Fasting during Navratri | 2019 |

Some devotees prefer to keep fast during the period of Navratri. The number of fasts depends on the capacity, resources and interest of the devotees. Popular systems are to keep at least two fasts (either first and last or last two) or to keep all the fasts. Some people celebrate Ashtami (the 8th day of Navratri) and celebrate Navami (the 9th day of Navratri) to bid farewell to maa Durga.