The festival of nine nights dedicated to goddess DURGA & her nine forms. It is celebrated with true devotion & purity all over the country with the first day of the bright fortnight of the ASHVIN month which usually coincides with the end of the rainy season. The festival is celebrated with true devotion and purity all over the country. People from various sections of the society irrespective of caste and creed celebrate this festival by visiting temples and offering pujas at the Motherâ€™s feet. In some places special puja samarohas are also held by setting the images of Mother Durga on beautifully decorated pandals. Temples dedicated to Shakti also make arrangement for pujas and bratas to mark these nine days as true symbols of devotion and adoration towards the divine mother.