The Story Of Navratri, Durga & The Different Colours | Indian Festivals For Kids

Navratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights (and ten days) and is celebrated every year. Here is the story behind this Indian festival.

Navratri…Navratras…however, you spell and pronounce it is a 9-day-long Hindu festival that is celebrated all across the country. Well, Durga, the Warrior Goddess is celebrated in different forms over these 9 days.

There are so many legends and stories about why we celebrate Navratri. And the different names that we call Durga on each day of the celebrations.

And, to help us understand it all a little better, Mansi Zaveri, Founder of Kidsstoppress spoke to Nalini Ramachandran. She is a children’s books author, graphic novelist, editor, and storyteller. Also, she’s written a lovely book called Nava Durga- The Nine Forms Of The Goddess explaining the importance of mythology, the legends behind the goddess, traditions from different states and more.

She also gave us tips on how to help raise readers who will enjoy the Indian festivals and stories about the Indian gods and goddesses.

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Did You Know?

Now, Durga has nine special forms. And each one is unique and these are celebrated over the 9 festive days of Navratri. They are the Nava Durga

  • Shailaputri
  • Brahmacharini
  • Chandraghanta,
  • Kushmanda
  • Skandamata,
  • Katyayani
  • Kaalratri,
  • Maha Gauri
  • Siddhidatri 

Watch the video to learn more about how it’s celebrated in different states, the significance of the different colours, why do people fast and more.  If you want to see more content like this, talk to us in the comments below and we will definitely get back to you.

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