Navratri

Navratri - Northern Indians normally fast for the nine...

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Navratri “The Nine Nights”
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Why do Hindus celebrate Navratri? This is the nine days when we, as Hindus, are suppose to thank the female principle of nature and the goddesses connected to them. We celebrate womanhood and how each goddess gives us a different strength. We celebrate during the nighttime because farmers in the past had no time to do so during the day due to the many chores that had to be done.
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The Worship Of Maa Durga The Goddess of Power and Strength
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The Worship of Lakshmi Mata “The Goddess of Wealth”
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The Worship of Maa Saraswati “The Goddess of Wisdom”
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How do Hindus celebrate Navratri? There are several different ways to celebrate this nine night festival.
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Unformatted text preview: Northern Indians normally fast for the nine nights, ten days and worship the Supreme Mother. Eastern Indians (mainly Gujuratis) celebrate through joyous dancing throughout the night for every night of the festival. This form of dance is called Garba. It is a traditional Gujurati dance used to worship deities. Garba and Raas The Final Day: Dushera On the final day of Navratri, we observe Dushera which means The Tenth. On this day, we celebrate the victory of good over evil. In signify this event, we build an effigy of the King Demon, Ravan. At the end of the night, we burn the effigy to resemble the triumph of our Lord over the dreadful Ravan....
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