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Celebrate compact Navarathi with GIRI Family!!!

9 divine days/nights is celebrated to invoke energy of the universal mother Goddess Durga she is also referred to as "Devi" (goddess) or "Shakti" (energy or power).

Navarathi is divided into three set of days:
  • First set of three days is devoted for Goddess Durga (Goddess of power and bravery) that destroys all impurities and evil.
  • Second set of three days is devoted Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth and prosperity)
  • Third set of three days is devoted for Goddess Saraswathi (Goddess of knowledge) to gain knowledge, enlightenment and wisdom.
It is believed that offering prayers to the three divine mothers will give all around success in life.

Legend behind Navarathri

Markandeya Puran has written details about the legend behind Navarathri.  In the purna there is a part where Durga Saptashathi’s that explains origin and birth of Goddess Shakti and her victories over the slain of demons.

There are many legends that explain the significance of Navarathri and one such legend is the Mahishasur Vadh.

The legend goes that, Mahishasur did penance in favour of Lord Shiva and being impressed with the penance Lord Shiva gave the boon that no man or devatas can kill him.

Pleased with the boon Mahishasur spread fear and terror in his reign and the three worlds since no man or devata can hurt or kill him and thought woman can’t fight him. He mercilessly killed Gandharvas and Rishis who prayed to God.

Not being able to see the plight of the innocent devatas, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva went to Lord Vishnu seeking help. Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma and other Gods put their spiritual energies together and created the ultimate woman who can fight him looked radiant and extremely beautiful. As she was made from the female energies of devas and demigods, she was aptly named Shakti. The name Durga was given to her after she had killed a demon named Durg.

Goddess Durga possessed the unique individual powers of ten deities, which were symbolised by her ten arms, each of which held different weapons gifted to her by the Gods, like Indra’s Vajra, Shiva’s Trishul, Vishnu’s Sudarshan chakra, Varun’s conch, Agni’s spear, Vasuki`s snake.

From Yama, she received an iron rod, a sword and shield. Vishwakarma (God of Architecture) gave her an axe and armor. The God of Mountains, Himavat gifted her with jewels and a lion to ride on. Durga was also given many other precious and magical gifts, new clothing, and a garland of immortal lotuses.

The beautiful Durga, bedecked in jewels and golden armor and equipped with the fearsome weaponry of Gods, was ready to engage in battle with the fierce and cruel Mahishasura. When Mahishasura heard of Durga`s beauty, he wished to marry her and sent across a proposal.

The Goddess replied that she would marry him on the condition that he defeats her in a battle first. Mahishasura and his demon allies found their attention drawn from heaven to Earth. 
As Mahishasura`s armies were struck down effortlessly by Durga. No demon could fight her and win. Her breath would replenish her armies - bringing back to life all of her soldiers who fell. The demons were in chaos and were easily defeated and captured.

Mahishasura was enraged yet shocked by the disastrous events on the battlefield. He took on the form of many wild buffalo and tried to charge himself on her by sneaking when Durga drank the nectar from Kuber and pounced on Mahishasura and beheaded him. Thus she came to be called as Mahishasuramardini
The war went on for nine days and nine nights and the morning of the tenth day is called Vijayadasami to mark a day where good won over evil. 

Navarathri 2013 - from October 5th(Sunday) - October 13th(Sunday)

Kolu from GIRI

Introducting Giri's Kolu Plastic Padi! No more worries about space constraints or strain your back fixing nuts&bolts counting holes!

GIRI gives you plastic kolu padi as a solution.
  • Affordable
  • Dismantle & reassemble as you want
  • Washable
  • Portable
  • Light-weight
  • User-friendly
The padi is available in three different patterns: REGULAR, TRIPLE, COMPACT

KOLU PADI PATTERN
PRODUCT CODE
Kolu Padi
    EACH PADI  MEASUREMENT IN INCHES
TOTAL PADI MEASUREMENT IN INCHES



LENGTH
BREADTH
HEIGHT
DEPTH
HEIGHT
WIDTH
WEIGHT IN KGs (AVG)
REGULAR
6250102
3R
35
9
9
25
27
35
9

6250105
5R
35
9
9
41
45
35
17

6250108
7R
35
9
9
57
63
35
25

6250110
9R
35
9
9
73
81
35
35
TRIPLE
6250103
3T
52
9
9
25
27
52
12.5

6250106
5T
52
9
9
41
45
52
23

6250109
7T
52
9
9
57
63
52
34

6250xxx
9T
52
9
9
73
81
52
47
COMPACT
6250101
3C
18
9
9
25
27
18
5

6250104
5C
18
9
9
41
45
18
9.5

6250107
7C
18
9
9
57
63
18
14.5

You can also use it as a kids study table, kitchen shelf, book racks and many more. Assemble, dismantle and reassemble kolu padi the way you want.

Kolu bommai's are available in two formats theme format and individual format: 

Themed bommais like
Individual bommais like
Thambulam, gifts & return gifts, kids gift etc are also available.

GIRI Family prays that let Goddess Durga bestow you and your family with wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge to you and your family.