Shardiya Navratri 2020: Navratri is an amalgamation of two words “Nav” + “Ratri” which means nine nights in English. Navratri is a 9-day Hindu festival dedicated to the supreme Goddess Durga. The festival of Navratri is celebrated with great pomp twice a year in major parts of Gujarat, West Bengal, and Delhi.
According to the Hindu calendar, Navratri celebrated during the month of Ashvin, is known as Shardiya Navratri. It usually falls in the Gregorian months of September and October. Shardiya Navratri is the most popular and significant Navratri of all Navratris. Thus, Shardiya Navratri is also known as Maha Navratri.