Navratri 2019

Navratri 2019 – Start Date, End Date, Significance

Navratri 2019: Navratri begins on Sunday, September 29 and ends on Monday, October 7. Navratri means 9 sacred days. These nine days are dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine avatars. A distinct avatar of Goddess Durga is worshipped on each of the nine days.

Navratri 2019 Dates

Navratri is celebrated from 29th September to 7th October this year. It is celebrated for 9 days.

Navratri DayGoddessTithiPoojasOfferings
Day-1 (29-September)ShailaputriPratipadaGhatsthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailaputri Puja Ghee
Day-2 (30-September)BrahmachariniDwitiyaBrahmacharini PujaSugar
Day-3 (1-October)ChandraghantaTritiyaSindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja, Varad Vinayak Chauth Ghee
Day-4 (2-October)KushmandaChaturthiKushmanda Puja, Upang Lalita Vrat Malupa
Day-5 (3-October)SkandamataPanchamiSkandamata PujaBananas
Day-6 (4-October)KatyayiniShashthiKatyayini PujaHoney
Day-7 (5-October)KaalratriSaptamiKaalratri Puja, Saraswati Awahan Jaggery
Day-8 (6-October)MahagauriAshtamiMahagauri Puja, Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja Coconut
Day-9 (7-October)SiddhidatriNavamiSiddhidatri Puja, Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa Grains
Day-10 (8-October)DashamiNavratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijaya Dashami
What is Navratri?
Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga

Why is Navratri celebrated?

Navratri or Durga Puja is celebrated as a symbol of victory of good over evil. As per legend, Goddess Durga defeated the demon king Mahishasura to save the world and restore Dharma. In South India, Navratri is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana.

Vijaya Dashami
Goddess Durga killing Mahishasura

How to celebrate Navratri in 2019?

Navratri is celebrated with fervour and devotion all across India. People celebrate Navratri by praying to the 9 forms of goddess Durga during the 9 days and performing poojas. Garba dance is the most famous activity during Navratri and especially popular in Gujarat and Mumbai. The festival culminates in Dasara.

Celebrating Navratri
Women performing Garba dance during Navratri

What are the Navratri Colors?

It is a tradition to wear dresses that represent the colours of Navratri on each of the 9 days.

Navratri Colors for 2019 Infographic
Navratri Colours 2019

Use these colours as a guide and make this Navratri more colourful.

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6 thoughts on “Navratri 2019 – Start Date, End Date, Significance”

  1. K. Raghavendran

    Thank u very much for providing the information on the navaratri dates n the significance of performing it. Very informative. Appreciate

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