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Festivals of Devi Parvati

  1. Shakambari_Jayanti (Pausha Poornima)
  2. Gangaur (Gauri Tritiya) (Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya)
  3. Panguni Uthiram (When Uthiram nakshatra is in ascendancy on Poornima day in the Tamil month of Panguni)
  4. Uma Maheshwar Vrata (Bhadrapada Poornima)
  5. Sharadiya Navaratri (First nine days of the Ashwin Shukla Paksha)


Shakambari Jayanti:

  • Shakambari Jayanti is the day which celebrates the appearance of Devi Shakambari. Devi Shakambari provided food to the hungry and vanquished demon Durgama. Shakambari Jayanti falls on Pausha Poornima.
    - Shakambari Mahatmyam (Devi Bhagavatam 7.28)
    - Sarva Mangala Mangalye (Devi Mahatmyam)
    - Ya Devi Sarvabhutesu (Devi Mahatmyam)
    - Banashankari Pratah Smaran
    - Shakambari Devi Chalisa

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    Gangaur (Gauri Tritiya):

    Devi Gauri Gangaur (Gauri Tritiya) is a festival celebrated specially in Rajasthan where women worship Devi Gauri. Gangaur starts on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Prathama and continues for several days. Gauri Tritiya falls on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya.

    Refer to:
    - Stotras of Devi Parvati
    - Pilgrimages of Devi Parvati


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    Panguni Uthiram:

    Shiva-Parvati marriage Panguni Uthiram is a South Indian festival day on which marriage ceremonies of many divine personages have taken place: Shiva - Parvati, Rama - Sita, Murugan - Deivanai etc. These marriage ceremonies are commemorated on many temples on this day. Panguni Uthiram falls on the day when the Uthiram nakshatra is in ascendancy on Poornima day in the Tamil month of Panguni.

    Refer to:
    - Stotras of Shiva
    - Stotras of Devi Parvati
    - Stotras of Sri Rama
    - Stotras of Devi Sita


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    Uma Maheshwar Vrata:

    Shiva-Parvati Uma Maheshwar Vrata is observed by married couples for long and happy married life. Uma Maheshwar Vrata falls on Bhadrapada Poornima.

    Refer to:
    - Stotras of Shiva
    - Pilgrimages of Shiva

    - Stotras of Devi Parvati
    - Pilgrimages of Devi Parvati


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    Sharadiya Navaratri:

    Devi Durga Sharadiya Navaratri is the nine days in which Devi is invoked and worshipped for Her grace. In West Bengal, this is the famous Durga Puja celebration where Devi Durga is worshipped as the primary deity. In many parts of India Devi Mahalakshmi and Devi Mahasaraswati is also worshipped during specific days. Sharadiya Navaratri falls on the first nine days of the Ashwin Shukla Paksha.

    Refer to:
    - Stotras of Devi Parvati
    - Pilgrimages of Devi Parvati


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    1. Stotras by Deity:
    Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
    Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
    Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
    Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
    Final: Vedas - Brahman

    2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
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    Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
    Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
    Others: Murugan - Ganga

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