Navratri this year begins on the 17 th of October.
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Navratri, is celebrated to signify the victory of good over evil.
The Navaratri 2020 starts from October 17 and ends on October 25.
How many Indias’ Celebrate Navratri?
The uniqueness in the diversity is seen in the way every part of our country celebrates Navratri while the underlying significance being victory of good over evil.
In North and western parts of India, the tenth day of Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra- victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.
In north it culminates in the celebrations of the Ramlila.The first nine days are celebrated with pujas, fasting, singing honouring Devi in her many facets as a destroyer of all evils. On Ashtami and Mahakam days young girls are called home and revered as Goddess and given sweets and fruits.
In Western India, specifically in Gujarat, Navratri is celebrated with Dandiya Raas or Garbha. The colour gaiety catches on and women dance around “Garbha” the symbol of life. Besides the Garbha is the Dandiya dance, in which men and women participate in pairs with small, decorated bamboo sticks, called dandiyas in their hands.
In east the last five days of Navratri is celebrated as Durga Puja in West Bengal, north-eastern part of India. Exquisitely crafted and decorated life-size clay idols of the Goddess Durga depicting her slaying the demon Mahishasura are set up in temples and other places. These idols are then worshiped for five days and immersed in the river on the fifth day.
In south India, the beginning three days are devoted to the Goddess Parvati, the next three days are devoted to the Goddess Lakshmi, the last three days are devoted to the Goddess Saraswathi.
Navratri is the time to invite friends, relatives and neighbours over to look at the Golu, which is essentially an exhibition of various dolls and figurines. On theMahanavami day, Ayudha Puja is conducted in many parts of South India. Agricultural implements, all kinds of tools, books, musical instruments, equipments, machinery and automobiles are decorated and worshiped on this day along with the worship of Goddess Saraswathi.