Navarathri is a hindu festival celebrated during the autumn in the North, West and Southers states of India.It is celebrated differently in different parts of the country.
The eastern part of the country celebrates Durga Pooja.
While the festival was celebrated in ancient India, Durga Pooja celebrations were recorded from 1500 AD.
Durga Pooja celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura.
The first day of Durga Pooja or Mahalaya is celebrated as the advent of the Goddess.
On the sixth day, sashti, the Goddess is worshipped as Durga, Saraswathi and Lakshmi and culminated on the 10th day Vijayadashami with pandals in all nooks and corner of the East and North East of India.
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In Northern and Western India, this festival is called Dusshera.The festival marks the end of Ram Leela and marks the victory of Lord Ram over the demon King Ravan.Doordarshan is bringing Ram Leela live from Ayodhya, Lord Ram’s birthplace.
In Gujarat, this festival is celebrated with dance and pomp with the Garbha and Dandiya-Raas dance.
The video below captures the spirit of Garba
Wynk music is beaming live songs for the nine days for people to dance in this virtual times.
In the Southern states, Golu or Gombe Habba is celebrated where the household get together to display dolls during the nine day period.
Due to the pandemic, people are inviting friends and relatives via Zoom and other conference apps to watch.
The video below shows a typical doll arrangement
Even though COVID 19 has made socialising risky, people are finding innovative ways to celebrate one of the biggest festivals in India.