Navaratri 2021: History, Significance & Why Is It Celebrated?

Sharadiya Navaratri 2021 will start from 7th October. There is a law to establish Ghat on the first day of Navaratri. Navaratri's history & significance, the reason for the celebration of Navaratri 2021, here's everything you need to know

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Oct 06, 2021 14:19 IST
Navaratri 2021: History, Significance & Why Is It Celebrated?
Image Source- visittnt

Sharadiya Navaratri 2021 is about to begin from 7th October. Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights (and ten days) and is celebrated nationwide every year in the autumn season. It is celebrated for different reasons and is celebrated differently in various regions of India. 

Navaratri 2021: History & Significance

In theory, there are four seasonal Navaratri. However, in practice, it is the post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharada Navaratri that is the most recognized in the honor of the  Devi (Durga). The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.

Image Source- IloveIndia
Image Source- IloveIndia

Should Read- Celebrities React To Arvind Trivedi's Death: Here's How The Showbiz Industry Reacted

Navaratri 2021: Celebration

Navaratri celebrations include worshipping nine goddesses throughout the nine days, stage decorations, reciting of the folk stories, enacting of the story, and chanting of the scriptures related to Hinduism. The nine days are also cover major crop season cultural events. The event includes competitive design and staging of pandals. Families pay visits to these pandals and the public celebration of classical and folk dances of Hindu culture also takes place. 

Hindu devotees often celeb

Image Source- gujarattourism
Image Source- gujarattourism

rate Navaratri by fasting for nine days. On the final day, called Vijayadashami, the statues are either immersed in a water body such as a river or ocean, or the statue symbolizing the evil entity is burnt using fireworks, marking the destruction of evil. This festival is called 'Dusherra'. Vijayadashami also starts the preparation for Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami. 

Also Read- Sardar Udham Story: Here's What Vicky Kaushal's Upcoming Period-Drama Film Is All About 

📣 Follow SeeLatest.com at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Telegram. Stay updated for latest headlines.