The nine nights (Nav-ratris) of the festival commemorate the nine avatars of Goddess Durga. The festival is a celebration of the victory of the goddess of the good & the positive over Mahisasura, an embodiment of the negative and egotism.
The nine nights are dedicated to the three aspects of the Goddess.
- The first three days are dedicated to Goddess Durga (Warrior Goddess)
- Next three days are dedicated to Goddess Lakshimi (Goddess of Wealth and
- Last three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge).
The cosmic energy or divine mother is worshipped and devotes seek blessing in totality.
Navratri is a celebration of the feminine divine worshipped by Hindus. More over its also celebrates the victory of good over evil which is a theme that is echoed in several other Hindu festivals like Dussehra and Diwali.
Those people who are fasting during nine days of navaratri should avoid consuming garlic,onion, non-vegetarian food, alcohol, etc. Even use of leather made products like belts, shoes
and wallets should be avoided, if possible.
We have tried our best to give you quick overview of the upcoming festival of “NAVARATRI”.
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May the nine days and nine nights of Navratri bring your good health and fortune. Wishing you a very Happy Navratri. Divine Mother will surely bestow her 9 forms of blessings for you and your family: Fame, Name, Wealth, Prosperity, Happiness, Education, Health, Power and Commitment.