It’s time to show off your bright ghaghras and cholis, as well as your dandiya and Garba talents, intricate henna tattoos, and serious dance routines. Yes, you guessed it, we’re talking about the nine-day holiday known as “Navratri.”
It is India’s longest-running celebration, dedicated to Goddess Durga, who defeated Mahishasuran in a battle.
It’s that time of year when the festivities are at their pinnacle, so while you’re enjoying yourself, don’t forget to follow this pre-festive beauty advice.
The narrative of Navratri is essentially about the triumph of Good over Evil.
People in many parts of the country commemorate this festival by reenacting the original plot in order to remind people of its significance and message.
According to tradition, the story begins with Mahishasuran, a buffalo demon who adored Lord Shiva and was awarded the power of eternal. Mahishasuran, full of pride, began murdering innocent people in order to win seven lokas.
All the gods of Swargaloka implored with Lord Shiva to tame the demon, fearful of his power.
Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva then combined their powers to form Durga, the Warrior Goddess.
When Mahishasuran first met Goddess Durga, he fell in love with her and begged her to marry him. Goddess Durga agreed to marry him on the condition that he win a duel against her.
This combat lasted nine nights, with Goddess Durga beheading Mahishasuran on the ninth night.
As a result, the tenth day is known as Vijayadashmi, or the triumph of good over evil.
Similarly, women, today should make it a point to believe in their own strength and courage.
Kudos to all women who are fierce goddesses in their lives!