Navratri Fast

During the nine days of Navratras celebrations, the Hindu devotees observe fast and offer their puja to the deity of Duga Maa. Navratri fasting starts from the new moon day of the Ashvin month of the Hindu calendar and ends on the tenth day of Dusshera or Vijaya Dashami that celebrates the victory of good over evil. Navratri vrat is a very special vrat where devotees take water only after they offer their ritualistic puja to Goddess Durga. Mostly they take milk products and fresh fruits. There are also special recipes for dishes prepared for the people to take during their Navratre vrat. People also spend time listening to and reciting Navratri Katha during their puja that forms an important part of the rituals.