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Description : Navratri is a significant Hindu festival which is observed for 9 nights and 10 days. During Navratri, nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped. [...more]
Also Called : Shardiya Navratri, Maha Navaratri
Significance : the victory of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasura
Deity(s) : Goddess Durga, Navdurga
Key Rituals : Ghatasthapana Puja, Durga Puja, Chandi Homa, Kanya Puja, Jyoti Kalash, Navratri 9 Colors
Mythological Figures : Goddess Durga, Navdurga, Ugrachandi, Bhadrakali, Mahishasura, Lord Rama


Hindu Calendar Date :
Navratri begins - Pratipada of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)
Navratri ends - Navami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)

Observances :
  • Ghatasthapana on the first day of Navratri
  • worshipping 9 forms of Goddess Durga
  • 9 days long Navratri fast
  • sowing Sapta-Dhanya i.e. seven grains
  • installing Jyoti Kalash for 9 days [...more]

Devotional Songs :
Aarti - Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kali, Jai Ambe Gauri, Jag Janani Jai Jai
Chalisa - Namo Namo Durge Sukh Karni
Stotram - Navadurga Stotram, Durga Saptashati
Namavali - 108 Names, 1000 Names, 32 Names

Art Work :
Navratri Greetings, Navratri Images
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