Recently I’ve been to my great grandmother’s Shraadh (four years after her demise). The rituals and donations were carried out so that she got a good abode afterlife.
The Hindu New Year has begun from 18th March and with this the nine days celebrations aka ‘Navratra’ of worshipping ‘Shakti’ the Goddess of Energy (Durga) has started. The small girls are happier than ever before as they are being worshipped as a representation of the Goddess. These nine days they are treated as the princesses, their feet are touched to seek blessings and they are booked by many for the morning poojas, plus they are showered with money, eatables, clothes and the most important of all -the respect. Hindu religion worships Goddess Durga as the Mother of every being. She is represented as the creator and the nourisher just…