India is a diverse land of festivies and celebrations. india will be celerating the victory of good over evil in hindu mythology in the form of navratri. navratri is a nine day festival in which goddess durga is worshipped in nine diiferent form. From north to south, east to west, the festival iscelerated accross the nation with happy faces, hymns, chants. the end of the festival is marked by dussehra.
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Gujarat is the only place where people all nine days of navrartri are celebrated with enthusiasm. gujarart has known for its traditional dance garba which is performed by group of people during the navratri. The dance which originally was performed by women celebrating the divinity of goddess durga.the garba is performed in a circle which has no ends which shows that life life begin, ends and see rebbirth as well.
The oldest and one of the most visited shrines in the country of Vashno Devi is located at Katra in Jammu. If you are looking for a spiritual experience, visit Katra during the Navratri festival. Thousands of devotees from across the nation arrive here to offer their prayers. Dazzling lights beautifully decorate the city for nine days of Navaratri. Listen to the chants of Jai Mata Di filling the air
Varanasi Navratri brings out the triumph of good over evil, celebrated over 10 days in a form of dance-drama called Ramlila- a traditional play that enacts scenes from the epic of Ramyana.
The ghats of Varanasi come alive with beautiful hymns of Ramcharitmanas sung over the 10 days. Varanasi reverberates rituals, traditions and holiness in the ten-day fest. The temples are thronged by pilgrims from all over the world and lights illuminate the city.
Navatri celebrations in Himachal Pradesh take place on the tenth day of the Navratri. Just, when the celebrations are ending in other states of the country, Himachal Pradesh is seen gearing up for the day, keeping its best foot forward.
The celebrations on the tenth day are known as ‘Kullu Dussehra’, marking the return of Load Rama to Ayodhya. On this day, the valley can be seen through diiferent bright hues and other decoration adorned in the street.
Navratri in Kota is marked by the famous ‘Dussehra Mela.’ On this day, this becomes the centre of all attention and thousands of people flock to the large ground to celebrate. On this day, an effigy of Ravana which happens to be 72 feet tall, along with Kumbhakarana and Meghnad are singed- to mark the victory of good over evil. This is one of the tallest effigies in India. Later on, a fair of 20 days happens in the largest ground of city Kota till DhanTeras.