Navaratri festival in started nowNavaratri is a festival celebrated in our India during the month of Badrapada (Puratasi) month of every year. But this year the festival falls in Ashvina(Aipasi) month. Started from 17th of this month the Navaratri festival begins and ends with VijayaDasami on 26th of this October month. The same festival is celebrated as Dasara in Karnataka State especially in Mysore in a great manner. In Northern parts of our country it is celebrated as Durga pooja.
This, according Hindu Mythology, festival is celebrated on the winning of Mahishasuran, a demon, by Parasakthi. The first three days Parasakathi is worshiped in the form of Durga, second three days in the form of Lakshmi and last three days in the form of Saraswathi. Dasara can also be understand differently removal of ten bad qualities within oneself - Dasha hara. That is we, human, should remove bad qualities from ourselves - such as Ego (Ahankara), Cruelty (Aamanavta), Injustice (Anyaaya), Lust (Kama vasana), Anger (krodha), Greed (Lobha), Over Pride (madha), Jealousy (matsara), Attachment (Moha) and Selfishness (swaartha). The last day, Vijaya Dashami is signifying the victory over the ten bad qualities.