Festivals of India

Goddess in the making

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Goddess Durga with her finery and flowing hair. The artisans put in intricate details into the images, using only rudimentry tools. Image ©2017 Jasmine Trails

Navratri, or the Nine Nights of the Goddess, is celebrated in a big way in almost all parts of India around September-October every year. During this time the Goddess is revered in her nine forms, and the victory of good over evil is celebrated as she slays the demon Mahishasur