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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In order to celebrate the victory, Hindu pilgrims worship Durga Devi from Ghatasthapana to Navaratra and put on the tika on 10th day," Krishna Hari Bhattarai, a priest performing pooja at the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, laid out the historical backgrounds of the festival.
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Local media said some 500,000 people had gone to the remote Ratangarh village temple to honour the Hindu mother goddess Durga on the last day of the popular 10-day Navaratra festival.
Local media said some 500,000 people had gone to the remote Ratangarh village temple in the Madhya Pradesh district of Datia to honor the Hindu mother goddess Durga on the last day of the popular 10-day Navaratra festival.
Over five lakh devotees had gathered to witness a religious ritual on the last day of Navaratra festival for Durga Puja at Mandula Devi temple, located 55 kms from Datia, on Sunday.
Similarly, there is the tradition, always prevalent in Gujrath and Rajasthan, of sending one woman from every household at night to visit the temple priest during the nine nights in navaratra.
The tragedy happened after a wall collapsed close to the hill-top Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur as devotees celebrated the start of the Navaratra festival.
According to television reports, the incident took place when the pilgrims were crossing the Sindh river bridge to attend a religious ritual on the last day of Navaratra festival at Mandula Devi temple.
GONE are the days when the festival of Navaratra was just about religious obligations - visiting temples, offering pujas and begrudgingly keeping long fasts.
The nine-day festival of Navaratra culminates with Dusshera, which falls on the tenth day.
The nine-day long Navaratra festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga, a manifestation of the Mother Goddess in Hindu mythology.