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This ten-day festival celebrates and worships Goddess Durga. Navratri implies nine nights, which is celebrated across the country.
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These nine days of Navratri are devoted to the nine avatars of Goddess Shakti.
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These avatars are Shakti - Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalratri, Maa Mahagauri, and Maa Siddhidatri.
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This year, the festival began on September 26 and will continue till October 5.
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The first day of Navratri was devoted to Maa Shailputri, while the second day was devoted to Maa Brahmacharini.
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Maa Chandraghanta was worshipped on the third day of Navratri.
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The fourth day of the festival is dedicated to Maa Kushmanda.
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Maa Kushmanda is credited for making the whole universe with her smile. Her name refers to Ku, meaning little, Sushma, meaning zeal, and anda, meaning cosmic egg.
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She is also known as the Ashtabula Devi, having eight hands.
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On the fourth day, the goddess bestows wealth, health, and strength to her devotees. The color of the fourth day is yellow, signifying joy.