Sharad Navratri is a nine-day-long festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world in honor of the Divine Mother or Goddess Durga. This year, it will be observed on Monday, October 15, 2023. It falls in the Hindu month of Ashwin, usually in September or October, and marks the victory of good over evil. During Navratri, devotees worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga, each representing a different aspect of feminine divinity. They observe fasts, offer prayers, and perform pujas in homes and temples. The tenth day, known as Dussehra, is celebrated with great fervor and marks the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, symbolizing the ultimate victory of good over evil.