Nine days Navratri Festival
It is composed of two words: Nava meaning nine and Ratri meaning night. During Navratri, devotees watch the seeds of inner renewal grow, sprout and worship them, and on the eighth, ninth, and tenth days, they worship Goddess Durga, Mahanavami, and Vijayashtami. Vijayadashami or Dussehra, which occurs on the tenth day of the month, celebrates the victory of Shakti over Mahishasura, of Lord Rama over Ravana, and Durga over demons such as Madhu-Kaitav, Chanda-Munda, and Shumbha-Nishumbha.
Three more days of Navratri are the eighth, ninth, and the tenth day of Navratri, known as Durgashtami, Mahanavami, and Vijayadasami. During the fire ceremony on the tenth day of Navaratri, the Navaratri participants are blessed by Shiva.
There are important climatic and solar influences at the beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn. It is for this reason that these two periods are considered sacred times for worshiping the Divine Mother Durga. According to the lunar calendar, the festival occurs during these two periods. Gujarati dances called "Garba," which are widely performed during Navratri, are an important part of this festival in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. Several northern states like Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab also celebrate this festival with great zeal.
Navadurga Maa is regarded as the most sacred aspect of Goddess Durga, who is the Hindu Mother Goddess and a reflection of Devi and Shakti. According to the Hindu tradition, Goddess Durga manifested herself in three major forms, Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi, and Mahakali, who are the active forces (Shakti) of Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra, respectively (all gods would cease to exist without these goddesses).