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Navaratri (nævəˈrɑːtrɪ)
Also called: Durga Puja an annual Hindu festival celebrated over nine days in September-October. Observed throughout India, it commemorates the slaying of demons by Rama and the goddess Durga; in some places it is dedicated to all female deities
[from Sanskrit navaratri nine nights]

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