They create worlds with a single smile,
And fight evil beings in ultimate style.
This Navaratri, once again, welcome the guardians divine -
A powerful goddess and her avatars nine!
Durga, as this powerful warrior-goddess is known,
Has nine special forms - each one unique, not just a clone.
Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, and Chandraghanta,
Kushmanda and Skandamata,
Katyayani and Kaalratri,
Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri.
They are Nava Durga,
Worshipped during Navaratri,
The festival of nine nights and nine days
That's celebrated across India and the world in myriad ways
To praise the goddesses and their glory.
This is their story!
Nava Durga: The Nine Forms of the Goddess
Reading level: 7+ years
Paperback: 94 pages