October 1, 2016 13:01 IST

Navrati: Durga Puja, the Nine Nights of the Worship of Goddess Durga

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Navratri is one of the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals. "Nav" means nine and "ratri" means night, thus Navratri festival means a festival spread over nine nights. Credit: Reuters
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Navratri is one of the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals. "Nav" means nine and "ratri" means night, thus Navratri festival means a festival spread over nine nights. Credit: Reuters
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Navratri is one of the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals. "Nav" means nine and "ratri" means night, thus Navratri festival means a festival spread over nine nights. Credit: Reuters
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Navratri is one of the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals. "Nav" means nine and "ratri" means night, thus Navratri festival means a festival spread over nine nights. Credit: Reuters
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Navratri is one of the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals. "Nav" means nine and "ratri" means night, thus Navratri festival means a festival spread over nine nights. Credit: Reuters
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Navratri is one of the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals. "Nav" means nine and "ratri" means night, thus Navratri festival means a festival spread over nine nights. Credit: Reuters