For Hindus, it is associated with the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after his 14 years of exile and victory over the demon Ravana. On that day, he was welcomed to the kingdom of Ayodhya with rows of Deep, lightened throughout the kingdom. Thus, there is a tradition of lighting oil lamps that symbolize the victory of good over evil and freedom from spiritual darkness.
Adi Parasakthi the Goddess, Devi is the Supreme Being. She is also popularly referred to as "Adi Shakti", "Parama Shakti", "Maha Shakti", "Mahadevi", or even simply as "Shakti". "Parama" means absolute, "Satya" means the Truth as per many shakta texts and Adi Parashakti is the original creator, observer and destroyer of the whole universe.
Amavasya, or Amavasi, is the name of new moon night in Hindu religion. It is the first night of the first quarter of the lunar month. Since the moon is invisible on the day, Amavasya is also referred as no moon night. Amavasi holds great importance in Hinduism. Many Hindus choose this day to make offering (tharpanam) to the dead ancestors. There is also an ongoing debate whether Amavasya is auspicious or inauspicious.
Reports added dolls like animals, birds should be kept in last row. Dolls like chettiar, conductor, like normal human beings should be in the next step. Dolls like Ramana, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, other Mahans should be kept next and dolls like incarnations Dasavathara, Krishna, Rama should be kept next.
Goddess Laxmi is the symbol of prosperity, the Shakti who brings prosperity. During the next three days, Goddess Durga is worshiped in her prosperity-bestowing form. During the first three days, we remove our negative attitude; hence, in the next three days, positive attitude replaces the negative attitude. With a positive and optimistic attitude, devotees pray for removing obstacles and bringing success in their path.
On the last day of Dussehra festival, the Ravana effigy burning is celebrated all over the country on 'Vijayadashami' day. On the day of Dasara, there is a reason behind burning Ravanasura's sculpture. This is being celebrated Vijayadasami right from the time of Srirama.
We should realize that the festivities like Dussehra are behind us. These festivals are well—known for the legendary men and the rush of the same. Dasara means simply saying good success on evil. We get the power to grow good by worshiping the gods. Thus we can achieve the merit of evil. And then the world of our chaos is very good and practical. We'll be good along with it.
Shani Dev is one of the most popular deities to which Hindus pray in order to ward off evil and remove obstacles. In translation, Shani means the “slow moving one”. According to myths, Shani oversees the "dungeons of the human heart and the dangers that lurk there."
The new moon day known as the Mahalaya Amavasya is the beginning of Dussehra. It is a special day dedicated to making an offering to express our gratitude to all the previous generations of people who have contributed to our life.
According to sources the Saturdays in the Tamil month of Purattasi (mid-September to mid-October) are auspicious to invoke Vishnu in his most supreme form as Venkateshwara for blessings to create wealth. During this month, the Sun is in Virgo, a sign ruled by Mercury. Mercury’s overlord is Vishnu, the Archetype of wealth. Purattasi Saturdays are highly auspicious to participate in Poojas for Lord Vishnu
Dakshinamurti literally means 'one who is facing south (dakṣiṇa)' in Sanskrit. South is the direction of Death, hence change. In every Siva temple the stone image of Dakshinamurthy is installed, facing south, on the southern circumambulatory path around the sanctum sanctorum. Perhaps, of all Hindu Gods, he is the only one sitting facing south.
Accordingly the word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti / Devi are worshiped. Meanwhile the seeds of inner renewal are sown, sprouting, watched & worshiped by devotees during Navratri and on the 8th, 9th and 10th days, Goddess Durga, Mahanavami and Vijayashtami are worshiped.
According to Hindu mythology, the day Saturday is dedicated to Lord Shani or Shaneeshwara, one of the Navagrahas or nine celestial gods. Lord Shani or Sani has always been related with troubles and ill effects. Moreover, all Hindus believing in astrology dread the effects of Shani over a person's life. To overcome and avoid the adversities and misfortunes of Lord Shani, people observe fasts on Shanivar or Saturday.
Hindu is not a religion because the word Hindu comes from the Himalaya and river Indus so the Hindu word is more geographical rather than religion. Meanwhile in ancient time there is no India those people who lives in the soil where is the Himalaya and Indus River are called Hindus and then many people started involving
Saturdays of Purattasi: Like Aadi Fridays are important days for praying to Goddess, Purattasi Saturdays are very important and special prayers are done for Venkatachalapathy with people following many Vrathams and pujas with various offerings like chakara pongal etc.