Festivals

Navaratri

Nava Rath
Nauratha
नौं रथा
During the nine days of Dashain, people take holy bath in nine divine places. This tradition is called Nava rath. People go to various river confluences early in the mornings to take bath and visit sacred temples and shrines during afternoons.
The following river confluences around Kathmandu valley are considered to be holy river for Nava Rath bath for the nine days of Dashain. The bath is taken from Ghatasthapana to Navami. Accordingly, the temples near the conflunces are worshiped on the same day.
River Confluences
Temples
Shankhamul
PeethKumari
Bhauchakhushi
Indrayani
Gokarna
GokarneShwori
Kalmochan
Dali Ajeema
Panchanari
Pachali Bhairav
Tokha Dovan
Mana Maiju
Pashupati Arya Ghat
Gujheshori
Teku Dovan
Machali Devi
Dokha Tole
Kankeswori
Nava Durga
Nine forms of Devi Durga is worshiped during Dashain. Devis are symbols of different divine powers in the form of Goddess Durga. In other words, these are manifestation of powers of Devi in various forms.
Nava Durga
•Shailaputri
•Bharmacharini
•Chandra Ghanta
•Kushmanda
•Skanda Mata
•Katyayani
•Kaal Ratri
•Maha Gauri
•Siddhidatri
Eight forms of Durga
Durga is worshiped in eight form also. These forms are called Astha Matrika or eight mother divine.
Astha Matrika
• Chamunda
• Barahi
• Indrayani
• Byasnabi
• Maheshowri
• Kaumari
• Brahmhi
• Mahalaxmi
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