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Navratri is a 9 day long festival of Hindus. It is also called Durga Puja, major festival held in honour of the divine feminine. Navratri depends on the lunar calendar, generally it comes twice in a year. It comes once in March or April and secondly it comes in September or October.



However, the early autumn festival, also called Sharad Navratri, is the most significant. It is celebrated differently in different parts of India. In Northern and western parts of India, it is synonymous with 'Rama Lila' and 'Dussehra' that celebrates the battle and victory of God Rama over the demon King Ravana. 


In the eastern and north eastern parts of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navratri, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. In southern parts of India, the victory of God Rama or Goddess Saraswati is celebrated. 


In all the cases, Navratri is celebrated the "Triumph of the Divine over the demon. The Divine represents the good of society and the demon represents the drawbacks of the society".


Importance & Facts related to Navratri Hindu Festival

The nine days of Navratri are solely dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine avtars. Each day is associated to an incarnation of the Goddess.


Shailaputri (literally, "Daughter of Mountain"), an incarnation of Parvati.


First Day is associated with Shailaputri (literally, "Daughter of Mountain"), an incarnation of Parvati. In this form Goddess is worshiped as the consort of Shiva, she is depicted as riding the bull Nandi, with a trishul in her right hand and lotus in her left hand. The color of the day is red, which depicts action and vigor. 


Brahmacharini, another, incarnation of Parvati


Second Day is associated with Brahmacharini, another, incarnation of Parvati. In this form Goddess is worshiped for emancipation and endowment of peace and prosperity. The color of the day is blue, which depicts tranquility yet strong energy.


Chandraghanta, the name is derived from the fact that after marrying Shiva, Parvati adorned her forehead with the ardhachandra 


Third Day is associated with Chandraghanta, the name is derived from the fact that after marrying Shiva, Parvati adorned her forehead with the ardhachandra (literally half-moon). The color of the day is yellow, which is vivacious and can pep up everyone's mood. 


Kushmanda; believed to be the creative power of the universe, associated with the endowment of vegetation on earth


Fourth Day is associated with Kushmanda; believed to be the creative power of the universe, associated with the endowment of vegetation on earth and hence, the color of the day is green. She is depicted as having 8 arms and sits on a Tiger.


Skandamata, is the mother of Skanda (kartikeya)


Fifth Day is associated with Skandamata, is the mother of Skanda (kartikeya). The color is Grey which is symbol of strength of a mother when her child is confronted with danger.


Katyayani, as the born to sage Katyayana


Sixth Day is associated with Katyayani, as the born to sage Katyayana, is shown to exhibit courage which is symbolized by the color Orange. She is considered as one of the most voilent form of Goddess.


Kalaratri, most ferocious form of Goddess Durga


Seventh Day is associated with Kalaratri, most ferocious form of Goddess Durga, is believed that Parvati removed her fair skin to kill demons Sumbha & Nisumbh. The color of the day is white, which depicts Peace.


Mahagauri, symbolizes intelligence and Peace


Eigth Day is associated with Mahagauri, symbolizes intelligence and Peace. The color associated with this day is Pink, which depicts optimism.


Sidhidatri, sitting on a lotus, is believed to possess and bestows all types of Siddhis


Ninth Day is associated with Sidhidatri, sitting on a lotus, is believed to possess and bestows all types of Siddhis. The light blue color of the day portrays an administration towards nature's beauty. For many people it is a time of religious reflections and fasting; for others it is a time for dancing and feasting.


Dance performed include Garba, especially in Gujarat. One popular ritual is Kanya Pujan, which take place on the eigth or ninth day of Navtri hindu festival.

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Article Updated by : Isha Mehra 
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