Navaratri

/ (nævəˈrɑːtrɪ) /

noun

an annual Hindu festival celebrated over nine days in September-October. Observed throughout India, it commemorates the slaying of demons by Rama and the goddess Durga; in some places it is dedicated to all female deitiesAlso called: Durga Puja

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Word Origin for Navaratri

from Sanskrit navaratri nine nights
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