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Prayers, music and garba in New Jersey

Last updated on: October 11, 2010 08:48 IST

Spirit of Navratri in New Jersey

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The spirit of Navratri knows no borders.

Navratri is one of the most important Hindu religious festivals.

The nine nights of Navratri are spent offering puja to three main goddesses -- Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati.

The Indian American community in New Jersey, US, too has been celebrating the festival with fervour since October 8.

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Also See: Navratri PHOTOS: Smashing fun at the Garba 


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Photographs: Young Indian American girls doing the garba
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Image: Hundreds of Indian Americans turned up at the at Garden State Exhibit Centre in Somerset to take part in the Navratri celebrations

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Image: An Indian American does the garba

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Image: A couple plays dandiya during the Navratri celebrations on October 10

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Image: A couple in traditional attire takes part in the Navratri celebrations

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Image: NJ.com quoted 20-year-old Hetal Patel as saying, 'It was a big chance for me. Being old enough now to realize where you come from and what your background is; that means a lot.'

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Image: In years past, teenagers have joined in celebrations with older generations wearing traditional garb

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Image: Singer Devang Patel kept the celebrations going

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Image: Even Americans took part in the colourful Navratri celebrations

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Image: Young Indian American children take part in prayers

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Image: An indian American family offers prayers to Goddess Durga

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Image: Young couples in traditional attire participate in the Navratri celebrations

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