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Navrati festival Hindu : October 15/24 2023


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Navratri “nine nights” is a Hindu festival which celebrates for nine nights and ten days various forms of Shakti, the divine feminine energy, mainly the goddess Durga who is very celebrated in eastern India during this period.

Hindu goddess Durga combating evil and the dharma of good.



Celebrations include worshipping nine goddesses during nine days, stage decorations, recital of the legend, enacting of the story, and chanting of the scriptures of Hinduism. The nine days are also a major crop season cultural event, such as competitive design and staging of pandals, a family visit to these pandals, and the public celebration of classical and folk dances of Hindu culture. Hindu devotees often celebrate Navaratri by fasting. On the final day, called Vijayadashami, the statues are either immersed in a water body such as a river or ocean, or the statue symbolising the evil is burnt with fireworks, marking the destruction of evil. During this time preparations also take place for Deepavali (the festival of lights) which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami.

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Navrati festival Hindu : October 15/24 2023