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NAVRATRI FESTIVAL 2019

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Harrow Leisure Centre

Christchurch Avenue

Harrow

HA3 5BD

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Navratri is one of the popular and long festivals in India. Nava means 'nine' and ratri means 'night', this festival goes on for 9 nights and 10 days. It is dedicated to Hindu deity Durga; 9 forms of goddess Durga are worshipped in these days. The last day is called as Vijayadashami, Dusshera or Dasara in South India.

The mythology behind Navratri festival is that, once the demon Mahishasura caused grave destruction, after getting a boon from the fire god Agni. The boon was that, the demon wouldn't be killed by any weapons bearing masculine names. Goddess Durga killing Mahishasura, All the gods requested Lord Shiva to kill Mahishasura, with the prayers of gods, Adi Shakti goddess is formed from Shiva's heart. Durga fights with the demon for nine days and kills him on the 10th day. That day is called as 'Vijaya Dashami', the victory of good over evil. Hence, goddess Durga and all her nine forms are worshipped in Navratri. This is the main story behind the festival.

Garba is a Gujarati folk dance performed during Navratri. It is most amazing to watch Gujarat erupt with vibrant colours, music and dance during the festival



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HA3 5BD

United Kingdom

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