Navratri to Start This Week; Festivity to Kick Off Soon Across the Nation

September 22 14:17 2014

navratriNew Delhi, Monday, September 22 – The 9-day long Navratri – which is the festival of Goddess Durga – is to start on Thursday, Sept 25. It is celebrated across almost every part of the nation, and that too, with utmost fervor and devotion. As the time of observing holy festival is nearing, a number of shopkeepers have begun decorating their stores with picture or idol of the deity, chunari, sari, saptshati book, vermilion etc. Good stocks of these things along with many other items are kept so that customers do not have to wander here and there to get them.

Several people are waiting for Pitru Paksha to end on September 23 being the period when masses generally avoid buying new stuffs. Within a couple of days, sales of aforementioned things are expected to increase. Retailers are excited to witness massive crowd at their places on Wednesday in view of the fact inhabitants usually love to do half of the preparation a day prior to Navratri. Since many devotees do ‘kalash sthapna’ at their homes, residents are all set not to leave any stone unturned to decorate Mandir at their residence and accumulate all the substances required for accomplishing the entire worshiping procedures with utmost precision.

Demand of traditional wears is expected to rise given that people love to dress themselves in salwar suits, saris, kurta payjama, dhoti and so on. On the whole, the excitement to celebrate Navratri is mounting and residents gear up to keep an eye on all arrangements that could further add to the festivity mood. The temples situated at different areas of Delhi and NCR are being decorated with colorful lights. Preparations across the metropolitan city are in full swing to hold the festival in the best possible ways. Security will be tightened during the next couple of weeks as Dussehra will fall soon after Navratri. In the nutshell, the level of enthusiasm is going to be at peak among kids, teenagers and people of different age groups. Prices of fruits and vegetables are supposed to go up since devotees observe fast, to seek blessings of the most powerful Hindu goddess.