Navaratri


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Navaratri

(nævəˈrɑːtrɪ)
n
(Hinduism) an annual Hindu festival celebrated over nine days in September–October. Observed throughout India, it commemorates the slaying of demons by Rama and the goddess Durga; in some places it is dedicated to all female deities. Also called: Durga Puja
[from Sanskrit navaratri nine nights]
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Achuthanandan initiating a child into the world of letters at the 'Vidyarambham' ceremony, which marks the culmination of the nine-day Navaratri festival, is considered an auspicious occasion for children being introduced to learning in Kerala, in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.
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Talking to reporter here on Saturday 'Jeevat Raj Maharaj' informed that word Navaratri means nine nights' in Sanskrit, Nava meaning nine and Ratri meaning night.
During this auspicious occasion of Navaratri, we would like if you could come on any one of the nine days and shower your blessings on your religious followers.
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