The longest and the most auspicious festival in hindu’s is navratri. The term is made up of two words called nav- means nine and ratri means nights. The speciality of this festival is this that it comes twice in the year.
On this auspicious occasion maa durga , bahdrakali, jagdamba, anapurna, sarvamangla, bharavi, chandika, lalita, bhavani and mookambika are worshipped.
There are three main navratris celebrated in india
One is sharad navratri which falls in the month of October and November
Basant navratri which falls in the month ofmarch and april
Ashadh navratri which falls in the month of july and august.
The sharad and vasnth navratri are the most celebrated. Goddess durga is considered as the god of power and is the reincarnation of devi parvati, the worship of devi durga is worship of shakti the feminine power.
Sharad navratri is celebrated on the month of October, it ends with vijyadashmi, another very powerful occasion for hindus. Vijaydashmi, triumph of good over evil. A cultural festival of india which has a deep admiration in the lives of Hindus. A festival of faith, a festival of light over darkness. This festival is also called Vishyadasmi or maha navmi
During nine days nine forms f devi is worshipped, people observe fasts, gujrat famous for its navratri organise dandia, its cultural dance in navrati’s, where people do garba. After nine days goddess idol is immersed in water, considered as taken all the people worries with her.
People donot eat non-vegetarian food during this period and do not eat garlic and onion. On the seventh and eighth day girls are worshipped and are given red bangles, they are considered as goddess and the devotee seeks blessings from them.

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