Navratri 2024: Get Navratri 2024 Dates, Navratri Fasting Rules, Navratri Recipes, Navratri Mehendi Designs, Shubh Muhurat | Hindustan Times


The meaning of Navratri is nine nights. The festival dedicated to Maa Durga and her nine avatars is celebrated with much enthusiasm and fanfare. While Navratri falls four times a year, the festivals of Chaitra Navratri and Shardiya Navratri are more popular and observed widely across the country.  Chaitra Navratri falls in March-April while Shardiya Navratri is usually celebrated in October or November. Our country is diverse and so are the celebrations. In North India, Navratri is marked by Ram Leela while in Eastern India, the celebrations take the form of Durga Puja. In Gujarat, Navratri celebrations are more colourful with Garba and Dandiya Raas while the highlight of this festival in South India is Kolu – the exhibition of various dolls and figurines. The nine days of Navratri festivities culminates with Dussehra or Vijayadashmi, the day commemorated as victory of good over evil. On the same day, in West Bengal, devotees bid adieu to Durga Maa and organise Durga Visarjan. more

Ram Navami 2024: Visit these temples in India for a grand experience

Ram Navami 2024: From Ram Mandir in Ayodhya to Ram Raja Temple in Madhya Pradesh, here is a list of temples where we can visit to experience Ram Navami.

Temples across India are observing Ram Navami today. (PTI)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 10:26 AM IST
By, Delhi

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Day 9: Who is Maa Siddhidatri? Puja rituals, significance

On navami or final day of Navratri, goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped. All you want to know about her significance, story, puja vidhi, rituals, prasad and more.

Who is Maa Siddhidatri? The goddess with her four hands holds Chakra, Shankh, Trishul and Gada. The goddess is known to be the creator of the trinity of Gods(Pinterest)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Happy Ram Navami 2024: Wishes, images, quotes to share with loved ones

Ram Navami 2024 Wishes and Images: Check out our list of wishes, images, quotes, and messages to share on the special occasion of Ram Navami with loved ones.

Ram Navami, for this year, will be observed on April 17.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 03:59 PM IST
By, Delhi

On 8th day of Navratri, devotees offer prayers at Delhi's Jhandewalan temple

Navratri festival, spanning nine days, commenced on April 9 and is set to conclude on April 17.

Devotees offer prayers at Delhi's Jhandewalan Temple on the eighth day of Navratri(ANI)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 01:43 PM IST

Ram Navami 2024: How to perform Kanjak? Rituals, significance, celebrations

Ram Navami 2024: Kanya Pujan worships nine young girls and a boy. It symbolises worshipping the nine forms of Maa Durga.

Nine girls and a boy (langur) are worshipped on the auspicious day of Ram Navami. (Pinterest)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 07:09 AM IST
By, Delhi
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