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Navratri: 9 things garba revellers will totally get

Last updated on: September 25, 2014 21:12 IST
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Navratri, the celebration of nine nights begins September 25.

It is a time for devotion and fasting and thanking the goddess for ridding this earth of evil.

But it is also a time for celebration and merriment.

It is that time of the year when as the sun goes down, the young step out and live it up.

For everyone who's celebrated the festival in parts of western India, you'll know exactly what we're saying.

So here, dear readers with our tongues firmly in cheek, we bring you 9 of the fun things that happen only during Navratri :-)

Got a funny bone? Keep scrolling!

1. You go berserk shopping for clothes

Because duh nine nights need nine outfits!

And that super smart salesman who knows your weaknesses doesn't help!

Photograph: Kara Newhouse/Creative Commons


2. You cannot wait for the sun to go down

Navratri is basically family-approved clubbing so why would you not want to make the most of it?

Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters


3. Your chick/guy radar is full-on active

Can you imagine? The entire dating pool is basically dancing right before you!

Also you know what they say about people who are good dancers ;-)

Photograph: Sheetal Saini/Creative Commons


4. Your parents have most likely hired detectives

True story! Happens all the time!

Photograph: Still from the TV show Sherlock


5. Sales of... erm... certain products shoot up!

Also true!

Photograph: Shawn Latta/Creative Commons


6. If you're lucky you find your one true love!

Large dating pool + coy glances + certain products = ?

Do the math!

Photograph: Tango Foxtrot/Creative Commons


7. And even if you don't that's ok because you've had the time of your life

Dancing > Annoying partner

Photograph: Mira John/Creative Commons


8. Mornings are basically the worst

Try dancing four hours at a stretch and get to work the next morning.

Done? Good! Now try doing that for nine freaking nights in a row!

Photograph: Still from the film New York


9. But by noon you are already getting ready for the night

And no one's going to stop you!

Photograph: Still from the film London, Paris, New York

Have we missed anything? Do feel free to add! Tell us all the things that bring back Navratri memories :-) Post your comments on the Discussion Board below.

Photographs used here for representational purposes only

Please note this is a humour piece and must be treated as such! :-)

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