5 Amazing Books to Read to Celebrate Navratri!

5 Amazing Books to Read to Celebrate Navratri!

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Today marks the first day of Navratri! Navratri is a Hindu festival that runs its course over nine nights and ten days, and is a celebration of the divine feminine. The festival centers around the goddess Durga, a fierce figure who rides atop a tiger and is known for defeating Mahishasura, a buffalo demon, in battle. The legend that corresponds to the holiday is that of Durga defeating Mahishasura and restoring order to the world.   As with all holidays, Navratri is rooted in a deep literary tradition, and so in honor of this day, here are a few works of literature …