Navratri is a synchrony of two words: “Nav” means nine and “Ratri” means nights. Therefore by combining the both we derive at Navratri. It is a celebration in honour of the Goddess Durga or Shakti, which represents the energy of the universe in her nine different forms. This festival is celebrated for a span of nine nights and ten days. It is celebrated in the month of Ashvin, and is known as Sharad Navratri and it is considered to be one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated in India. During these nine nights and ten days this festival, nine forms of Devi are worshipped.
- 1 Importance and Significance of Navratri – Why is Navratri Celebrated
- 2 The Variations In The Celebrations
- 3 Nine Avatars of Goddess Durga – Nine Days of Navratri