Varanasi, the worldâ€™s oldest city, is the eye of the Indic world. Its primary identity is â€˜Hindu Centralâ€™, the place to which every believing Hindu must make a pilgrimage at least once in lifetime..
The nine nights are dedicated to the three main goddesses of Hinduism – Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati. 'Navratri' means the 'nine nights'. 'Nava' means 'nine', and 'ratri' means 'night'.