what is navratri

Navratri is a Hindu festival celebrated over nine nights, dedicated to the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga, who symbolizes power and purity. It typically falls in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin, which corresponds to September or October in the Gregorian calendar.

what is navratri

During Navratri, devotees observe fasting, perform prayers, and participate in various cultural events like dances (such as Garba and Dandiya Raas) and musical performances. Each night of Navratri is associated with a different form of Goddess Durga, known as Navadurga. The festival culminates on the tenth day with the celebration of Vijayadashami or Dussehra, which marks the triumph of good over evil.