Posted: April 10, 2019Categories: Festivals
India is the country of colors having people of almost all religions speaking many languages and several festivals. It is probably the one and only country which celebrates different types of festivals in almost all months of the calendar. Moreover, traditions and cultures which were practiced by ancestors are still alive in India in every region of the country. One such tradition is fasting during Navratri and almost all Hindu peoples follow these rituals with utmost importance and significance. Navratri basically means nine nights and this occurs two times a year, one at the beginning of summer and other at the beginning of winter. You can find many stories in Hindu scriptures related to it such as Puranas and epics like Ramayana.
Reason to celebrate Navratri twice a year
Besides the stories which are mentioned in ancient scriptures of Hindu religion, there are many reasons to celebrate every festival at certain times of a year and the same follows to Navrat
The festival of Raksha Bandhan signifies a chaste bond of love between a brother and sister. On this day a sister ties an auspicious thread called Rakhi on the wrist of her brother believing that he will protect and help her through the thick and thin. It is a custom that when a sister ties the Rakhi on the brother's wrist he gifts her valuable gifts or cash.