India is called the land of festivities. Round the year the countries rituals, traditions and customes that helps in binding the country together. Navratri in India is a Nine day Festivals, where Goddess Durga is whirshiped in nine different forms. The end of this festival is marked by Dussehra, which denotes the victory of good over the evil. The festival is celebrated across the nation with happy faces, hymns, chants devoted souls and sweets, giving you a chance to experience the real India.
Here are 7 places to visit in India during Navratri and Durga Pooja:
Experience the festivities and traditions of the Indian culture during Navratri in Gujarat. Navratri is devoted to celebrating Goddess Durga. You will see people dancing to Garba Tune with a lamp in the Hand. The dance is performed to honor Durga, the feminine form of divinity.
Do visit Gujarat and dress up in beautiful chaniya choli or kedia and dance to the traditional tunes with the dandiya sticks. With the changing times, the Bollywood has influenced dandiya, but against all odds, it still retains its old charm.
Spread across Ahmadabad, Surat, Baroda and Gandhi Nagar and even the sallest village, the state comes alive with gusto for celebration through music dance and food.
Goddess Durga is an embodiment of shakti that governs all the cosmic creation, existence and change.This festival is celebrated on the last six days of Navratri. Marked by prayers, lights, colors, dance, music, food and devotion, the nine-day festival gives a great chance to experience the rich Bengali.
Along with the Goddess Durga Navratri also marks the victory Lord Rama over the the evil ten-faced evil devil, Ravana. The Ghats of Varanasi come alive with beautiful hymns of Ramcharitmanas sung over the 10 days. Varanasi reverberates rituals, traditions and holiness in the ten-day fest. The temples are thronged by pilgrims from all over the world and lights illuminate the city. Ramnagar at a distance of 15 km from the city is particularly famous for this event.
Visit the God’s Land at the time of Vijyadashmi.The Kullu Dusshera on the day of Dussehra and continues seven days after it. The city is filled with fun and frolic. You can find people dancing and singing local folk tunes.
The oldest and one of the most visited shrines in the country of vashno Devi is located at katra in Jammu. If you are looking for a spirituals experience visit katra during the navratri festivals. Thousands of devotees from across the nation arrive here to offer their prayers.
Dazzling lights beautifully decorate the city for nine days of navratri. Listen to the chants of Jai Mata Di filling the air.
In Mumbai, the nights are musical grounds are flaked with people clad in colorful dresses and the street come alive with the sound of music. You know it is Navratri and the nine night festival certainly brings joy in every one of us.
Delhi, the hearts of India celebrates Dussehra with all the joy, marking the victory of good over evil. There are numbers of grounds where you will find small Ravana, Megnath and Kumbkaran statues.Ramlila is performed around this area. The most famous in Delhi is the Ramlila Maidan. Over thousands of people from Delhi and other cities gather to celebrate Ram’s victory over Ravana’s.