Navaratri

[ˌnʌvə'rʌtri]
(also Navaratra)
noun a Hindu autumn festival extending over the nine nights before Dussehra.
Origin
Sanskrit, lit. 'nine nights'.

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  • Navaratri — UK [ˌnʌvəˈrʌtri] US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular Navaratri plural Navaratris] indian english an important Hindu festival that lasts for nine days at the beginning of October, during which people worship female gods such as Durga the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Navaratri —   [Sanskrit »neun Nächte«], zehn Tage dauerndes hinduistisches Fest der Herbst Tagundnachtgleiche, dessen Abschluss der Tag Dasahra bildet …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Navaratri — Dasahra in Delhi, Statue des Dämon Ravana wird verbrannt Dasahra (auch Vijaya Dashami oder Dasara genannt; Sanskrit, f., दशहरा, daśaharā; Hindi, m., दशहरा, daśahrā oder दसहरा, dasahrā; Marathi, दसरा, dasarā; in Englisch mit Dussehra… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Navaratri —    The Navaratri (Navaratra) or Nine Nights festival is celebrated for nine days in the lunar month of Ashvin (September–October). It is a pan Indian festival that takes different forms in different regions.    In most Hindi speaking areas of… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Navaratri — UK [ˌnʌvəˈrʌtrɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Navaratri : singular Navaratri plural Navaratris Indian English an important Hindu festival that lasts for nine days at the beginning of October, during which people worship female… …   English dictionary

  • navaratri — En el hinduismo, festival de nueve días seguido en el décimo por la celebración de la dasehra. El festival comprende banquetes, visitas, conciertos públicos, teatro y ferias. Los seguidores de la diosa Durga, quienes son especialmente numerosos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Navaratri — Na|va|ra|tri* [...v...], Nawaratri das; <zu sanskr. navarātra »Zeitraum von neun Nächten«> zehn Tage dauerndes hinduistisches Fest der Herbst Tagundnachtgleiche …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Navaratri — n. major Hindu festival that lasts nine days …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Navratri — For the Indian film, see Navarathri (1966 film). Navaratri Navratri Golu depicting various forms of Hindu deities worshiped for 9 days Type Major [Hindu] Festival …   Wikipedia

  • Shaktism — ( Sanskrit: IAST|Śāktaṃ, sa. शाक्तं; lit., doctrine of power or doctrine of the Goddess ) is a denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead. It is, along with… …   Wikipedia

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