Navratri 2021: 9 Good Deeds that will make you feel content & happy
Chaitra Navratri 2021 begins today. The nine-day long festival is celebrated with a lot of zeal in North India. It also marks the beginning of New Year as per the Hindu calendar. During the nine days, different forms of Maa Durga are worshipped by the devotees. After celebrating two Navratri in Pandemic, we were hoping for better days in 2021. But guess what? The situation has hardly changed. At the beginning of 2021, things were slightly better. Talking about the current situation, COVID 19 cases in India are soaring. The only thing that we can do right now is to hope for better days. Maa Durga is here to shower her blessings on us & we hope to get back to our normal lives soon. In Chaitra Navratri 2021, let us spread love and happiness. Here is a list of 9 good deeds you can do to make an impact.
Every year in the month of March or April, Chaitra Navratri is celebrated. Devotees with all their heart indulge in worshipping Maa Durga. But as they say – Performing Puja or going to Temple is not the only way to seek blessings from God. We have listed out 9 Good Deeds that you can do in Chaitra Navratri 2021 to seek blessings from Maa Durga. It will also fill you with happiness. Let us take a look at the list. Just keep in mind not only for nine days but you can practice them every day.
1. Be Kind to others
You never know what other person is going through. They might have ailing parents at home or have just lost their job. Try to be kind to people. Life is not easy for anyone. We all have to go through our fair share of struggles. So do not forget to be kind to others
2. Feed a Hungry person
On the ninth day, people call young girls to their homes and treat them with Prasad and gifts. It is a part of the Navratri ritual. But you can always choose things that can actually make a difference in someone’s life. A lot of people are out of work these days, especially small workers. Reach out to people in need and feed a hungry person. It will definitely fill you with happy feelings.
3. Practice Gratitude
There is hardly any difference between Chaitra Navratri 2020 & Chaitra Navratri 2021. We are still in the middle of a pandemic. To feel better, the only thing you can do right now is – Practice Gratitude. Be thankful for the things you already have in your life.
4. Help Stray Animals
Stray Animals had a tough time last year after the lockdown was announced. Being Kind to animals is another way of seeking blessings from God. Try to help stray animals as much as possible. Be it providing shelter as it is already hot outside or feeding them whenever possible.
5. Apologise if you have hurt anyone or forgive others
Accepting mistakes is the best thing that you can do. If you have recently hurt anyone. Apologise for your words or action. This will bring a feeling of positivity within you. It is always good to resolve your grudges. Maa Durga believes in forgiveness.
6. Respect the women around you, especially your mom
Nine days are meant for worshipping Devi, right? To seek blessings from Maa Durga, you need not go to the temple. Just respect your mother with all your heart. Respect women around you. Navratri celebrates womanhood. It is important to respect women around you. Celebrate Chaitra Navratri 2021 in a different way.
7. Keep Water for Birds
These days, festivals are limited to wishing each other on social media and posting pictures of the celebration. Navratri is meant to spread love and happiness. In that case, do things that make you happy. Keeping water for birds in the summer season is another good deed that will make you feel content.
8. Plant a Tree
It is the time for new beginnings. As Chaitra Navratri has also marked Hindus New Year, you can also plant a tree or can get a new plant. Water it every day and watch it grow. We bet you, it is the most surreal feeling ever
9. Spend a day at Old age home
There are many elderly lonely people who are being abandoned by their family members. This Chaitra Navratri 2021 make them feel special. Spend time with them and gift your time to them. ( Do not forget to take precautions) . If you don’t want to go, keeping in mind the current situation sponsor a meal for them.
If you want to add any other pointer to the list. Let us know in the comment section below! After all, no one is meant to go through life alone. If life has given you blessings, it’s important to share those with your community. Helping others is another way of worshipping God!
Happy Navratri 2021 to all! Stay Safe & Stay Healthy
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