Religious Holidays Quiz

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Are any feasts dedicated especially to the Hindu goddesses?

  • Durga Puja, also called Navaratri ("nine nights"), occurs at the Fall equinox in honor of Shiva's consort Durga.
  • Durga represents the power of good to quell all sources of evil.
  • Devotees honor Sarasvati by piling up books and symbols of learning near local altars.
  • Several during the extended feast called Divali, also belong to the major goddesses.

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