This Navratri everything from hues to odour pulled the devotees towards the biggest form of worship- ‘Bhakti’. We bring forward some glimpses of the festive fervour from Delhi.
Lav Kush Ramleela Committee being the oldest in Delhi, was able to put forth the most promising Ramleela. We happen to be at their venue to witness the victory of good over evil this Dusshera. This event came to its close with the Aarti and Ravana Dahan. Lakhs of people came to enjoy the star-studded Ramleela and relish delectable food in the city. It was definitely the most awaited event this navratri as it brought the goodness of the greatest epic ‘Ramayana’ in our lives.
Dandiya is a form of Raas. It is celebrated to honour Maa Durga for fighting Mahishasura. Every year a tribute is paid to maa in a form of Dandiya for protecting her children. This year KV Developers organised a dandiya night. The celebrations included a dandiya troupe from Gujrat and Gujarati delicacies. This occasion was meant for sharing festivities with the society at large.
Durga Puja is celebrated from the sixth day of Shukla Paksha. It is the homecoming of Uma with her sons Kartikya and Ganesha and her two ‘sakhis’- Jaya and Bijaya. It also marks the restoration of peace.
On the tenth day the idols are immersed in the water to send Durga back to her abode in Kailash. The adieu is bid with the chants of ‘ aschche bochchor abar hobe'(It will happen again), sindoor khela, rolls of dhak and the smell of flowers and incense.
We have presented the three ways of celebrating Navratri. If you have a query/ comment / suggestion, please leave them in the comment section.