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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“Navaratra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/navaratra. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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