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India celebrates Navratri

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Published : Oct 18, 2018, 1:15 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
The Navratri festival of nine nights began on October 10 and culminates with the celebration of 'Dussehra'.(Photo: PTI)
The Navratri festival of nine nights began on October 10 and culminates with the celebration of 'Dussehra'.(Photo: PTI)
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A Hindu devotee performs rituals and immerses barley saplings in the River Tawi during "Navratri", or nine nights festival, in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018. The Navratri festival of nine nights began on October 10 and culminates with the celebration of 'Dussehra' (Photo: AP)
A Hindu devotee performs rituals and immerses barley saplings in the River Tawi during "Navratri", or nine nights festival, in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Oct.17, 2018.  The Navratri festival of nine nights began on October 10 and culminates with the celebration of 'Dussehra' (Photo: AP)
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People dressed in traditional attire participate in mass 'Garba' and 'Dandiya' programme during Navratri celebrations, in Jabalpur, Monday night, Oct 16, 2018. The festival of "Dussehra" is held on the last day of the Navratri festival.(Photo: PTI)
People dressed in traditional attire participate in mass 'Garba' and 'Dandiya' programme during Navratri celebrations, in Jabalpur, Monday night, Oct 16, 2018.  The festival of "Dussehra" is held on the last day of the Navratri festival.(Photo: PTI)
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In this picture taken on October 15, 2018, Indian folk dancers participate in a Navratri festival event in Ahmedabad. It symbolises the triumph of good over evil, culminating when firecracker-stuffed effigies of the demon king are set alight. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture taken on October 15, 2018, Indian folk dancers participate in a Navratri festival event in Ahmedabad. It symbolises the triumph of good over evil, culminating when firecracker-stuffed effigies of the demon king are set alight.  (Photo: AFP)
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Indian artists dressed as Hindu Lord Rama (2ndL) Sita (C) Laxman (R) and Shurpanakha(L) perform the Ramleela, perform the Ramleela ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra in Amritsar, on October 15, 2018. Feasting and fasting takes over normal life for devout Hindus during this festival, which is more widely celebrated in north India. (Photo: AFP)
 Indian artists dressed as Hindu Lord Rama (2ndL) Sita (C) Laxman (R) and Shurpanakha(L) perform the Ramleela, perform the Ramleela ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra in Amritsar, on October 15, 2018. Feasting and fasting takes over normal life for devout Hindus during this festival, which is more widely celebrated in north India. (Photo: AFP)
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Youngsters, dressed in traditional attire, participate in mass 'Garba' and 'Dandiya' programme during Navratri celebrations, in Jaipur, Sunday night, Oct 14, 2018. (Photo: PTI)
Youngsters, dressed in traditional attire, participate in mass 'Garba' and 'Dandiya' programme during Navratri celebrations, in Jaipur, Sunday night, Oct 14, 2018. (Photo: PTI)
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Indian craftsman make effigies of the Hindu demon king Ravana at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Amritsar on October 14, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
Indian craftsman make effigies of the Hindu demon king Ravana at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Amritsar on October 14, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
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A devotee participates in a Garba dance performance during the Navratri festival celebrations, in Bhopal, Saturday, Oct 13, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
A devotee participates in a Garba dance performance during the Navratri festival celebrations, in Bhopal, Saturday, Oct 13, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
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