Chaitra Navratri is a sacred occasion to celebrate for devotees of Hindu religion. The Navratri is consist of nine sacred days of worship,faith and devotion towards Goddess Shakti.The Chaitra Navratri festival is observed to celebrate the victory of goddess Shakti on Mahishasur. This auspicious festival is celebrated in most of the parts of India.
Time to Celebrate:
Chaitra Navratri is observed during the March or April month every year.
Chaitra Navratri is a combination of many concepts, with the common theme of the victory of good over evil. Durga, the Goddess of Shakti who is believed to have nine forms called Navadurga takes a new form on each of the nine days and to kill the demon Mahishasur.
The 10th day on which the goddess kills Mahishasura, is celebrated as Dusshera or Vijayadashami as the victory of good over evil. Another concept is this that Lord Rama has killed the demon Ravan on the 10th day ie: Dussehra day which is a significance of victory of good over bad.
The most joyous celebration of Navaratri is seen in all most all aver the country. In Gujarat, every night people gather in courtyards to dance the Garba and Dandiya Raas, a community dance in which men and women dressed in festive clothes dancing in pairs with Dandiya or painted wooden sticks.In West Bengal, it is celebrated as Durga Puja where beautifully decorated images of the goddess are worshipped in specially erected Puja Pandals.