Friday, 25 March 2016

Chaitra Navratri 2015 - 2016 Dates(Hindu New Year)

Navratri 2016 - 2017 Dates
One of the greatest festival Navratri is a nine-day festival. This festival is dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess DurgaThis festival is celebrated twice in a year with great devotion and fervor in all over India As per the Hindu calendar, Chaitra Navratri 2016 is from 8th April to 15th April. The most important Navratri in a year is the Sharadiya Navratra which begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashvin or Ashwayuja 1st October 2016 to 9th October 2016 as per traditional Hindu calendar. You can share this dates and calendars with everyone you care about and elevate the festive mood.
Vasant or Chaitra Navratri March - April 2016 dates 
Ghatsthapana – Navratri Day 1 – April 8, 2016 
Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya - April 9, 2016 
Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya - April 9, 2016 
Varadvinayak Chaturthi - April 10, 2016 
Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan - April 11, 2016 
Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti - April 12, 2016 
Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami - April 13, 2016 
Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami - April 14, 2016 
Chaitra Navratri ends – Ram Navratri Day 9 – April 15, 2016. 
During Chaitra Navratri ninth day is celebrated as Ram Navami while after Sharad Navratri next day is celebrated as Dussehera or Vijayadashami, the victory of good over evil. 
Sharad Navratri is the most famous between these two Navratris. On both the auspicious occasion during Chaitra and Sharad Navratri, nine forms of Goddess Maa Durga - Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri are worshipped by the devotees. 
The devotees worship these nine incarnations of goddess Durga till nine days to get blessing of Maa Durga. It is believed that People who worship Maa Bhagwati, do fasting and chanting mantras during Navratri will be blessed with prosperity, health and wisdom in their life. Jaagran has also been made by the devotees during navratri nights. 
Navratri celebration and worshipping style is different in every state of India but the devotion is same for Navratri festival. It is celebrated widely in every part of India with great enthusiasm with a different name of Goddess, like in Gujarat devotees worship as Goddess Jagdamba while in West Bengal it is named as Durga Puja. In Kolkata people erected huge Pandals at various places for Durga Puja and set up great idols of Mata Durga for worship. In Gujarat, Dandiya and Garba are the two popular dance forms which are performed by the people during Navratri festival.Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Vasant Navratri, celebrated more popularly with great pomp and devotion in the northern part of India,specifically in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Devotees all across the country do fasting till nine days, sing hymns and do Kanjak puja to get the good health, wisdom and blessing of Maa Durga.
According to Hindu lunar calendar, Chaitra is the first month and the first day of this month is celebrated as the Hindu New Year. Chaitra Navratri is the end of the winter season and begining of the summer in India.


  1. Blog is indeed useful in order to getting details about chaitra Navratri festival.

  2. Navratri 2016 is here and so is the time to worship the nine avatars of Maa Durga. You can buy puja items beforehand to be well prepared for the puja.