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September 30, 2008 / Naveen Sanagala

Kanya Puja – Worship of Young Girls During Durga Navratri

Kanya Puja is an age old ritual performed during Durga Navarathri.

Kanya is a virgin girl who has not attained maturity.

During Navrathri, each day a girl is worshipped. Nine days nine girls are worshipped.

It is believed that Virgin girls are more energetic in terms of Spirituality than Suvasini women (married women)

Kanyas are worshipped and offered new clothes and food.

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  1. sai / Oct 23 2008 2:37 pm

    There are many reasons..why they are worshipped..
    everyday a virgin girl of different age is worshipped…for different reasons.Please read Devi Mahatyam for a deeper understanding!!!!

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