Nava means Nine and Dhanya means grains that are an important part of an Indian's food. They are offered to the Navgrahas (9 planets) Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budha, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu.
Usage of Navadhanya as a Hindu pooja item is a ritual followed during specific occasions such as the Grahapravesam or house warming ceremony and also during the festivals.
Use of Navadhanya during Navaratri festival:
Navadhanya is an important part of the Navaratri festival which is celebrated for nine continuous days in worship of the Hindu goddesses. 'Kolu' is a significant aspect of this festival where different idols are arranged such that they signify different stories from the various epics in the Hindu religion. Pooja will be performed for the idols placed in the Kolu every evening and neighbors will be invited to visit the Kolu and sign hymns in praise of the gods.
Each evening one of the Navadhanya will be cooked and offered to the deity and visitors in the form of 'Sundal'. The Kolu custom and evening pooja is incomplete without a sundal made from one of the Navadhanyas. Apart from the spiritual or religious beliefs of well being when using a Navadhanya, intake of these grains has excellent health benefits.
Navdhanya for Havan and Puja
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