When is Chaitra Navratri 2023? Date, Time, Muhurat, History, Significance, Importance & All You Need To Know
The Chaitra Navratri 2023 will begin on Wednesday, March 22, 2023; the following nine days, till March 31, 2023, holds immense religious significance in Hinduism. Chaitra Navratri falls in the month of Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar which corresponds to March-April as per the Gregorian calendar.
Navratri is one of the most popular and widely celebrated festivals in India. The word 'Navratri' literally means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, and it is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga and her nine avatars - Durga, Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Maha Gauri, and Siddhidatri being worshipped. During Navratri, different types of religious programs are organised across the country.
Chaitra?Navratri 2022: Date, Timings (When is Navratri 2022?)
The Chaitra Navratri will be observed from March 22, 2023, to March 31, 2023. The Ashtami of the Chaitra Navratri, which is considered to be the most important day of ritual, falls on the 9th day of the Navratri which is on March 30.
Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama is usually on the ninth day of the Navratri festival. Hence Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Rama Navaratri.
|Chaitra Navratri starts||Wednesday, March 22, 2023|
|Chaitra Navratri ends||Friday, March 31, 2023|
|Ghatasthapana Muhurta||March 22, 06:29 AM to 07:42 AM|
|Pratipada Tithi begins||10:52 PM on March 21, 2023|
|Pratipada Tithi ends||08:20 PM on March 22, 2023|
Chaitra Navratri 2023 Tithi
The complete detail of the puja that will be held in these 9 days of Chaitra Navratri is given below:
|Navratri Day 1||Maa Shailputri Puja||Wednesday, 22 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 2||Maa Brahmacharini Puja||Thursday, 23 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 3||Maa Chandraghanta Puja?||Friday, 24 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 4||Maa Kushmanda Puja||Saturday, 25 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 5||Maa Skandamata Puja||Sunday, 26 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 6||Maa Katyayani Puja||Monday, 27 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 7||Maa Kalaratri Puja||Tuesday, 28 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 8||Maa Maha Gauri Puja||Wednesday, 29 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 9||Maa Siddhidatri Puja||Thursday, 30 March 2023|
|Navratri Day 10||Navratri Parana||Friday, 31 March 2023|
All About?Chaitra Navratri 2023
The festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India, but some customs and traditions are common across the country. During Navratri, people worship Durga and her nine forms, known as Navdurga, with great fervor and devotion. They observe fasts and offer prayers to seek her blessings for prosperity, happiness, and good health.
The festival begins with the installation of clay idols of Durga in homes and pandals (temporary structures) in various parts of the city. The idols are beautifully decorated with flowers, clothes, and jewelry, and people gather around them to offer prayers and seek blessings. The pandals are usually brightly lit up with colorful lights and decorations, creating a festive atmosphere.
The first three days of Navratri are dedicated to worshipping the goddess in her form as Durga, the fierce and powerful warrior who battles evil and protects her devotees. The next three days are dedicated to the goddess as Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, who blesses her devotees with material and spiritual wealth. The final three days are dedicated to the goddess as Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, learning, and art, who blesses her devotees with wisdom and creativity.
In some parts of India, the last day of Navratri is celebrated as Ram Navami. The Chaitra Navratri ends with Ram Navami which is the birthday of Hindu god Vishnu's seventh avatar, Ram. Lord Ram was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya.
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