Happy Navratri!

The nine-day Hindu festival of Maha Navratri is now being celebrated through October 10th.  At this time, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are honored.  Each region in India celebrates this festival in their own manner, but in some traditions, three days each are dedicated to Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati.  On the tenth day, Vijayadashami is observed.  This holiday celebrates the harvest season and renewing the health of the soil.
(Garba dance photo, copyright H. Jadeja.)