Every year during March or April, devotees of the goddess Durga celebrate Chaitra Navratri, also known as Vasant Navratri. This year, the nine-day Navratri festival will begin on March 22nd and end on March 30th. It is considered one of the most fortunate Hindu holidays. Goddess Durga is the embodiment of righteousness and prosperity. She is revered by many for single-handedly defeating demons and emerging victorious with her sheer power. The Chaitra Navratri festival honors Goddess Durga's nine incarnations, namely: Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri.
Hindu mythology suggests that Chaitra Navratri signifies the creation of the universe and the birth of all beings. It is also considered by many to be the start of the Hindu year. According to another legend, Goddess Durga visited her maternal home for nine days, during which time she vanquished the evil demon Mahishasura, a symbol of good triumphing over evil. During Navratri, devotees seek her blessings for inner peace, good health, and strength to combat evil forces. The festival is marked by joy, cheer, and festivity, as people come together to worship and celebrate the divine power of the goddess.
The nine-day Chaitra Navratri festival will take place this year from March 22 through March 30. The Pratipada Tithi for the Chaitra month of March begins at 10:52 pm on March 21 and ends at 8:20 pm on March 22. The Meena Lagna for March 22 lasts from 6:23 am to 7:32 am. On March 22, the Ghat Sthapana, also called the Kalash Sthapana, will be performed. There will be a muhurat from 6:23 to 7:32 in the morning.
March 22 - Ghatasthapana, Royal Blue
March 23 - Maa Brahmacharini Puja, Yellow
March 24 - Maa Chandraghanta Puja, Green
March 25 - Lakshmi Panchami Puja, Grey
March 26 - Skanda Sashti, Orange
March 27 - Maa Katyayani Puja, White
March 28 - Maha Saptami, Red
March 29 - Durga Ashtami or Mahagauri Puja, Blue
March 30 - Rama Navami, Pink
May the blessings of Goddess Durga bring joy, happiness, and prosperity into your life this Chaitra Navratri.
May the divine power of the goddess protect you and your loved ones from all evils during this holy festival.
May this auspicious occasion of Chaitra Navratri bring peace and harmony into your life.
May the nine days of Navratri be filled with devotion and spirituality for you and your family.
Wishing you good health and strength to fight against all odds during this Navratri festival.
May the goddess shower her blessings on you and guide you toward the path of success and enlightenment.
May this Navratri bring an abundance of wealth and prosperity into your life.
May the divine light of the goddess brighten your life and eliminate all the darkness from it.
May the blessings of Goddess Durga fill your heart and soul with love and compassion.
May this Chaitra Navratri bring new beginnings and opportunities for growth and development in your life.
May the divine grace of the goddess help you overcome all the obstacles and challenges in your life.
May the nine days of Navratri be a celebration of love, peace, and unity for you and your family.
Wishing you a blessed Chaitra Navratri filled with devotion and gratitude towards the goddess.
May the goddess bless you with the wisdom to make the right decisions and choices in life.
May this Navratri festival bring an end to all your struggles and hardships and fill your life with joy and happiness.
May the blessings of the goddess purify your mind, body, and soul and make you a better human being.
May the divine power of the goddess protect you and your family from all the adversities of life.
May this Navratri be a reminder for you to spread love and kindness toward everyone around you.
May the nine nights of Navratri be a time for self-reflection, introspection, and inner growth for you.
Wishing you a blessed and blissful Chaitra Navratri, filled with divine blessings and good fortune.