The literal meaning of Navratri is nine nights. These nine nights of the Navratri celebration accompany fasting. From north to south, there are many different ways in which various regions and cities celebrate this auspicious festival. Some go on pilgrimages, such as they visit Vaishno Devi, while others enjoy dandiya-raas. No matter how people celebrate, the spirit of Navratri and its traditions bind us all.
Here is a glimpse of the Navratri celebrations from different regions.
Navratri is an important festival in Kolkata and the rest of West Bengal. The nine days of Navratri accompany Durga Puja, worshipping goddess Durga in her Mahishasur-slaying form. The city gets dotted with shrines and pandas, which are famous for their aartis. It is an irreplaceable part of people’s religious life that is famous all over. Navaratri in Kolkata is something that every traveller wishes to experience once in his life. So this season, you can make travel plans, find the best hotels in Kolkata, such as Townhouse 726 Hotel All In One, and enjoy the grand proceedings of Navratri in Kolkata.
There are various practices all over Maharashtra to celebrate the occasion of Navratri. The most commonly seen tradition in many places in Maharashtra is Ghatasthapana. During the first day, a pot of water gets placed on a symbol of agricultural significance, such as turmeric roots or mango tree leaves. Artists perform various cultural dances, and the people celebrate with great enthusiasm. You can easily find some of the best family resorts in Pune, like the OYO Townhouse 127 Alpha and experience grand celebrations.
Navratri in North India gets celebrated with performances of the Ramleela, the story of Lord Ram. The tenth day of Navratri, also known as Dussehra, is celebrated as a day of victory of good over evil. In cities like Ayodhya, Ramleela gets organized with dialogues and narrations from ancient Hindu texts.
In many states, girls get worshipped as goddesses. The festival of Dussehra gets celebrated with various activities and joy. Devotees visit temples dedicated to goddesses and pray for courage, strength and happy life. Visiting Vaishno Devi is also very common on Navratris. In different regions of North India, there are many ways of celebrating the Navratris. The best thing is that you can find the best hotel in every region. Just search for the best hotels near me, and you’ll find a list of hotels like OYO 78775 Yamnotri Dham (Vrindavan) and OYO 12841 Hotel Maa Residency (Vaishno Devi) for a comfortable stay.
The temples are beautifully decorated in Karnataka at the time of Navratri. Kerala also hosts the famous 10-day state festival, Mysore Dasara festival. The goddess gets worshipped as Chamundeshwari. On the ninth day of the festival, the royal sword is taken on a procession accompanied by a spectacular parade. The availability of the best hotel rooms in Mysore, such as Capital O 92044 Mitra Hotels, adds to the experience.
Tamil Nadu’s main focus in Navratri is on three goddesses, Lakshmi, Saraswati, and Durga. The festival is a great time to take a look at the majestic dance forms of Tamilnadu. Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam are two such dance forms that are performed at Navratri gatherings. Another tradition in Tamil Nadu is to decorate homes with dolls called Golu. This is a unique Navaratri celebration you should not miss. While visiting here, you can stay at the best hotels in Tamil Nadu, like the OYO Townhouse 124 Srm Kuppakonam Pudur, and explore the places at your own pace.
Navratri in Gujarat is a world-famous celebration. It is one of the biggest festivals in Gujarat, accompanied by much colour and joy. A major attraction of the festival is the well-known dances Garba and Dandiya. Dancing to the beat of Dandiya on a Navratri night is one of the most mesmerizing experiences you will ever experience. Fasting is observed on the days of Navratri in Gujarat, and people sing devotional songs in the evening. Celebrating Navratri in Gujarat is a very joyful experience. Experience Gujarat at its best by staying at the best hotels in Gujarat, such as OYO 9805 Hotel Apollo.
Navratri is one of the biggest festivals in India. Different cultures and regions celebrate Navratri in different ways. But the spirit of Navratri is the same everywhere. The whole country experiences joy and happiness. The goddess blesses everyone, and people rejoice in celebrations. If you are one of those people who want to go out and experience the different ways to celebrate festivals, OYO Hotel rooms are your best mates. You can find hotels in every location you want to visit. Get going with the best-in-class service of OYO at an affordable price and enjoy the best of Navtrari wherever you go.
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