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Navratri” festive of bright colours, dance & masti….

‘Nav’ means ‘nine’ and ‘ratri’ means ‘night’, thus, ‘Navratri’ means ‘nine nights’. It is one of the most celebrated festivals of the Hindu calender.This festival holds special significance for Gujratis and Bengalis and one can see it in the zeal and fervor of the people with which they indulge in the festive activities of the season.

The first three days of Navratri are dedicated to   Goddess Durga, next three to Goddess Lakshmi, and finally, last three to Goddess Saraswati.

This festival is celebrated in Gujarat in a very colourful manner, with all the people coming together and dancing the folk dance, Garba and Dandiya Raas.Dandiya and Garba Rass are the highlights of the festival in Gujarat while farmer sow seeds and thank the Goddess for her blessings and pray for better yield.

The origin of the Rasa is traced back to the legends connected with the life of Lord Krishna. The Rasa is performed in Gujarat India on Navaratra; and other important festivals.

In olden times, this festival was associated with the fertility of Mother Earth who feed us as her children. Sweetmeats are prepared for the celebrations and children and adults dress up in new bright-colored dresses for the night performances. With commercialization, the festival has moved on to be a social festival rather than a religious or agrarian festival. In some communities people undergo rigorous fasts during this season that lasts for the nine days of the festival, only to be opened on the tenth day of Dussehra.

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Navratri celebrations at your home/temple/area.

Photos and vedios of this festival.

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