Navratri – A Letter to India during this season of festivities


Navratri is the time of a prolonged celebration all across the country and the time has come. But in this time of COVID crisis, we all should be extra cautious while celebrating the festivals all across the nations. During Navratri, the celebration in states like West Bengal, Assam, Odisha and the eastern part of the country is of greater magnitude than the western part. In these nine days, the Mother Goddess is celebrated and worshipped all across the country. While Bengal celebrated its very own tradition of Durga puja, there are other festivals like Bommai Golu and others are celebrated in other parts.

There is a very basic difference between the celebration of festivals in the eastern and western parts of the country. Like, in Bengal, Durga Puja also comes with a season of food festivals and nobody is restricted to have any kind of food, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But in Navratri celebrations, people are needed to restrict themselves to vegetarianism.

Like every year, this year too we have will be celebrating Navratri with all its glamour and grandeur. The only difference of this year will be that we will also be fighting with COVID alongside celebration.

The COVID times are difficult and we all need to be fighting these times hand in hand. It does not mean that we will not celebrate. So, here are some basic steps you can follow if you want to safely celebrate this year’s season of festivities!

  1. Always wear a mask, even if you are vaccinated!
  2. Maintain distance from congested areas and crowds.
  3. Regularly sanitize your hands and wash them.
  4. Celebrate safely and cautiously.
  5. Make others aware of being cautious too!

So, this year stay safe and stay healthy and celebrate with glee. Also, stay indoors mostly to avoid the spread of infections. Happy Navratri to all of you!

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