Monday, October 19, 2015

Navratri begins

The Indian festival of Navratri has been follow-on from two words—"Nav" + "Ratri", which means "nine nights" in English. This festival is prevalent throughout India, but it is more prominent in the state of Gujarat and Bengal.

Hindus celebrate this festival to express their affection to the goddess of power, Durga. The worship of the goddess Durga continues for nine days. Each day, a different form of the goddess is worshiped. Bengal ladies worship this festival and wear traditional yellow color saree.

Following the nine days of rituals and worship, the 10th day is famous as Dussehra, which is also known as Vijay- Dashmi. It is celebrated to mark the success of mythical King Lord Rama over the King of Sri Lanka, Ravana. 

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