Navratri Festival Celebration 2017

This is a major event. Navratri means nine nights and is marked by special religious music, dancing and prayer. Both men and women take part in dancing and prayers in their colourful traditional costumes. Navratri is celebrated twice in a year – Chaitra or Vasant Navratri ( March – April ) and Sharad Navratri ( October – November ) Both celebrations centre on worship of goddess Shakti.

In Gujarat, Navratri Festival celebrates worship of goddess Jagdamba. Navratri Festival is dedicated to three Avtars of goddess Shakti namely Durga, the warrior, Laxmi, the wealth, and Saraswati, the knowledge. Nine forms of Shakti (Goddesses) are worshiped during Navratri:-

DURGA
BHADRAKALI
ANNAPOORNA
SARVAMANGALA
BHAIRAVI
CHANDIKA
LALITA
BHAVANI
MOOKAMBIKA


Festival Celebration Details

The Festival starts on Thursday 21st September 2017 every evening and ends on Friday 29th September 2017, with Sharad Purnima taking place on Thursday 5th October 2017. Our committee has once again worked hard to secure venues to ensure you can all once again enjoy what is one of our main events through the year. We look forward to your continued support, which is what makes Anandmilan events so successful.

So here are the confirmed dates, times and venues for each night of Navratri 2017. The timing for each event is 8pm to 11pm:

DATE
VENUE
Thursday 21stSeptember
Parkview CentreFor the Community, Off Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, Woking GU21 5NZ
Friday 22ndSeptember
FairlandsCommunity Centre, Fairlands Avenue, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey. GU33NA
Saturday 23rdSeptemberParkview CentreFor the Community
Sunday 24thSeptember
FairlandsCommunity Centre
Monday 25thSeptember
Parkview CentreFor the Community
Tuesday 26thSeptember
Parkview CentreFor the Community
Wednesday 27thSeptember
FairlandsCommunity Centre
Thursday 28thSeptember (ATHAM)
Parkview CentreFor the Community
Friday 29thSeptember
FairlandsCommunity Centre


SHARAD PURNIMA
Thursday 5th October
Parkview CentreFor the Community




Members & Guests have the opportunity to bring PRASAD as usual for offering. This will be distributed as usual after Garbas/Raas