As Navratri starts on 26th September, we all look forward to decorate our house with some beautiful rangolis. Rangolis are something that is made to show love for the festival. The Hindu festival of Navratri is an auspicious nine-day-long celebration that honours Maa Durga for killing the demon, Mahishasura; it celebrates the victory of good over evil. The word Navratri is derived from two Sanskrit words—'nava' meaning nine and 'ratri' meaning night.
On each day of Navaratri different avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped. On the first day, people worship Goddess Shailputri while Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day. On the third-day people pay homage to Goddess Chandraghanta; on the fourth day Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped; on the fifth day Goddess Skandamata is worshipped; on the sixth day Goddess Katyayani is worshipped; on the seventh day Goddess Kaalratri is worshipped; on the eighth day Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped and on the last and final day people worship the Goddess Siddhidatri.
In many parts of the country, Rangoli designs reflect traditions, folklore, and practices that are unique to each area. This Navratri let's decorate our home and temple with some unique and interesting Rangoli designs. Take a look: