Traditional religious ceremonies and celebrations during Navratri and Dussehra 2016 at Rajpipla

As always, Navratri or the nine auspicious nights, and Dussehra which is the main festival for the Rajput community, and one in which the good triumphs over the evil, were celebrated in a traditional manner by the erstwhile royal family and people of Rajpipla, India, from 1st to 11th October 2016. There were religious ceremonies and celebrations, along with garba dance every evening.

Lighting the lamp before the picture of our Kuldevi Harsiddhi Mataji at the start of the Rajput Samaj function at the Town Hall.

Lighting the lamp before the picture of our Kuldevi Harsiddhi Mataji at the start of the Rajput Samaj function at the Town Hall

 

At Vijay Palace before leaving for Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir for the Navmi Havan and Aarti.

At Vijay Palace before leaving for Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir for the Navmi Havan and Aarti.

 

At Vijay Palace before leaving for Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir for the Navmi Havan and Aarti.

At Vijay Palace before leaving for Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir for the Navmi Havan and Aarti.

 

Navmi Havan and Aarti at Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir.

Navmi Havan and Aarti at Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir.

 

Leaving for Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir for the Talvar Maha Aarti.

Leaving for Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir for the Talvar Maha Aarti.

 

Preparing for Talvar Maha Aarti at Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir.

Preparing for Talvar Maha Aarti at Harsiddhi Mataji Mandir.

 

In the Vijay Palace dining room on Dussehra.

In the Vijay Palace dining room on Dussehra.

 

Dussehra procession begins at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

Dussehra procession begins at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

Shri Rajput Yuva Sena Dussehra procession at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

Shri Rajput Yuva Sena Dussehra procession at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

 

Showered with marigold petals by the Rajput ladies of Rajpardi, Rajpipla, during the Dussehra procession.

Showered with marigold petals by the Rajput ladies of Rajpardi, Rajpipla, during the Dussehra procession.

 

Shri Rajput Yuva Sena function on Dussehra at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

Shri Rajput Yuva Sena function on Dussehra at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

 

At the Shri Rajput Yuva Sena function on Dussehra at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

At the Shri Rajput Yuva Sena function on Dussehra at Rajpardi, Rajpipla.

 

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