Navrati is seen to be one of the most blessed times of the year. For the next nine days, there is a sense of celebration in the air, and the occasion is commemorated with passion across the country. Devotees begin preparing for the holiday days in advance, and temples are brightly adorned.
The word Navratri is derived from a Sanskrit word that means ‘Nava’ as nine and ‘Ratri’ as night. Each day is dedicated to one of goddess Durga’s nine avatars (Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri), and each day has a special colour associated to it.
The celebration represents good triumphing over evil. Goddess Durga is said to have fought the demon Mahishasur (who embodies egotism) for nine days, with the final day, when the demon was beheaded, being known as Vijay Dashmi.
In different sections of the country, the holiday is known by different names, and the ceremonies and traditions vary from state to state. In certain parts of Northeast India, Navratri is known as Durga Puja. Devotees in the north and west of the country observe the event by fasting, staging ‘Ramlila,’ culminating in Dussehra, when the effigies of Ravana and his siblings are burned, once again symbolising the triumph of good over evil. It is known as Golu in Tamil Nadu, and dandiya nights are widely popular in Gujrat.
Here are some must-share joyful wishes for Navratri to brighten up your celebration!
“May Navratri bring you good health and fortune for all of the nine days.” Wishing you a wonderful Navratri!
“Navratri has a magical quality to it, transforming the mundane into the exceptional, darkness into light, and misery into bliss. Happy Navratri!”
“May the Goddess Durga shower you with numerous blessings and bring you a lot of joy.” Happy Navratri!
“Hope Maa Durga’s nine blessings of name, fame, health, wealth, happiness, humanity, knowledge, devotion, and power are bestowed upon you.” Greetings and love on the occasion of the Navratri.
“Colourful Garba and dandiya dances fill the air on nights like these. Enjoy this Navratri celebration, and may you have a blessed time.”
“May the Mahashakti Maa Durga protect your family from harm and grant everyone’s wishes, and may this Navaratri bring joy to all!”
“This celebration infuses our life with a rainbow of colours. May your life be dominated by vibrant hues. Have a wonderful Navratri!”
“Lakshmi bestows the inherent treasure of divine attributes and virtues. Hope you have a joyous Navratri!”
“May this occasion usher in happiness and success. As the sacred occasion of Navratri approaches, and the air is filled with the spirit of joy and love, here’s wishing you have a wonderful time!”
“May Maa Durga shower you with endless blessings of prosperity, happiness, and health and peace this Navratri…”
“May you be successful in all your endeavours with Maa Durga’s blessings. Wish you and your family a very happy Navratri.”
“Here’s hoping that the colours, beauty, bliss, and happiness of this auspicious celebration continue with you not just for the next nine days, but for the rest of your life. Happy Navratri!”
“It’s time to greet Maa Durga and thank her for all the wonderful things we’ve received this year. Let’s make this year’s Navratri a memorable one!”
“On this Navaratri, let us pray for eternal peace and happiness. May Maa Durga accept and fulfil all of our prayers.”
“Allow Navratri, to bring you hope, boldness, and strength. Wish you a happy Navratri!”
Festivals bring colour and excitement into our lives. Every year, they bring us closer together and dispel any emotions of communal hatred. Furthermore, they strengthen community ties and eradicate animosity from people’s hearts. As a result, festivals are extremely important and should be celebrated with passion.