Here is everything you want to know about Navratri 2018.
Navratri means 9 sacred days. These are the most auspicious days in Hinduism. These nine days are dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine avatars. A distinct avatar of is worshiped on each of the nine days. Millions of Hindus across the world celebrate Navratri with absolute devotion.
Navratri or is celebrated as a symbol of victory of good over evil. As per legend, goddess Durga defeated the demon king Mahishasura to save the world and restore Dharma. In South India, Navratri is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana.
It is celebrated from 10th October 2018 to 18th October 2018 this year. It is celebrated for 9 days.
|Day-2 (11-October)||Brahmacharini||Dwitiya||Brahmacharini Puja||Sugar|
|Day-3 (12-October)||Chandraghanta||Tritiya||Sindoor Tritiya,
Varad Vinayak Chauth
|Day-4 (13-October)||Kushmanda||Chaturthi||Kushmanda Puja,
Upang Lalita Vrat
|Day-5 (14-October)||Skandamata||Panchami||Skandamata Puja||Bananas|
|Day-6 (15-October)||Katyayini||Shashthi||Katyayini Puja||Honey|
|Day-7 (16-October)||Kaalratri||Saptami||Kaalratri Puja,
|Day-8 (17-October)||Mahagauri||Ashtami||Mahagauri Puja,
|Day-9 (18-October)||Siddhidatri||Navami||Siddhidatri Puja,
|Day-10 (19-October)||—||Dashami||Navratri Parana,
Navratri is celebrated with fervor and devotion all across India. People celebrate Navratri by praying to the 9 forms of goddess Durga during the 9 days and performing poojas. Garba dance is the most famous activity during Navratri and especially popular in Gujarat and Mumbai. The festival culminates in Dasara.
It is a tradition to wear dresses that represent the colors of Navratri on each of the 9 days.
|Navratri day||Navratri date||Navratri color|
|Day 1||10th October 2018||Royal Blue|
|Day 2||11th October 2018||Yellow|
|Day 3||12th October 2018||Green|
|Day 4||13th October 2018||Grey|
|Day 5||14th October 2018||Orange|
|Day 6||15th October 2018||White|
|Day 7||16th October 2018||Red|
|Day 8||17th October 2018||Sky Blue|
|Day 9||18th October 2018||Pink|
Use these colors as a guide and make this navratri more colorful.
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