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Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights and is celebrated every year in the autumn. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian cultural sphere. Theoretically, there are four seasonal Navaratri. However, in practice, it is the post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharada Navaratri that is the most observed in the honor of the divine feminine Devi (Durga). The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.
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Navratri 2020: PM Modi extends greetings on day 1; hopes for positive change in lives of the poorWishing for a safe, healthy and prosperous planet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to people as Navratri began on Saturday.
PM Modi wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous planet on Navratri
Ahead of festive season, Dr Harsh Vardhan urges people to follow Covid-19 normsDr Harsh Vardhan said this in his 'Sunday Samvaad' programme as the country gears up to celebrate Navratri, Dussehra in October and Diwali, along with Chatthh puja in the month of November
Navratri 2020: UP CM Yogi Adityanath takes this big decision for women safetyUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to conduct a special campaign on the safety of women and girls during the Navratri festival, beginning October 17.
Ahead of festive season, Railways likely to announce more special trains in OctoberExpecting a surge in the number of passengers during Dussehara, Navratri, Diwali and Bhai Duj, the Railways is expected to make this announcement next month.
Covid-19: Festivals without colour, Navratri sans celebrationsAll religious places including temples and mosques have been closed as the city is under lockdown.
Will pray for health, safety of those engaged in combating coronavirus: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted people on festivals, most of which mark the beginning of the new year, and said on this Navratra, he will pray for those engaged in combating..
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Car sales rise on Dussehra in Ahmedabad, decline during NavratriPeople pre-book vehicles during Navratri, while some take deliveries on Navratri, most prefer Dussehra.
Rupal Palli: Where literally a river of ghee flows in the villageEternal Bliss: Devotees offer tonnes of ghee to goddess Vardayini on ninth day of Navratri every year
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Bihar: Flood dampens Durga Puja spirit in PatnaAfter Durga Puja pandals were thrown open for viewing today, the seventh 'Navratri', the footfall at many places like Rajendra Nagar and Kadamkuna was not so impressive.
'Navratri gift' for Jammu, says PM Modi after Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express launched
IRCTC offers 'vrat ka khana' as part of e-catering menu during NavratriThe facility has been provided as a part of IRCTC's e-Catering menu during the Navratri festival, which has started on Sunday.
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Day 1: Rain relents, but garba venues puddledSlow start to Navratri as state govt throws open annual gala
Let's make our festivals inclusive: PM Narendra Modi on radioOn the first day of Navratri, the PM urged people to celebrate "inclusive" festivals this year
PM Modi, Amit Shah extend Navratri greetings
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Gujarat: Schools welcome scrapping of 8-day-long Navratri vacationOn Thursday, the government announced that the vacation has been scrapped owing to several representations made by the schools.
Gujarat govt drops Navratri vacation for schoolsThe government had then said the decision was taken in compliance with "popular demand".