Chaitra Navratri 2017 Calendar
India is one of the most culturally diverse country and is known across the world for its rich culture and bright festivals. The large number of different cultures are knitted together in a beautiful manner. One of the biggest Hindu festivals in the country are the Navratris. Navratri is the joyous way of worshiping the Almighty Goddess Durga in her nine forms, over a period of nine nights and ten days by following proper puja vidhi and fasting.
Navratri is celebrated five times a year, which are as follows:
Vasanta Navratri (Chaitra/ March-April)
Ashadha Navratri (Ashadha/ June-July)
Sharad Navratri (Ahvin/ September-October)
Paush Navratri (Paush/ December-January)
Magh Navratri (Magh/ January-February)
Vasanta Navratri and Sharad Navratri are mainly celebrated all over India, the other are only observed by Shaktas.
Chaitra Navratri is also known as Vasanta Navratri. As per Hindu lunar calendar, Chaitra is the first month which coincides with the month of March – April. Chaitra Navratri is also famous by the name of Rama Navratri as birthday of Lord Rama falls on the ninth day of Navratri festival. Goddess Durga has nine structures, and all are loved amid Navratri by devoting every day to one "symbol" or incarnation. Every goddess is illustrative of a specific ideal and is accepted to present satisfaction.
Chaitra Navratri 2017 Dates, Days and Goddess Information
Day 1(Amavasya) –March 28th, 2017 (Tuesday) – Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja
Day 2 (Dwitiya) – March 29th, 2017 (Wednesday) – Brahmacharini Puja, Chandra Darshan, Sindhara Dooj
Day 3 (Tritiya) – March 30th, 2017 (Thursday) – Chandraghanta Puja, Gauri Teej, Saubhagya Teej
Day 4 (Chaturthi) – March 31st, 2017 (Friday) – Kushmanda puja, Varad Vinayaka Chauth
Day 5 (Panchami) – April 1st, 2017 (Saturday) – Skandamata Puja, Naag Puja, Lakshmi Panchmi
Day 6 (Shashthi) – April 2nd, 2017 (Sunday) – Katyayani Puja, Yamuna Chhat
Day 7 (Saptami) – April 3rd, 2017 (Monday) – Kalaratri Puja, Maha Saptmi
Day 8 (Ashtmi) – April 4th, 2017 (Tuesday) – Mahagauri Puja, Durga Ashtami Puja, Sandhi Puja
Day 9 (Navami) – April 5th, 2017 (Wednesday) – Rama Navami, Navratri Parana