Sharad Navratri, the most popular of four Navratri festival kicks off on October 17. The nine-day Hindu festival is observed in the honour of the divine feminine power Devi Durga will end with Vijayadashami or Dussehra celebration on October 25. Devotees worship Navdurga, the nine avatars of Maa Durga on each day of the festival. People begin by extending greetings online via messaging apps and social media platforms.