Tamil festival Navartri and sundal prasadam importace.
Tamil festival Navaratri is celebrated at the time of change in season takes place. There are four seasons in a year and eventually four Navaratri's in a year. They are Vasanta Navaratri, Gupta or Ashada Navaratri, Shrada Navaratri and Paush or Magha Navaratri.
Vasntha Navaratri is celebrated in the spring season March-April and also known as Chaitra Navaratri. Gupta or Ashada Navaratri is celebrated in June-July. Shradha Navaratri is celebrated in the begining of winter September-October. Paush or Magha Navaratri is celebrated in the January-Febraury. Among this the Navaratri's celenbrated at the beginning of spring and autumn are highly important. The reason is these are two important junctions of climatic and solar influences and consider as sacred time to worship Divine Mother.
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Tamil festival Navaratri's Sundal importance.
All Tamil festivals are celebrated in accordance with the celestial events. The nine days of Navaratri is dedicated to nine planets, which are believed to be controlling all human actions on earth. Our saints assigned a particular grain or pulse for each planet. These pulses are cooked and presented as Ninedhyam to god to get blessings of that planet and given out as prasadam on each day.
This is the reason behind the sundal prasadam on Tamil festival Navaratri days. Hope it will be useful information. Enjoy this Navaratri festival happily.