“I bow to Adi-Shakti, the primal power
I bow to the all-encompassing power
I bow to the creative power
I bow to the divine mother
Happy Navratri!”

The wide variety of festivals celebrated in India is a true manifestation of its rich culture and traditions. India is a country of wide diversification. We celebrate numerous festivals that have a religious aspect to them.

As kids, we have always been taught the importance of religious value. Growing up we have seen our mothers doing household preps for the biggest and the most colourful festival for Hindus- NAVRATRI.

Navratri is one of the major and important festivals, celebrated to worship the Goddess Durga. It is essentially a nine day festival where different nine forms of the DeviDurga (Goddess) are worshipped (Devi Maa Shailputri, Devi Maa Brahmacharini , Devi Maa Chandraghanta , Devi Maa Kushmanda, Devi Maa Skandamata , Devi Maa Katyayani ,Devi Maa Kalaratri, Devi Maa Mahagauri, Devi Maa Siddhidatri.)

It is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by Hindus all across India with great fervour.

The two major Navratri are - Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri that are celebrated widely. Chaitra Navratri is celebrated in the month of April to welcome the auspicious time of spring and harvest. Opening doors to the vibrant year ahead. People in different parts of the country celebrate this same festival differently. Though they worship the same deity, performing different rituals.

Navratri is also celebrated to show the power of our deity. The feminine energy is taken over and the nine manifestations of Maa Durga that are worshiped with fervor during Navratri, are believed to lift divine spirit in us to help us overcome obstacles and get liberated from unnecessary qualities to be filled with new freedom and purity.

We at Basanti believe that every woman resides in all the qualities of the Goddess Durga, protecting and nurturing the loved ones around them. For the most auspicious festival we have curated the most eclectic range of outfits that fits in for each day making a statement of its own. Let the #BasantiWoman feel free and powerful in their territory and see how her aura gets filled with love and happiness. So, let loose of yourself in the most fun collection this Navratri and radiate in the illuminating garments by www.basantikekapde.com