Navratri: One of the greatest Hindu festivals. It symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Navratri takes place at the beginning of October around harvest time and, as the name implies, this festival is celebrated for nine days, celebrated by communities getting together for dance and prayer.
Navratri is also known as Durga Puja.
In India, the most colourful and elaborate celebrations take part in Bengal, where huge idols of the goddess are worshipped.
I love Navratri especially getting dressed up into a variety of colourful outfits with sparklingly jewellery and meeting friends and family to celebrate this wonderful cultural & religious occasion.
This year will be a strange – where communities will not be able to get together and dance. However, Navaratri will still be celebrated spiritually… worshiping the gods, Durga, Laxhimi & Sarasvatri.
Here is a photo of a lovely temple situated in Leicester where lots of people go to celebrate Navratri & worship… such wonderful architecture.