The holy festival of Navratri has finally begun and one could simply tell this by nip in the air. As the country is all set to fast or feast for the nine days of the divine festival and welcome goddess Durga in their homes, we take a look at why we celebrate Navratri and how it is celebrated in different parts of the country.
Here are 5 insightful bite-sized reads we recommend:
1. Why do we worship?
Millionaire turned monk, contemporary mystic Om Swami renounced his wealth in 2010. Educated at Western Sydney University, he is author of 10 books that talk about spirituality, self-development, etc. He believes that the goal of worship is to feel free
2. Why do we fast during Navratras?
Why are Navratras associated with fasting? Many Indian ‘religious’ practices have a useful reason behind them, garbed in theology to culturally induct and sustain them. Fasting during the two Navratras is an example. It is meant to work at three levels. Read to know more.
3. Why is Ravana worshipped in Sri Lanka?