Navratri is a festival the celebrates the Goddess Amba or Durga in all Her nine forms for a period of nine days. The term ‘Navratri’ literally means nine nights which gives reference to this grand festive season. This festival mainly occurs in the western part of India but it is also observed all over the country under different names. Navratri celebration takes place amidst a lot of fun and festivities while the Goddess is worshipped. The popular folk dance garba is performed by both men and women during this highly significant festival. Shakti or the supreme creative energy is also worshipped on Navratri in the form of the Goddess.
Importance of Shakti on Navratri
The reigning force Shakti is personified by the divine deity Goddess Amba who is shown with eight hands while riding a tiger or lion. The eight hands of the Goddess hold eight different types of weapons that have been given to her by the other Gods. The Goddess uses all her weapons to defeat the evil that exists everywhere and the tiger or lion also helps in this. In this way, the sublimity and superiority of Shakti is manifested over the whole of this universe. Navratri celebrates the defeat of Mahishasura who personifies evil by Goddess Durga in the form of Shakti. It is believed that a part of Mahishasura exists within us even today and we have to use the Shakti or the power of the Goddess within us to defeat this power. Navratri is actually reminiscent of all such struggles that take place within us every day and thus is a celebration of Shakti in its highest form.
Navratri is a time for exchanging gifts while spending a gala time with friends and family who have been brought together by the worship of the Goddess. However, if you are staying away from your friends and family then it can be hard for you to participate in these festivities. You can in a way make up for your absence by sending exclusive Navratri gift ideas available on this online gift store for your loved ones in India.
Gift hampers are a much opted for gift idea for such festivals as Navratri and quite a collection of these Navratri hampers are available on this online gifting portal. The Flowers and Fruits contains a bunch of a dozen orange gerberas and a basket of fresh fruits. You can also send a gift of Navratri chocolates for your dear ones and you can get many options on this gifting site. The Cadbury & Temptation Hamper is a chocolate hamper that consists of different types of chocolates from Cadbury.
This coming Navratri can be a very merry occasion for both you as well as your family and friends. These gifts to India will be loved by your near and dear ones on the magnificent festival of Navratri. You can also get various other gifting options here for many occasions, events and also festivals.