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Navratri

Navratri, also spelled Navaratri, is a Hindu festival celebrated for nine nights and ten days. Each year, the dates of Navratri festival are set based on the lunar calendar. Navratri is a celebration of women and empowerment in Hindu culture. It honors the victory of good over evil.

Navratri
Navratri

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Oct 03, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

The word Navratri is a combination of “nava” (meaning nine) and “ratri” (meaning nights). 

This day honors three major goddesses in Hinduism:

  • Durga, the goddess of energy, strength, determination, and protection
  • Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, good fortune, power, and beauty
  • Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, and art

Navratri is a celebration of women and empowerment in Hindu culture. It honors the victory of good over evil. The first three nights celebrate Durga, the next three celebrate Lakshmi, and the final three celebrate Saraswati. However, Hindus commemorate Navratri for various reasons and in different ways, reflecting the diversity of the South Asian diaspora. Every Hindu celebrates Navratri in a unique way. Some may fast or eat vegetarian food, while others dance and feast. Most festivities include family, feasts, dances, and religious ceremonies. Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement.

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