Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Navratri – A Festival of Love

Written By Nitya Dani (Grade 10)

Navratri has always been a very celebrated event in my life since childhood.

It’s a festival of devotion, dance, and songs. This festival is to celebrate women’s power. It highlights the defeat of Mahishasur by goddess Durga and the nine days signify the nine avatars of the Mata who are known for their supremacy and purity. It is said that Devi or Shakti is all inside us, the energy, the power to brighten our aura is within us. And the pooja and meditation done during these days give a chance to enhance the roots of our belonging and provide a stress-free environment where we are all surrounded by devotion, family and love.

Navratri is celebrated five times a year, namely Sharad Navratri, Chaitra Navratri, Ashad Navratri, Paush Navaratri and Magh Navratri.

This festival also brings enthusiasm among people of all age backgrounds in the form of dance and music. The famous Garba and Dandiya are the amazing source of just letting yourself free and enjoying the music. Dancing to traditional songs also gives us the young youth a picture of our heritage. Today Navratri is celebrated all across the world in all countries.

I personally find this festival a collection of joyous nights where I can dress according to my tradition and dance all my tensions away with the amazing beats of Garba and get closer to my family during the holy pooja ceremonies. I hope the youth of today acknowledges the value of such festivals because nothing brings greater bliss than celebrating our festivals with the ones we love.

Featured Image Courtesy – Navbharat Times