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Navratri: Nine Days and Nine forms of Goddess Durga

Thursday, October 04, 2012 | 7:54:00 AM

Navratri meaning nine nights is the popular festival among the Hindus all around the world. It is celebrated for nine days. During these nine days nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The tenth day is commonly known as Vijayadashami or Dussehra. On Vijayadashami big sized statues of Ravana who was the symbol of evil along with his two sons Meghnath and Kumbkarana are burnt.

Navratri Festival is dedicated to the three avatars of Goddess Shakti - Durga who is known as the warrior Goddess, Lakshmi who is known as the Goddess of wealth, and Saraswati who is known as the Goddess of knowledge. It is celebrated with rejoice in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Assam. This is the biggest festival of the year in these states. It is celebrated twice a year.

Full size clay idols which are built in a delicate manner and heavily decorated are set up in temples and other places. These idols display Goddess Durga slaying the demon Mahishasura. These are worshiped for five days and then are immersed in the river.

People fast for nine days during Navratri. Fasting in Navratri follows a practice of cleansing, and purifying one’s body and soul. Garba which is a dance from is also organised in Gujrat. During Garba people use to dance after the Durga Pooja with the groups and live orchestra or devotional songs.

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