October 18, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Navaratri :

Festivity :

Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights and is celebrated every year in the autumn. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian cultural sphere. Theoretically, there are four seasonal Navaratri.

Observances: Goddess Durga is worshippedCelebrations: 10 daysDate: Sat, 17 Oct, 2020 – Sun, 25 Oct, 2020Ends: Ashvin Shukla NavamiType of holidayReligious holidayReligious celebrationFeatured in religionsShaktismHinduism

Navratri celebrates either Durga or Rama victory over an evil demon, depending on the region[1]
Navratri Navaratri festival preparations and performance arts collage.jpg

Etymology and nomenclature :

The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskritnava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights.

The festival is associated to the prominent battle that took place between Durga and demon Mahishasura and celebrates the victory of Good over Evil. These nine days are solely dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine Avatars – the Navadurga. Each day is associated to an incarnation of the goddess.

Navadurga – The nine goddesses worshipped in Navaratri.

Navaratri decorations at KudroliHindu temple, Karnataka.

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