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.
|Day-1 (29-September)||Shailaputri||Pratipada||Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailaputri Puja||Ghee|
|Day-2 (30-September)||Brahmacharini||Dwitiya||Brahmacharini Puja||Sugar|
|Day-3 (1-October)||Chandraghanta||Tritiya||Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja, Varad Vinayak Chauth||Ghee|
|Day-4 (2-October)||Kushmanda||Chaturthi||Kushmanda Puja, Upang Lalita Vrat||Malupa|
|Day-5 (3-October)||Skandamata||Panchami||Skandamata Puja||Bananas|
|Day-6 (4-October)||Katyayini||Shashthi||Katyayini Puja||Honey|
|Day-7 (5-October)||Kaalratri||Saptami||Kaalratri Puja, Saraswati Awahan||Jaggery|
|Day-8 (6-October)||Mahagauri||Ashtami||Mahagauri Puja, Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja||Coconut|
|Day-9 (7-October)||Siddhidatri||Navami||Siddhidatri Puja, Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa||Grains|
|Day-10 (8-October)||—||Dashami||Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijaya Dashami||—|
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.
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.
What are the Navratri Colors?
It is a tradition to wear dresses that represent the colours of Navratri on each of the 9 days.
Use these colours as a guide and make this Navratri more colourful.
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