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|24 October, 2023 (Ashwin)|
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Fasting on Navratras is one of the widely practiced rituals by Hindu devotees. The nine-day long Navratri fast concludes with Navratri Parana. The devotees end their fast on the eighth day which is Ashtami. They offer prayers to Goddess Mahagauri and perform Kanya Pujan (worshipping the girl child).
For Kanya Pujan, young girls are worshipped as they are believed to be the manifestation of Maa Durga.
So the fasting for the Navratri Festival is brought to conclusion on Maha Ashtami or Maha Navami with Navratri Parana.
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Hindus believe that the battle between Goddess Durga and Mahishasur (a powerful demon in Hindu mythology) lasted for nine long days. The battle ended in the defeat and killing of Mahishasur. The ninth day of Navratri festival has, therefore, come to be universally regarded as a win of good over evil. On this day Maa Durga vanquished the demon with her power, strength, and wisdom. Therefore, Navratri Parana is regarded as the day following which new beginnings can be undertaken.