This Navratri, Esha Deol Takhtani, Wants To Instill Self-Respect And Dignity In Her Daughters

The actor opens up on what giving a much-needed push to new and upcoming women designers and businesses owned by women amid the ongoing pandemic

At a time when cases of gender-based violence continue to increase, Esha Deol Takhtani believes that this Navratri will remind men of the goddess who resides in every woman.

“These cases are common in areas where education isn’t given much importance and there’s a lack of dignity and respect that men need to uphold for the opposite sex. During Navratri, everyone prays to the Goddess. When you worship her, It’s imperative that you respect the women in your life,” she elaborates.

This Navratri is very special for the 39-year-old actor. She has worked with new and emerging women-owned companies and designers to give them a much-needed boost amid the ongoing pandemic.

“Things are much better this time around and I thought people would definitely dress up and step out. I’m glad to be helping and empowering other women who’ve started their own businesses,” Takhtani, who also makes sure that her daughters adhere to the nine colors of Navratri.

Listening to Mahishasura Mardini and chanting Durga Saptashati is an integral part of the Navratri celebrations for Takhtani. She believes that these rituals are important to instill the values ​​of self-respect and her dignity in her daughters Radhya (3) and Miraya (2).

“We play shlokas from Mahishasura Mardini in the house in the morning and evening. Through both of my pregnancies, we chanted the Durga Saptashati. We’re doing it this year as well. It goes on for about one-and-a-half hours where we chant hymns to invoke the Goddess. When I had my daughters in my womb, I felt that they reacted to it. Now when we play it, they dance to it as if they’ve heard it before,” ends the actor, who will be seen in Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness.

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