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Varahi Navratri



Varahi Navratri as as some communities dedicate the pujas during the period to Goddess Varahi. Varahi Navratri 2018 (dates) is from July 13, 2018 and ends on July 21, 2018. This Navratri is also known as Ashada Navratri as it is observed in the Ashad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. This particular Navratri is mainly observed in North India and is for nine days from the first day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada Mahina.

This nine-day worship is also known by the names of Gupt Navratri and Gayatri Navaratri.
Goddess Varaha, one of the seven Matrikas of Devi Mahatmya, is worshipped during the period.

The most important event during the nine-day period is community worship of the nine forms of Durga or Shakti. Women in a locality gather in a household during evening and worship Mother Goddess.

In Himachal Pradesh, Guhya Navratri is observed during the period.
Non-vegetarian food is avoided during the period.

The most important Navratri is the one which is observed in Ashwin month and this coincides with the Durga Puja.

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