Bhopal: Navratri 2019 Start and End Date: Navratri is made up of the two words — ‘nav’ which nine and ‘ratri’ which means night — and is observed to celebrate the victory of Rama over Ravana. It marks the end of the period of Shradhh or Pitri-Paksha.
Navratri 2019 Start and End Date: Navaratri, a nine day-long festival, is observed in many Indian states with much equanimity. People all across the country celebrate this festival, mainly in the northern and western regions.
During the festival, people dress up in traditional clothing, observe fasts, offer prayers to the lord and distribute sweets to relatives and friends. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated in the month of Ashvin, which typically falls in September and October.
Navratri is made up of the two words — ‘Nav’ means nine and ‘Ratri’ which means night — and is observed to celebrate the victory of Rama over Ravana. Organized during the festival period, Ramlila -Memeo of the story Lord Rama-On final day when Rama ‘kills’ Ravana with his bow, the festival is culminated by burning effigies of Ravana and his brothers Meghnad and Kumbhakaran.
On this occasion people distribute sweets. In the eastern and north-eastern states of India, the celebration is referred to as Durga Puja. The occasion of Durga Puja is celebrated with thousands of temporary stages called pandals where the idol of Goddess Durga is placed for her followers to offer their prayers and seek blessings.
It is believed, that Goddess Durga battled with demon Mahishasura and emerged victoriously. It is then that the day was marked to honor the divine Devi and celebrated, thereafter.
This year, Navratri begins on September 29 and ends on October 7, and the 10th day that is Vijayadashami and Dussehra falls on October 8.