Why Is Navratri Celebrated?
Navratri is celebrated to honor the nine forms of Goddess Durga. The literal meaning of Navratri is ‘nine nights’. This Hindu festival is celebrated differently in different parts of India.
The reason for celebration is the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishassura(a demon with the head of buffalo). The fight continued for nine days and nine nights and Durga emerged victorious on the tenth day.
In India, the festival falls between September 2015 and October 2015. On the tenth day, Dussehra is celebrated which signifies victory of good over evil.
It is celebrated in different parts of India in the form of Garbha-Dandiya, Golu, Ramlila and Durga Puja. It is one of the most important Indian festival.
The nine forms of Goddess Shakti (Durga) are worshipped during these days. People worship for knowledge, prosperity, wealth and auspiciousness.
Besides its significance, the festival is also known for its unique cuisine during the fasting period.
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