The eighth night of Navratri is known as Durgashtami. It commemorates the day on which Goddess Durga gained victory over the demon Maheshasura.
The Nine Goddesses of Navratri
Tonight is the first of nine nights of Navratri 2014 in North America. Navratri (or Navaratri) is the Indian festival celebrating the goddesses Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. They are all aspects of Shri Durga. Each night of Navratri is dedicated to a particular goddess who represents an aspect of the divine. The nine goddesses of […]