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Navratri is a Hindu nine night festival worshipped in the honour of nine forms of Shakti/Devi. Navaratri begins on the first day of Ashwina. The tenth day after nine nights
Navratri is a Hindu nine night festival worshipped in the honour of nine forms of Shakti/Devi. Navaratri begins on the first day of Ashwina. The tenth day after nine nightsis commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or Dashera, celebrates the victory of lord Rama over Ravana. Its is celebrated with lots of vigor and enthusiasm by the Hindus twice a year - in March-April (as Chaitra Navratri) and in September-October by the Hindus. While the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated as Ram Navami, the festival celebrated in September-October commemorates the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The articles in this chapter discusses about when is Navratri.
Navratri is a 10 day festival that is celebrated in most parts of India. The word Navratri literally translates to 9 nights (nav-9; ratri-night). During these 10 pious days, the Hindus in India celebrate the divinity of the feminine power in the form of Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. The Navratri ends with the Dussehra on the 10th day which symbolizes the celebration and remembrance of Ma Durga’s (good’s) triumph over Mahisasura (evil). Navratri celebrations involve various socio-cultural activities like performing the Garba dance in Gujarat, marking the beginning of a child’s educatread more