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The term 'Navratri' means nine nights. During these nine nights and ten days, different divine forms of Mother Goddess, regarded as the Shakti or Devi, are worshiped, all through out
The term 'Navratri' means nine nights. During these nine nights and ten days, different divine forms of Mother Goddess, regarded as the Shakti or Devi, are worshiped, all through outthe country. Navratri is celebrated in different regions of the country with a lot of pep and vigor. In Western India, particularly in the state of Gujarat, Navratri is celebrated with the famous Garba dance, while in North India, Navratri is celebrated with much fervor by fasting on all nine days and worshiping the Mother Goddess in her different forms. The celebration of Navratri is not only confined to India, rather, Indian communities residing in many parts of the world including UK and USA, celebrate this festival with great pomp. The articles in this section talk about the Navratri celebrations, and the various gifts that can be sent during this festival.
When literally translated from Sanskrit, Navratri means nine nights. Navratri in India is one of the most auspicious festival, celebrated with vim and brio. This festival begins on the first day of the Hindu month of Ashwin, and culminates in the ninth day, preceding Dussera. This period of nine nights is a period of dancing and worship, and scripts a moment of jubilation among the Indians by and large. Performing Dandiya and Garba Rass are the major highlights of the festival. Just like any other Hindu festival, Navratri also is influenced by seasonal changes and is associated with the fertility of Mother Earth. Come thisread more
Navratri is the festival of nine nights. Though the festival has its roots in the north-western parts of the country, today Navratri is celebrated all throughout India. With growing presence of the Indians all over the globe, festivals like that of Navratri is no more confined within the geographical boundaries of India. Just like any other festive occasion in India, Navratri also scripts a thanksgiving ceremony to the annual seasonal changes in the expectation of bountiful of food crops. In the month of Ashwin of Hindu calendar is when Navratri is celebrated with great fervour and zeal. The festival of Navaratri is associatread more
India is a diverse land, socially and culturally. But the energetic and enthusiastic spirit invested in every celebration from every nook and corner unites this vast country. One of the most celebrated occasions that are observed across the length and breadth of India is Navratri. It has various interpretations in the different parts of the country and separate traditions involved, but the festivity is grand in most parts of the country. This diversity apart from giving birth to numerous traditions, rituals and, practices has also put a number of unique and lip-smacking dishes to every Indian’s dining table. Come, let's tread more
Navratri, as the name suggests, is the festival that is celebrated within a span of 9 nights. Dedicated to the deity Shakti, this festival is celebrated by either fasting for the whole of the 9 days or going for a vegetarian diet. The festival culminates in the celebration of the nine forms of Goddess Shakti. It is a custom in India to give gifts on every festival and Navratri is no exception. So, if you are away from India for the first time, then do search for some good Navratri gift ideas. Thus it can be easily seen that the festival dates are just around the corner. Preparations have already begun for this and all the sread more
Just like any other Hindu festival, Navratri also revolves round the annual seasonal changes. Celebrating this auspicious occasion is just an outlet to commemorate the fertility of Mother Nature. When translated to English, Navratri means 'nine nights'. As this is a festival of dancing and worship, the performance of Dandiya and Garba Rass is a very common phenomenon among all. The festival starts on the first day of the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin and is extended up to nine days, culminating into Dussera, i.e., the tenth day. Come this September, the whole of India will celebrate the upcoming festival of Navratri with greatread more