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Happy Navratri, 2020
Posted 17 Oct 2020 10:41 AM



Happy Navratri, 2020

October 17, 2020

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. However, in practice, it is the post monsoon autumn festival called Sharada Navaratri that is the most observed in the honor of the divine feminine Devi (Durga). The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.

In the eastern and north eastern states of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navaratri, wherein Goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. In the northern and western states, the festival is synonymous with "Rama Lila" and Dussehra that celebrates the battle and victory of God Rama over the demon king Ravana. In southern states, the victory of different Goddesses of Rama or Saraswati is celebrated. In all cases, the common theme is the battle and victory of good over evil based on a regionally famous epic or legend such as the Ramayana or the Devi Mahatmya.

The nine-day Navratri festival is celebrated with fervour and abandon all across the country. Delicious spreads are prepared, houses are cleaned and decorated as friends and family mark the days dancing and in revelry. This year the festival starts from October 17 and will continue till 25.

The days are known by different names in different parts of the world though the abiding theme remains of good triumphing over evil.
Celebrations for Durga Puja start on the sixth day of Navaratri while the nine nights mark Rama�s victory over Ravana.

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