Navratri Starts From 16 Oct to 24 October

'Nav' means 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'night'. Thus, 'Navratri' means 'nine nights'. There are many legends attached to the conception of Navratri like all Indian festivals. All of them are related to Goddess Shakti (Hindu Mother Goddess) and her various forms. 

It is one of the most celebrated festivals of Hindu calendar, it holds special significance for Gujratis and Bengalis and one can see it in the zeal and fervor of the people with which they indulge in the festive activities of the season. Dandiya and Garba Rass are the highlights of the festival in Gujarat, while farmer sow seeds and thank the Goddess for her blessings and pray for better yield. In older times, Navratri was associated with the fertility of Mother Earth who feed us as her children.

The 9 nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwina of the bright fortnight. Seeds are sown, sprouting is watched, the planets are consecrated, and on the 8th and 9th days, Goddess Durga, Vijayashtami and Mahanavami are worshipped.

The Devi Mahatmya and other texts invoking the Goddess who vanquished demons are cited.
The day after Navratri i.e. the 10th day after Ashwina, is Dussera which celebrates the victory of lord Rama over Ravana. Ravana is burnt in effigy, often giant dummies of Ravana stuffed with fireworks are shot with arrows until they blow up before a large, applauding audience.


                                                                    Kuttu Ki Puri
Singhade Ka Halwa
Singhare Ke Pakore
Sabudana Puri
Kotu Aloo Pakora
Vrat Ke Chawal
Sukhi Arbi
Sukha Aloo
Kacche Kele Ki Chaat
Kaddu Ka Raita
Kele Ki Barfi
Khuskhus Aloo
Banana Chips
                                                                         Arbi Fried
                                                                             Aloo Pulao
                                                                               Aloo Mewawale
                                                                                  Malaiwale Kofte

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