Nine Avatars of Goddess Durga
Ever wondered why the festival is celebrated for nine days? Here we decode.
The nine nights (nav ratris) of the festival commemorate the nine avatars of Goddess Durga. The festival is a celebration of the victory of the goddess, the good, the positive over Mahishasura, an embodiment of the evil, the negative and egotism. Navratri is dedicated to all the distinct avatars of the goddess, with each day also standing for a particular colour. As Hindus celebrate the festival, they worship the particular deity which the day of the Navratri stands for and also makes it special by wearing the corresponding colour.