Delhi, April 8 -- Navratri (auspicious nine nights) will be starting on April 13. In India, the auspicious REPLACEDis celebrated twice and both times with equal joy and fervour. The celebrations that take place in the month of March-April are known as Chaitra Navaratri also known as Vasant Navratri as it falls during the spring season. Chaitra Navratri, in particular, is the time that people remember Goddess Durga and all of her forms. They call on the goddess for protection and happiness.

The first day of Chaitra Navratri is also marked as the first day of the Hindu calendar which is observed during the full moon phase aka the Shukla Paksha phase. Each day of these nine auspicious days are dedicated to a different form of Goddess Durga ...