Navratri 2017 Day 8: 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. Devotees maintain a strict fast and worship goddess Durga on this occasion, to mark the victory of the goddess over demon god Mahishasura.According to Hindu mythology, Kali Mata is said to have emerged from the forehead of Durga to kill Chanda and Munda, the demons of Mahishasura. The season of festivals is here again! Hindus across home and abroad are celebrating Durga Puja and Navratri. Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga by offering her prasad and bhog of fruits and sweets.One of the most important rituals of Durga Puja is that of Sandhi Puja which is performed at a very important period. It is done at the exact juncture when the asthami tithi ends and the navami tithi start.
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