From delicious food to garbha, TV celebs reveal their Navratri celebration plans
Navaratri, the nine nights of delicious food, fun, dance and devotion. The nation is all set and so are the TV celebs who has their own way of celebrating the festival.
TV actors talked about the way they would like to celebrate Navratri during recent interviews and shared their plans for the same.
Kumkum Bhagya fame Aparna Mishra loves gorging on special Navratri food that is prepared during fasts including sabudana vada, sabudana khichdi and also prasad of chana puri.
She said, “I celebrate Navratri every year and it is one of my favourite festivals too. I have actually come to love fasting and relish the delicious sabudana vada, khichdi, and Chana puri which is prepared around this time of the year. In fact, I wait for Navratri so that I can have all these ‘Falhari’ dishes.”
However, the actress won’t be able to keep fast this year because of her shoots and busy work schedule. “However, this year I won’t be able to fast during Navratri because of a hectic shoot schedule, but will be doing the aarti and attending Garba events in the city,” she added.
Stand-up comedian Gaurav Dubey who is fond of Garba is all set to shake a leg with family and friends . He shared, “Navratri is one of my favourite festivals that I eagerly await. It brings my family together as we all meet, exchange sweets and gifts, and spend nights playing garba. For me Garba is the highlight of the festival. The whole festival has a different vibe to it which makes it special for everyone. This year as well, I plan to celebrate it with my family and if time permits, then I will definitely play Garba with my loved ones.” r
Shubhaavi Choksey also shared her plans for Navratri and said, “Festivals are always a means to bring everyone together and have a good time celebrating with our dear and near ones. For me, Navratri has always been about celebrating the festival with family and friends with much enthusiasm and focusing on shakti.
Talking further about the reason to celebrate Navratri, she added, “The festival is celebrated for different reasons in different parts of India, but the main theme remains the same – the victory of good over evil. There is also that aspect of different colours being assigned to different days and I try to follow up with that trend and colour coordinate.”
Actress Neha Joshi also shared the importance of the first day of Navratri for her and said, “On the first day of Navratri, Devi Shailputri, also known as Devi Parvati, is worshipped. Revered as the daughter of the Himalayas, She is believed to bring about the highest state of consciousness, enthusiasm, success, and happiness in an individual. She is the absolute form of mother nature. People wear yellow-coloured clothes to please the Goddess and in my hometown, we offer pure ghee to her. It is believed that by offering pure ghee, the devotees are blessed with a life free of diseases and illness,” she concluded.