Tag Archives: Navaratri

Navadurga – the nine aspects of Durga

Did you know that Navadurgas are but the conceptual life phases of Devi Parvati, which begins with Siddhidaatri, whom we worship on the last day?

Dussehra memories – Of drums, dread and thrill

Back in my childhood, Durga Puja brought with it drumbeats and terror. I don’t know why we were so terrified of the drums, but we used to rush blindly in the opposite direction of the drums when we heard the beats.

F(e)asting through festivals

Don’t you fast during Navaratras? my maid asked me. ‘No, we make a feast for the goddess and eat it,’ I replied, much to her disgust.