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Radhey Shyam shrine's Navratri, Ravan dahan
Radhey Shyam shrine’s Navratri, Ravan dahan

BY A STAFF WRITER

BLOOMINGDALE, IL -- The nine-night Navaratri festival from September 21 until September 29 came to an end at the Shree Radhey Shyam Temple, Bloomingdale, IL along with the 10th day celebration of Vijay Dashami/ Dussehra September 30.

Devotees burnt the giant effigy of demon king, Ravana and chanted ‘Jai Durga Ma’ with full enthusiasm. Devotees came in large numbers to witness the each day’s special events of Navaratri and Ravan Dahan on the last day as well.

Temple priests Pt. Gopalkrishna Ji and Pt. Jayanarayan Badal Ji performed special morning Arati, Pujas, Abhishekams, Alankarams, Mata Ki Chowki, Kenya Pujan, and Ashtami Havan with all the Vedic rituals and mantras.


Devotees witnessed nine roopas of Goddess Durga, including Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati with full devotion and dedication. Chanting of mantras and singing of Bhajans and devotional songs after the puja rituals for nine consecutive days of Navratri brought alive the festive spirit in all devotees.


The temple also organized ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ as an integral part of the Navaratri festivities. More than 300 hundred devotees participated on the 10th day Vijay Dashami special Pujas, Abhishekams and in the evening witnessed the event of Ravan Dahan that delivered a wonderful social message by setting ablaze to the Ravana’s effigy that “good always triumphs over evil.”

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Update: 08-October-2017

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