Navratri In India

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Hindus around the world celebrate Navratri, a nine-night celebration, in both India and other countries. It is a time to worship the goddess Durga, who is seen as a representation of power, protection, and strength. The triumph of good over evil is another theme of the celebration.

Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, Navratri is observed. Navratri in the fall is the most well-known and celebrated. According to the Hindu calendar, it occurs in the month of Ashwin (September–October).

People erect altars in their homes and places of business during Navratri to worship the goddess Durga in her nine guises. These forms include :
  • Shailputri
  • Brahmacharini
  • Chandraghanta
  • Kushmanda
  • Skandamata
  • Katyayani
  • Kalaratri
  • Mahagauri
  • Siddhidatri
Each of these manifestations of the goddess Durga is honored on a different day of Navratri. People chant adoration songs and present prayers, flowers, and food to the deity.

During Navratri, many individuals also observe a fast. In other words, they don't consume any meat, fish, eggs, onions, or garlic. Some people exclusively eat fruits and vegetables while fasting from all grains.

Celebrations and feasting are also common during Navratri. New clothing is worn, residences are decorated, and friends and family are visited. Large-scale celebrations featuring music, dancing, and fireworks take place over most of India.

People commemorate the triumph of good over evil on Dussehra or Vijayadashami, the tenth day of Navratri. To accomplish this, effigies of the demon Ravana, who was vanquished by the Hindu god Rama, are burned.

Hindus all throughout the world celebrate and rejuvenate their spirits during Navratri. It is a time for celebration of the triumph of good over evil and for gathering to worship the goddess Durga.

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