The nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri begins on 10 October (Wednesday). The festival of Navratri is observed across north India and has a very special significance in Hindu religion. The nine-day festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine forms.

Beautiful idols of Goddess Durga are made and worshiped during this period. This year, the festival of Sharad or Maha Navratri will be celebrated from October 10, 2018, to October 18, 2018 (Wednesday to Thursday).

The devotees not only celebrate the festival by offering prayers but also wear colourful and traditional dresses, sing folk song and play Garba and Dandiya. Dandiya is usually played in the late evening, after performing all the rituals of Aarti.

Navratri is followed by the festival of Dussehra or Vijayadashmi, which is falling on 19 October this year. With Dussehra begins the 15-day countdown for the festival of lights Diwali, or Diwali. The year, Diwali, also called Deepawali, will be celebrated on 7 November.

Here are some quotes, images, and messages that you can share on Navratri.

Navratri 2018 wishes and messages

  1. May this Navratri brighten up your life with joy, wealth, and good health. Wishing you a Happy Navratri!
  2. Nine nights of festivity; nine nights of blessings; nine nights of auspiciousness; nine nights of divinity. May this divine occasion bring you success in all your endeavours! Have a delightful Navratri!
  3. This Navratri, light the lamp of happiness, prosperity, and knowledge. Happy Navratri!
  4. Sending warm wishes for a happy Navratri that brings you health, wealth, good fortune and success!
  5. Fortunate are those without envy. They do not spread hate; they spread love. May you be blessed with that wisdom! Have a joyous Navratri!
  6. N = Nav Chetna
    A = Akhand Jyoti
    V = Vighna Nashak
    R = Ratjageshwari
    A = Anand Dayi
    T = Trikal Darshi
    R = Rakhan Karti
    A = Anand Mayi Maa
    May Nav Durga bless you always. Wish you and your family a very Happy Navratri!

Navratri 2018 Quotes

1.      Namaste sharanye, Shive sanukampe,
Namaste jagad vyapike viswaroope,
Namaste jagad vandhya padaravindhe,
Namasthe jagad-tarini trahi Durge.

2.      Namaste jagar chintyamana swaroope,
Namaste maha yogini, jnana roope,
Namaste, namaste sadananda roope,
Namaste jagad-tarini trahi Durge

3.      Maa Durga ke ashirwaad se apka jivan sukhmay ho,
Is Navratri pe hamarie shubkamnayen apke saath hai. 

4.      || Yaa Devi sarvabhuteshu, Shakti rupena sangsthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha ||

5. || Yaa Devi sarvabhuteshu, Matri rupena sangsthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha ||

Navratri 2018 that images you can share

(Original photo: Getty Images)

(Original photo: Getty Images)

(Original photo: Getty Images)

(Original photo: Getty Images)

(Original photo: Getty Images)