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Mahanavami

Mahanavami marks the culmination of the Navaratri festival  when the goddess Durga is worshipped as Aparajita and sugarcane stalks are offered to her. On this day, in Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Kanya Puja is performed, when nine young virgins, symbolically representing the nine forms of the goddess, are worshipped. Their feet are washed and they are feasted and given new clothes by the worshippers.    

 


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