The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, Nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, Eight forms of Lakshmi are worshiped in vaishnava community. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra.
Though, every region in India celebrates this festival in its own way. In Tamil culture, Navarathri Festival is dedicated to the 3 avatars of Goddess Shakti - Durga (the warrior Goddess), Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth), and Saraswati (the Goddess of knowledge). Navarathri is observed in the Tamil month Puratassi in Tamilnadu.
In Tamilnadu,the Navarathri festival is dedicated to Golu doll arrangements. The golu dolls which are collected over a period of years and some which are traditionally passed from one generation to another forms part of the golu dolls. But today Navarathri Golu is more famous for arrangement of dolls by themes. Ayudha Puja is performed on the ninth day of Navarathri.
I wanted to share few easy and quick to make sundals recipes here for the occasion. Please see the link
Chitrannam- Variety of Rices