navaratra

noun
na·​va·​ra·​tra | \ˌnəvəˈrä‧trə\
plural -s

Definition of navaratra 

: a nine-day Hindu festival in honor of Durga held in the month Asin

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History and Etymology for navaratra

Sanskrit navarātra period of nine nights, from nava nine + rātri night; perhaps akin to Sanskrit rāma black

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