Every festival in India has a different pomp and glory. Today i.e. 26 September has started Shardiya Navratri, which is one of the biggest festivals of Hinduism. Maa Durga is worshiped with rituals for the entire nine days. Various types of dishes are offered and many other types of programs are also organized during this time. Navratri is celebrated in different ways in different states of the country. So if you are planning a trip during Navratras, then you can plan these places, where along with traveling, you can also be a part of the festival.
Garba of Gujarat
If you want to see the real pomp of Navratri, then move towards Gujarat. Where you will get to see a different Gujarat for 9 days. There is a tradition of playing Garba during Navratri which people are following for years. People please the Mother Goddess through Garba or Dandiya. Garba/Dandiya is celebrated in a special outfit which is really a different experience to watch.
Durga Puja of Bengal
In West Bengal, the festival of Navratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm and on a large scale. At places, pandals are decorated in which worship and aarti of Goddess Durga is performed in the morning and evening. Different types of bhog are prepared and distributed and various programs are also organized. In West Bengal, the festival of Navratri starts from the sixth day and continues till the tenth day. Every single day of Durga Puja is very special for the people here.
Tamil Nadu doll worship
You can also plan to visit Tamil Nadu during Navratri. Here Navratri is celebrated as Bomai Golu or Navratri Golu. In which the traditional dolls made here are seen. The tableau of these dolls is decorated. People light diyas in their homes during this time and sing Mangal songs.
Navratri of Maharashtra
You can also plan to go to Maharashtra during Navratri holidays because Navratri celebrations are fun here too. During this, the women here call the married women home and adorn them with vermilion, bindi, kumkum.
Kerala is a place where almost every traveler dreams of visiting. So you can also plan to go here during this time. While in most places Navratri is celebrated for nine days, in Kerala it is celebrated for the last three days. People here worship Maa Saraswati during Navratri. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Saraswati brings wisdom and wisdom.