Navaratri – 9 nights – from Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center – Embassy of India – Budapest

Navaratri (nine nights) is one of the greatest Hindu festivals and celebration time in India.

It symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Peter Owen Jones, in Kolkata for Around the World in 80 Faiths, immerses himself in the festival.

Navratri is a very important festival in Hinduism and different states of India, celebrating Navratri with different rituals, traditions and customs. Navratri takes place at the beginning of October around harvest time and, as the name implies, this festival is celebrated for nine days. Navratri is also known as Durga Puja. The main two, very popular celebrations are Durgapuja of West Bengal and Garba (Folk Dance) of Gujarat. During this period Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshipped as three different manifestations of Shakti, or cosmic energy.

Unfortunately, these coming days there will be no gatherings, physical events for the visiting audience to join the celebration due to the pandemic situation.

In the meantime  at Budapest live streamed there will be all kinds of musical programs, dances, mantras live to catch up from the premises on the facebook platform.

To join the events in time-and-dates roll over and see the programs @ India in Hungary (Indian Cultural Center) enjoy the wonder of the India’s culture

© Aggie Reiter.

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