This is how TV stars plan to spend Navratri!
Navratri is a festival of song, dance and prayers.
This festival of Nine nights and ten days is dedicated to worship Hindu lord deity Durga Maa.
It’s a time to be joyous and to celebrate, and our television celebrities are doing just that.
In this article, they share their favourite Navratri memories and how they plan to celebrate it this year…
Favourite song: Bichuaa by Lata Mangeshkar and Manna dey
Jasmin Bhasin : I have some amazing memories of Navratri. I remember we used to organise Dandia in school. I would literally wait for the festival! This time, I am going to be in Mumbai as I am busy with work. But I’ll try to go out, if work permits!
Favourite song: Dhol Baaje from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Asmita Sood: I'm from Himachal, and Navratri there only meant no non-veg, fasting for 9 days and doing puoja! In fact, the first time I played Dandiya was with my friends in Delhi, and I loved the experience. This Navratri, I'll mostly be travelling for shoots celebrating in several cities, because it’s celebrated all over the country!
Favourite song: I would like to play Garba on the song Nagada from Ram-Leela.
Saurabh Pandey: During Navratri I remember, that in my house, my mother would stop us from eating onion, garlic or non-veg dishes. We would go on a complete Vaishnav diet. This Navratri, if I’m not shooting, I like to visit my home in Gurgaon.
Favourite song: I like a mix of devotional and Garba songs.
Krrip Kapur Suri: I have a lot of beautiful memories of spending Navratri during my childhood days with my mom, dad and siblings. We use to observe fast for 9 days. And the main aim for fasting was the puris, pakoras and other food we’d eat! This year, I'll be in Mumbai with my whole family and it's going to be special, like always!
Favourite song: Any peppy Bollywood number.
Jay Soni: Navratri has always been a time for celebration. It’s all about enjoying yummy, home cooked food and dancing the night away! And I never go to one place. I and my friends go to several events. This time too, if work permits, I will try and attend as many Garba events as I can.
Favourite song: It has to be Falguni Pathak songs!
Vivian Dsena: I get more spiritual during Navratri. But that doesn’t mean I don’t freak out! I have sweet memories of dancing the night away with my friends. This year, if I am not busy, I will be heading out with my friends. Or maybe I may just judge an event! So yes, nothing fixed for now.
Favourite song: I like a mix of classic songs and Bollywood remixes. Anything that is upbeat and popular.
Rashami Desai: I just love this festival. There’s so much happiness all around. I remember having a blast during Navratri all through school and college. If im not caught up with work, I plan to check out a Falguni Pathak show.
Favourite song: I love classic Garba songs. I don’t mind Bollywood either.