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Legend Behind Chaitra Navratri

While celebrating Chaitra Navratri in 2013, one should also know about the legend associated with this festival. Long ago, King Dhruvasindhu was killed by a lion while hunting. After this the preparations were made to crown the prince Sudarshana. But, there were many eyes behind the throne. These eyes were of King Yudhajit of Ujjain, father of Queen Lilavati, King Virasena of Kalinga and father of Queen Manorama. Each one of them wanted the throne of Kosala for their grandsons. Hence, they all fought with each other. King Virasena died during the battle. On the other hand, Queen Manorama fled to the forest with prince Sudarshana and a eunuch. They took the shelter under the protection of Rishi Bhardwaja. Finally, King Yudhajit won and crowned his grandson Shatrujit at Ayodhya, the capital of Kosala. After that, he went out to look for Manorama and Sudarshana. On the other hand, Rishi promised them that he always protects those who come to his shelter. This made Yudhajit furious. He thought of attacking the Rishi, but his minister explained him the hidden truth behind the Rishi’s statement. Being convinced, Yudhajit returned back….Read More