Chaitra Navratri 2021: Date, time, puja vidhi and other details
New Delhi, Apr 12: Chaitra Navratri 2021 is celebrated after the spring-time harvest, which is in either March or April. It is a nine-day festival, which begins on the first day of the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar.
Hindu devotees across India observe fasts and perform puja which goes on for nine days. The nine-day festival signifies the victory of good over evil.
As per the Gregorian Calendar, Chaitra Navratri falls in March or April. The Hindu Calendar says that Chaitra Navratri is observed during the Shukla Paksha or Full Moon phase in the month of Chaitra. This festival is popular in Northern India, In Kashmir, it is known as Navreh. In Maharashtra, the first day of the Hindu New Year is known as Gudi Padwa and in Andhra Pradesh, the festival begins with Ugadi.
Dates for Chaitra Navratri:
Day 1: 13th April (Tuesday) Pratipada
Day 2: 14th April (Wednesday) Dwitiya
Day 3: 15th April (Thursday) Tritiya
Day 4: 16th April (Friday) Chaturthi
Day 5: 17th April (Saturday) Panchami
Day 6: 18th April (Sunday) Shasthi
Day 7: 19th April 2021 (Monday) Saptami
Day 8: 20th April (Tuesday) Annapurna Ashtami -Sandhi Puja
Day 9: 21st April (Wednesday) Rama Navami
Day 10: 22nd April (Thursday) Dashami, Navratri Parana
All nine days of the Navratri are dedicated to nine different forms of Durga collectively known as Navdurga. The nine avatars of Durga are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.