The Navratri festival is associated to the prominent battle that took place between Durga and the demon Mahishasura to celebrate the victory of good over evil. These nine days are solely dedicated to Durga and her nine avatars – the Navadurga. Each day is associated to an incarnation of the goddess.
The world we are living in is a fast-paced one with hardly any time for oneself. The nine days of Navratri are designed to melt down the year-long tiredness and restore mental cool. If one is a little heedful to follow a sattvic diet and meditate regularly there a possibility of a deep body-mind detox in just a span of nine days.
The festival was celebrated in VJ societies with great enthusiasm. We had conducted choreographer sessions for our residents prior to Navratri which helped them learn the Dandiya & Garba steps in a traditional way. On the weekend of 1st & 2nd Oct during Navratri, we had organized Dandiya Nights in our societies which was enjoyed by one and all. The anchor conducted different rounds. There were attractive prizes for best dress, best couple, best kid, best senior couple and so on. We had our senior citizens to judge this competition in our societies.