Chaitra Navratri 2018 Calendar
India is one of the most culturally diverse countries and is known across the world for its rich culture and bright festivals. A large number of different cultures are knitted together in a beautiful manner. One of the biggest Hindu festivals in the country is the Navratri. 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 the 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 2018 Dates, Days and Goddess Information
Day 1(Pratipada) –March 18th, 2018 (Sunday) – Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja
Day 2 (Dwitiya) – March 19th, 2018 (Monday) – Brahmacharini Puja, Sindhara Dooj
Day 3 (Tritiya) – March 20th, 2018 (Tuesday) – Chandraghanta Puja, Gauri Teej, Saubhagya Teej
Day 4 (Chaturthi) – March 21st, 2018 (Wednesday) – Kushmanda puja, Varad Vinayaka Chauth,Lakshmi Panchami
Day 5 (Panchami) – March 22nd, 2018 (Thursday) – Skandamata Puja, Naag Puja, Skanda Sashti
Day 6 (Shashthi) – March 23rd , 2018 (Friday) – Katyayani Puja, Yamuna Chhat
Day 7 (Saptami) – March 24th , 2018 (Saturday) – Kalaratri Puja, Maha Saptmi, Mahagauri Puja, Durga Ashtami Puja
Day 8 (Ashtmi) – March 25th , 2018 (Sunday) – Rama Navami, Sandhi Puja
Day 9 (Navami) – March 26th, 2018 (Monday) – Dashami, Navratri Parana