Navratri means Nine (Nav) Nights (Ratri). Navratri or the Festival of Nine Nights from Ashvin Sud 1 to 9 is devoted to the propitiation of Shakti or Divine Mother. She represents prakriti, counterpart of purusha jointly making possible the creation of the world according to the religious ideology of Goddess worship. Such worships were prevalent in India even before the advent of the Aryans, who adopted it as a religious practice. References in vedas and puranas confirm this opinion. The main temples of mother goddess that are visited by multitude of devotees during Navratri are the shaktipithas, of which there are three in Gujarat. It is believed that Lord Vishnu had to cut the body of Sati into pieces to stop the destruction by Shiva who was perturbed by her death. At fifty-two places these pieces fell, the three in Gujarat being; Ambaji in Banaskantha, Bahucharaji in Chunaval and Kalika on Pavagadh hill in Panchmahals.
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The Debrett's Guide for the Modern Gentleman has everything from what to say and how to say it, when and how to make the first move.
When making your first move, remember the old-fashioned chivalry is still much appreciated by the fairer sex, reports Telegraph.
Holding the door and being prepared to pay for the meal are a given. Giving up your seat isn't necessary for those looking for love - unless you are trying to attract a pregnant or elderly lady.
Your conversation has to be a fine balance between talking and listening.
Avoid talking about the three principal passions killers: money, illness or death.
First date rules include drinks or lunch, that way having to avoid wasting an evening if you hate each other. Compliment her and come the end, if all's gone well, try to kiss her.
Take a bouquet of flowers with you, but remember, mixed bouquets can look cheap if not a decent size. Bulk up the flowers with greenery to make a nice present.
Never buy a cheap arrangement online or from a supermarket or garage, and avoid the "kiss of death" - a bunch of carnations or chrysanthemums.
For those dating with children, are warned that your little kids are vital. Never ignore your kids or choose solely adult activities to impress your date.
Blind dates should be avoided, but if you find one, stick around for at least two drinks. An early departure is "humiliating and ungentlemanly".
For those dating online, don't fall into the temptation of trying to be funny with your profile picture. Use a flattering one, but make sure it is realistic. Chat up lines are no substitute for eye contact and good humour.
When planning to pop up the question timing, location and confidence are all things you should prepare. Get down on one knee, she'll love it.
And when it comes to choosing a diamond ring, remember the four Cs - carat, clarity, colour and cut.
If disaster strikes remember to keep your dignity and never grovel, lose your temper or try to change her mind.
May Allah this occasion flood your life with happiness,
Your heart with love, Your soul with spirtual,
Your mind with wisdom,
wishing You a very Happy Eid.
Eid ul adha is eid of sacrifice, and commitment to Allahs orders,
May Allah bless us with the same in all circles of life,
and help all amongst us,
who r helpless,worried, and waiting for his rehmat, Ameen.