Festivity wrapped up the nation as the lucky nine-day long festival Chaitra Navratri 2014 brings into being on Monday.
Start on March 31, 2014, Navratri ends on April 7, 2014 with Sri Ram Navmi festivity. Navratri is very widely held in north Indian and eastern states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand.
The furthermost celebrated Hindu festival Navratri is keen to Goddess Durga, the symbol of cleanliness and power (shakti). Navratri festival sees ceremonial puja and splendid celebrations for nine days and nights. The first three days is devoted to Goddess Durga, the next three days are devoted to Goddess Lakshmi, and the last three days to the Goddess of wisdom, Goddess Saraswati.
Navratri, which keep an eye on the lunar calendar, is famous across India in March/April as Chaitra Navratri and in September/October as Sharad Navratri.
Yagna is also did to please Goddess Durga on the eighth and ninth day and a Kanya Puja is performed.
On this day, people conversation greetings with each other. So, it is time to say Happy Chaitra Navratri 2014!
Even though dance and music are a key feature of Navratri festivities across states, religious places such Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu see a huge rush of devotees.