Places where Navratri is Celebrated with Great Fervour

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Places where Navratri is Celebrated with Great Fervour

Navratri is celebrated in various parts of the country to honour the Mother Goddess in her every form. It is also known as Durga pooja in many areas and is a festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Let’s take a look at the places where Navratri is celebrated in different parts of India. Image source: www.jigneshbapna.com

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Places where Navratri is Celebrated with Great Fervour
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Varanasi

Varanasi transforms into a spiritual and festive town during Navratri. Ram Leela is conducted in a very beautiful manner and is worth watching. Devotees listen to recitals of Ramcharitmanas with great devotion and fast for nine days. The beautiful city of Varanasi comes alive during Navratri. Image source: static.dnaindia.com

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Delhi

All the Ram mandirs of Delhi are beautifully decorated during Navratri. Delhi is known for the celebration of Dussehra. The burning of Ravana effigies and the fireworks are amazing in Delhi. Ram Leela is another event which is followed by Delhiites. Image source: indianeagle.com

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Maharashtra

Maharashtra celebrates Navratri with great devotion and fervour. Goddess Durga is worshipped for the nine days of Navratri at a stretch. People even bring home Durga idols and worship the Mother Goddess all through Navratri. Special dandiya programmes are held for entertainment. Image source: nimblefoundation.wordpress.com

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Gujarat

The festive spirit of Gujarat can be seen during Navratri. The state transforms into an ultimate cultural destination. People dress in traditional Gujarati attire and participate in garba and dandiya raas. Special delicacies are made during Navratri. One must visit Gujarat during Navratri. Image source:indianholiday.com

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Karnataka

The celebrations in Karnataka, especially in Mysore, date to about 400 years ago. Mysore Palace is decorated with beautiful lights – a sight to behold! The procession of elephants in Mysore is another remarkable scene. Navratri is celebrated in a royal way in Karnataka. Image source: 4.bp.blogspot.com

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Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, people worship the Mother Goddess for nine days and believe in keeping their houses clean. Of the nine days of Navratri, the first three days are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the next three to Goddess Saraswati and the last three days to Goddess Durga. Image source: vii.in

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Goa

Devotees in Goa celebrate Navratri by sowing nine varieties of grains in temples and then devotional songs and verses are recited every night to celebrate the festival. A colourful swing is decorated, and a Goddess Durga idol is put in the swing. Image source: jogurucdn.com

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Kerala

In Kerala, Navratri is observed as Saraswati Pooja in which books are worshipped. The last three days of the festival are of utmost importance in Kerala. Children are encouraged to study on the day of Vijayadashmi. Image source: imgion.com

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Andhra Pradesh

Navratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The first three days of the festival are dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, the next three days are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and the last three days to Goddess Saraswati. Image source: assets.ganeshaspeaks.com

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