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Each year, at the end of the rainy season, a festival that lasts nine nights and ten days is celebrated with great enthusiasm and public participation all over India and wherever South Asians live. This festival is known by many names. Navarātri (or navarātra) is one of them, a name that emphasiz…

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Hüsken, Ute, “Navarātri”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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