Chaitra Navratri 2019 | Vasant Navratri 2019

Chaitra Navratri 2019 | Vasant Navratri 2019

Chaitra Navratri Date

2018 date 9 Oct, Tue – 17 Oct, Wed (Vijayadashami: 18 Oct, Thu)

2019 date 29 Sep, Sun – 8 Oct, Tue (Vijayadashami: 8 Oct, Tue)

chaitra navratri or vasant navratri

chaitra navratri or vasant navratri

Every year the festival of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm and high spirits all over India. Chaitra Navratri starts from the beginning of the month of the Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar. This festival is observed for 9 days as the name itself suggests. Chaitra Navratri is the worship of Ma Ambe or the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Each and every day of this festival has its own significance. Elaborate puja or ceremony is organized in majority of the households where the 9 day fasts are carried out by men and women. Purification of the soul and the environment is observed.

During the first 3 days of this fasting festival seeds of wheat are planted in a mud pot called jwara. Ma Durga is worshipped with utmost religious fervor. Next 3 days are also observed in the worship of Ma Lakshmi for the prosperity of the family. The last 3 days are observed by preparing for yagnas which is performed on the 8th or 9th auspicious days called the Ashtami and Navmi.

chaitra navratri or vasant navratri

chaitra navratri or vasant navratri

There are 9 goddesses, who also signify the victory of good over evil. Many devotees worship all the 9 forms of the goddess. At the end of festival small girls are worshipped as Ma and considered pure and divine. Chaitra Navratri is about worshipping all the 9 forms of goddesses which are the symbols of strength (Shakti) for 9 days.

Even though fasting is the most important ritual of this festival it does not dampen the spirit of joy and festivity. Folk dance of Gujrat- Garba is organized. Devotees gather around in a common place to perform Garba in colorful, traditional clothes all night long. Bhajans and devotional songs of Ma Ambe are sung live by talented singers and performers.

2018 date 9 Oct, Tue – 17 Oct, Wed (Vijayadashami: 18 Oct, Thu)

2019 date 29 Sep, Sun – 8 Oct, Tue (Vijayadashami: 8 Oct, Tue)

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