Navratras are a period to observe austerity and discipline. A lot of us fast for these nine days for various reasons which include appeasing deities, detoxification, to knock off the extra kilos or just because others are doing it.
Durga Pooja is celebrated to commemorate the victory of maa Durga over the demon king Mahishasur. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. There’s a sizeable Bengali population in gurgaon. They celebrate Durga pooja in all its glory by erecting huge pandals and worshipping maa Durga.
The 9 day festival extravaganza of Navratra Today. Growing up in Mumbai navratras meant dandiya nights. These dandiya nights were a great excuse to dress up and socialise, not to mention party till late in the night with parents’ permission.