri diet flour is replaced with Kuttu (winter) or Singhara (summer) flour; pulses with amaranth or Rajgiri and Rice with Samak rice.

Mental and soul detoxification involves practicing Yoga Sadhna as described in nine forms of Durga, one worshipped each day.

1. Maha Gauri is worshipped on the Eight Day of Navratri.

2. SHE looks as white as moon and jasmine. White means purity of mind.

3. She has three Eyes and four hands. SHE is dressed in a white sari.

4. SHE holds a drum and a trident and is often depicted riding a bull (control over the desires)

5. Her above left hand is in fearless pose and she holds ‘Trishul’ in her lower left hand.

6. Her above right hand has tambourine and lower right hand is in blessing Mudra.

Spiritual message on the 8th Navratri: By the 8th day of spiritual; detoxification once gets purity of mind.

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