In Photos: India gears up for Navratri 2021; idol-makers await devotees in workshops
04:40 PM Oct 06, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk
The festival of Navratri is just around the corner and festive vibes can already be felt in the air.
Navratri is the official beginning of festivities in India. It is a nine-day long festival celebrated to honour the nine forms of Goddess Durga and her mighty valour. The auspicious festival typically falls twice a year- the Sharada Navaratri near autumn equinox (September-October) and the Vasanta Navaratri near spring equinox (March-April).
This year's Sharada Navaratri will be celebrated from October 7 to October 15. Celebrations include worshipping nine Goddesses in nine days, stage/ pandal decorations, chanting of the scriptures of Hinduism and more.
Here's a look at how artisans are preparing for Navratri 2021.