New Delhi: The much-revered auspicious festival of Sharad Navratri began this year on October 7 and will last till Vijayadashami (Dussehra) on October 15 respectively. The 9-day festivity is dedicated to worshipping Maa Durga in her 9 different avatars.
During Navratri, the entire atmosphere is filled with the festive spirit and devotees begin preparations for it days in advance. Maa Durga is worshipped during these nine days and Navratri coincides with Durga Pujo—both celebrate the victory of good over evil.
Durga Puja is celebrated widely by Bengalis across the globe. This year it begins from October 11 to 15 respectively.