The festival of Navratri, celebrated twice a year, is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The festival is celebrated two times, once in the beginning of springs, and the second time in the fall of autumns. It is celebrated for 9 days, and the devotees worship the goddess every single day and take fast.

It is believed that the goddess Durga appears in 9 forms, and each one of her forms is worshiped for a day. Also when the devotees break the fast at the end of the day, they use to have a different meal – including dishes like Sundal, Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Khichadi, Makhana Kheer (dessert), and dishes prepared from Potato, Pumpkin and Banana.

The festival ends with Kanya Poojan or Kanya Jimayi on the 8th or the final day of the celebration – that involves ceremonial worshiping of pre-pubescent girls. Know more about Navratri Festival.

Goddess Durga

This article is all about quotes, wishes, text messages and status updates in English and Hinglish (Hindi + English) on Navratri festival – that you may use to wish your friends and family a happy Navratri. So, enjoy and have a happy and joyful time this Navratri.

Navratri Quotes and Proverbs

During Navaratri, Goddess Durga is invoked first to remove impurities from the mind. The Goddess Lakshmi is invoked to cultivate the noble values and qualities. Finally, Saraswati is invoked for gaining the highest knowledge of the Self. This is the significance of the three sets of three nights when all these three are gained subjectively, and then there will be Vijayadasami, the day of true victory.
Swami Tejomayananda of Chinmaya Mission

Navaratri is celebrated in various parts of India in different styles. But the one basic aim of this celebration is to propitiate Shakti, the Goddess in Her aspect as Power, to bestow upon man all wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge (both sacred and secular), and all other potent powers. Whatever be the particular or special request that everyone may put before the Goddess, whatever boon may be asked of Her, the one thing behind all these is propitiation, worship and linking oneself with Her. There is no other aim. This is being effected consciously or unconsciously. Everyone is blessed with Her loving mercy and is protected by Her.
Swami Sivananda

Man, the imperfect, the bound, the sorrowful, has a thousand enemies within. He is riddled with negative thoughts fears, yearnings. These are selfishness, jealousy, meanness, prejudice and hatred – just to mention but a few. The Sadhak must get rid of these lawless villains within. With Mother Durga’s kripa, these destructive masters are to be annihilated. Invoke the Mother Terrible to help us annihilate within ourselves all negative forces; all weaknesses, – all littleness.
Swami Chinmayananda

Navratri SMS text and Wishes

May Maa Durga illuminate your life with countless blessings of happiness and good fortune.

Let’s Revere Amba Maata…
As She Returns To Her Earthly Abode…
Giving Us Cause For Celebration, At Home And Abroad…
So Light The Brightest Diyas…
Sing The Sweetest Sangeets…
Adorn Yourselves In Finery…
Prepare Those Sumptuous Feasts…
Revel In The Merrymaking…
Have a Glorious Navratri…

“Maa ki jyoti se prem milta hai,
sabke dilo ko marm milta hai,
jo bhi jata hai MAA ke dwar,
kuch na kuch jarur milta hai..”

N-Nav Chetna
A-Akhand Jyoti
V-Vighna Nashak
A-Anand Dayi
T-Trikal Darshi
R-Rakshan Karti
A-Anandmoyi Maa
Nav Durga Bless U…

Pyar Ka Tarana Uphar Ho,
Khushiyo Ka Nazrana Beshumar Ho,
Na Rahe Koi Gam Ka Ehsas;
Aisa Navratra Utsav Is Saal Ho.
Happy Navratra!

This Navratri, May You Be Blessed With Good Fortune
As Long as Ganeshji’s Trunk,
Wealth and Prosperity As Big As His Stomach,
Happiness as Sweet as his Ladoos,
And May Your Trouble Be As Small as His Mouse.
Happy Navratri…

Memories of Moments Celebrated Together
Moments That Have Been Attached In My Heart Forever
Make Me Miss You Even More This Navratri.
Hope This Navratri Brings In Good Fortune
And Long Lasting Happiness for You!
Happy Navratri…

Navratri Poems

The temple priest has rung his bell.
A cloud of smoke from candles and lamps
Haloes the Goddess, glowing bright
This beat of drums both maddens and dulls.

The incense burns: so heady the musk,
Our senses flounder in the flood.
This endless chant of sacred words
Soon drugs our lips and stuns our minds.

The Goddess, always staring down:
Her painted pupils cut through smoke
And read the secret thoughts we think.
We somehow feel this within our hearts.

To Mother, we know, we bow and pray –
Her form not just this image of clay.

Nine nights for goddess Durga
Full of dance and songs
People worship her image
With flowers and prayers long.

May the Goddess bless us
With precious gifts to mankind
People praise her image
Full of beauty divine!