wow! seems to be a very colorful tradition. love the colors in hindu traditions.
other then hindu communities there are other communities too that celebrate navratri. with globalization i believe all the religious traditions are more social,cultural and geographical now
i was in india last year around this time, navratri is more of a social experience then religious. it intrigues colors and hope in life.
this festival brings us prosperity and soladarity. how liberal we get we should never forget our religious values