Chaitra Navratri Parana

As per the Hindu beliefs and mythology, the battle between Goddess Durga and Mahishasur lasted for a period of long nine days and finally with the defeat and killing of Mahishasur, the war concluded. The ninth day of Navratri festival is the win of the deity over the demon with her power, strength, and wisdom. Therefore, the Navratri Parana is also regarded as the eve for new and prosperous beginnings.

It is believed that in ancient time, Guru Teg Bahadur beheaded by Aurangzeb (The Mughal Ruler) publicly. As he was the one who stood up for the rights of Hindus. After the death of Guru Teg Bahadur his son Guru Gobind Singh became the next Guru. In 1650, Punjab was in turmoil and was facing the corrupt rulers where people were given no rights, neither there was any law, nor justice. Especially, the weak were suffering constantly and quietly. Therefore, this is the day when Guru Gobind Singh wished to instill the strength & courage among all. He summoned a group of Sikh people to assembled at Anandapur. At this meeting, he raised his sword and asked people to come forward to take the challenge, raise their voices against unfair, and who are ready to die for the truth. Finally, the five Sikh stood up who are known as the Panj Pyare (The Five Beloved Ones) by Guru Gobind Singh. Then instead of killing, Guru Gobind Singh baptized them and the first ceremony of Amrit initiation held.

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