navaratra

noun na·va·ra·tra \ˌnəvəˈrä‧trə\

Definition of navaratra

plural

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

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Origin and Etymology of navaratra

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


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