Even the foreign tourists participate in the celebrations of Navratri during an event.
The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped.
At the fisrt day of Navratri itself it was celebrated with great zeal. (Photo IANS)
As per rituals the pooja of Navratri is considered incomplete without playing Garba.(Photo IANS)
Several events are organised during these nine days of Navratri to celebrate and mark the beginning of the festive season.(Photo IANS)
Participants are dressed up in bright coloured lenega choli playing garba with dandiya sticks too.(Photo IANS)
Navaratri represents a celebration of the Goddess Amba, (the or Power). The Navarathri festival or Nine Nights festival . (Photo IANS)
People dance to pay obeisance to the nine Godess and to rejoice the festival.(Photo IANS)
Singer Falguni Pathak entertains people during garba event on the occasion of the first day of Navratri.(Photo IANS)
Singer Falguni Pathak at a Garba dance event on the occasion of Navratri in Mumbai. (Photo IANS)