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Navratri is an important festival of Hindus, celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm all across the country. Traditionally associated with Goddess Durga and worshipping her nine incarnations, the festival holds significance in north India, West Bengal, as well as the central and western regions of the country. This nine-day festival comes twice each year and marks the beginning of summer and winter. People fast during Navratri for purification of the body, mind and soul. The best way to fast is to be aware of own body metabolism and plan accordingly.