Navratri Puja Dates: 29 Sep 2019 to 7 Oct 2019 (9 Days)
Navratri Puja is performed to worship the nine different forms of Goddess Durga for nine continuous days. This year in 2019, Navratri is beginning from Sunday, September 29 and ending on Monday, October 7. Navratri means 9 sacred days. A distinct avatar of Goddess Durga is worshipped on each of the nine days. Read how to do the Navratri Puja, Step by Step Procedure, Significance and Benefits.
|Navratri Dates 2019||29 September 2019 – 7 October 2019|
|Type of Navratri||Sharadiya Navratri or Maha Navratri|
(Celebrated in Sep-Oct)
|No. of Days Celebrated||9|
|Goddess Worshipped||Nine Forms of Goddess Durga|
|Important Day||Maha Navami (9th Day)|
|Pooja||Kanya Laangura Bhoj|
|Fasting Days (Vrat)||1st, 8th and 9th Day of Navratri|
|Related Festivals||Dussehra and Diwali|
|Celebration in India||Garba Dance in Gujarat & Mumbai|
- People who want to get success in life with the blessings of Goddess Durga can perform this puja.
- If someone is facing any financial issues or any family problems, then performing this puja will help them to get rid of this issue.
- This puja is also very beneficial for getting the peace of mind.
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. In North India, it is celebrated on the day of Dussehra, commonly known as Vijaya Dashami.
- Worshipping the Goddess during the auspicious time period can bring a lot of benefits. One can receive wealth, prosperity in business and success in life after doing the puja.
- One receives the divine blessings of Maa Durga after performing the Navratri puja.
- People can also get rid of the sins performed during the previous births or the present life after performing this pooja.
- Navratri pooja also helps to protect ourselves from bad spirits and to remove obstacles in life.
- This pooja fulfils the wishes and desires of devotees performing it and relieved them from any diseases.
The date and time for performing the Navratri Puja are based on the Hindu Calendar. The dates are determined on the basis of Tithi and Nakshatras. Navratri Puja begins on the sixth day of Devi Paksha which is the beginning of the autumn season. This puja falls in the lunar month of Ashwin.
According to Hindu tithis, Navratri begins with Pratipada and ends with Navami. It is considered as the longest Hindu festival which is celebrated for nine days. Devotees worship Goddess Siddhidatri on the ninth day of Navratri which is the last and the most important day of Navratri. People celebrate the tenth day of Navratri as Vijayadashami to mark the victory of Lord Rama over demon Ravana.
|Navratri Day||Tithi||Goddess Worshipped||Poojas||Offerings||Colors of Navratri|
|29 September||Day 1|
|Shailaputri||Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailaputri Puja||Ghee||Orange|
|30 September||Day 2|
|1 October||Day 3|
|Chandraghanta||Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja, Varad Vinayak Chauth||Ghee||Red|
|2 October||Day 4|
|Kushmanda||Kushmanda Puja, Upang Lalita Vrat||Malupa||Royal Blue|
|3 October||Day 5|
|4 October||Day 6|
|5 October||Day 7|
|Kaalratri||Kaalratri Puja, Saraswati Awahan||Jaggery||Grey|
|6 October||Day 8|
|Mahagauri||Mahagauri Puja, Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja||Coconut||Purple|
|7 October||Day 9|
|Siddhidatri||Siddhidatri Puja, Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa||Grains||Peacock Green|
|8 October||Day 10|
|—||Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijaya Dashami||—|
On Navratri, there is a tradition to wear dresses that represent the colours of Navratri on each of the 9 days. There are 9 different Navratri colours in 2019. Use these colours given below as a guide and make this Navratri more colourful. Navratri Color Sequence for 2019 below:
Step by step guide and procedure to perform Navratri Pooja is:
The materials required for the Navratri pooja are: idol of goddess, deepak, agarbatti, kapoor, sari for offering to the goddess, pooja book containing all the aartis, Ganga water, flowers, sandalwood, kumkum, rice, banana, coconut, cloves, cardamom,supari, gulal, decorated kalash.
The cost of the puja varies depending upon the samagri. The cost of this puja ranges from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5000 depending upon the materials and consultation from the expert.
Garba dance is the most famous activity during Navratri and especially popular in Gujarat and Mumbai. Singing and dancing during Navratri is a part of festivity and fun and also a reason to dress up and catch up with your friends. It is also believed that singing and dancing in front of the Goddess is auspicious and brings good luck.
Navratri Puja is also popularly known as ‘Durga Pooja.’ Very few people know that it is celebrated four times throughout the year. The name of four Navratri in a year are:
- Paush/Magh Navratri (Jan-Feb)
- Chaitra/Basanti Navratri (Mar-Apr)
- Ashadh Navratri (Jun-Jul)
- Shardiya Navratri (Sep-Oct) **Maha Navratri – Most Popular**
Only Shardiya Navratri and Chaitra Navratri are celebrated all over India. While the Paush and Ashad Navratri are not celebrated by common people.
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