Navratri is also a popular celebration in my own country. As a devi bhakt, I not only spend these 9 days and nights giving my prayers in devotion of Maa Durga, but I also observe the fasting routine. And it’s not only during these nine days; I remember the Mother Goddess on a daily basis.
The Navratri holiday is celebrated with the same excitement, zeal, and respect across India. People from various sections of the country, however, have their own unique style of honouring the almighty powers of Goddess Durga.
The fasts or vrats that accompany the Navratri festival are another essential element. The Navratri Recipes I’ve given in this post are unquestionably delicious. If you’re fasting, this collection of Navratri Fast Recipes can come in handy.
People in North and West India observe these fasts regularly, although Durga Puja celebrations in Bengal and other regions of Eastern India may or may not include fasting.
South Indians, who may not rigorously follow fasting, are in the same boat. However, throughout this period, avoid using onions and garlic in your cooking. South Indians also worship deities and prepare sundals or sweets to serve as prasadam. Golu is a beautiful exhibition of deity statues. During the Navratri holiday, dolls and animal figures are displayed in many households.
Colours elicit positive feelings in devotees. Everyone comes forward during Navratri to welcome Maa Durga into their houses and enjoy this auspicious event with one another. Wear traditional and modern attire in different hues allotted to the days of Navratri to lift people’s spirits and excitement. Wearing the same colour garments brings people together and fills hearts with pleasure and holiness. Let us all enjoy these nine auspicious days with zeal and commitment, and may we all be blessed with positive hearts.