The 9-day festival is here!!! Are you ready to soak in the flavor of the festival?
It’s that time of the year again, Colourful clothes, music, decorations, puja and of course family get to gathers.
Normally Navratri is associated with only Gujarat and its culture but it is celebrated all over India and also in some places around the world. The way in how it is celebrated is different and the names are also different but the basic fervor and aura remains the same.
We take a look-
The Mecca of all Navratri celebrations, it is the most famous place to celebrate and also revel in the festival. It is observed on the first nine days of the Ashwin month and worships Goddess Shakti. There are earthen pots filled with Garbi and then women perform aarti on it and dance to the tune of Garba. The diyas inside the pot is known as the Garbi.
West Bengal, Odisha, AssamandBihar-
In the eastern part of India, it is celebrated as the Durga Puja and is held in the last four days of Navratri. They are referred to as Saptami, Ashtami, and the Navami and is celebrated with much pomp and fervor. The white sari with the bright red border is a famous attire and is one of the highlights of the festival.
A slightly different celebration, it has the same significance as the in the rest of theplaces in India. The 3 Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati, and Durga are worshipped. It is called as the Kolu. There is also a staircase made with beautiful Gods and Goddesses and they are handed over from one generation to another.
In Kerala, it is known as the worshipping of Maa Saraswati and is celebrated on the 8th day of the Navratri celebrations. The last day of Navratri is known as Dusshera is Maa Saraswati is worshipped for that.
The celebrations are similar to those in Gujarat and also imply the beginning of new things. Women buy new things and are one of the most important festivals celebrated here. Similar kind of Garba and Dandiya raas are also held and celebrated with much enthusiasm here.