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Celebrating Navaratri

Celebrating Navaratri
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Key Info
  • Celebrating Navaratri
  • Duration: 02:09
  • The Hindu festival of Navratri is explored briefly, including ways of worshipping God in India and the UK. The basis of Navratri in beliefs about Durga and the defeat of evil is described and various celebrations are shown.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Hinduism

  • Keywords: Hindu, Hinduism, Navratri, Durga, worship, festival, celebration
Ideas for use in class
  • Explore the symbolism of the Navratri celebrations. What beliefs might be expressed in burning the effigy of Ravana and the submerging of the statues of Durga in the river?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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