Durgashtami is the eighth day of the Navratri or Durga Puja festival that is celebrated across various parts of India. This day is attributed to Goddess Shakti, an avatar of Durga who is symbolic of eternal power and the victory of ‘good’ over the ‘evil’. Durgashtami commences from ‘Mahalaya’ in the Indian month of Ashwin. On this day, the deity is worshipped as Goddess Gauri.
Being a symbol of purity, serenity and tranquility, Maha Gauri is said to put an end to all the suffering of her devotees. The Goddess is shown a lighted lamp for 7 times and the special Durga Saptashati mantra is recited 108 times.
Goddess Kali emerged from the forehead of Devi Durga on this day and killed Mahishasur — the king of Demons and his associates—Chanda and Munda. Devotees of Goddess Durga keep a day long fast on this day. Goddess Durga is worshipped by establishing a ‘ghat’ in front, red sandalwood paste, fruits, flowers, sweets, betel leaves, cardamom and coins are distributed among the kin.
Shades of red is what you need to celebrate this auspicious day of Ashtami. Fusions of netted capes, lehengas, blouses and kurtas in combination of gold, merged beautifully with scarlet is your answer to festive look. Accessorize it with matching high strappy heels, long dangling earrings and a huge pendant with clinking bangles to complete the graceful outfit. If delicate designs, flowy fabrics and contemporary crafts is your thing, this look is perfect for you.
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