Navratri 2016 Dates

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The Devi Navaratri celebrated on the first day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin (September And October). Devi Navaratri is starting from Saturday 1st October ends on Monday 10th October. Devi Navaratri is a festival Goddess Durga Devi is worshiped in nine avatars. During these nine holy days, each day goddess Durga Maata is worshiped in different avatar. Devi Navaratri which occurs in Chaitra Masam is called as Vasant Navaratri. Chaitra Navaratri is celebrated on Tuesday March 28 to Wednesday April 5 in 2017. Devi Navaratri is also called as Sharad Navaratri. Sharad Navaratri is most important As it also called as Maha Navaratri. Navaratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India.

Navratri 2016 Dates
Navratri 2016 Dates
Navaratri Days:

October 1 2016, 1st day of Navaratri      : Kalasha Sthapana (Kalasha Pooja) or Ghata Sthapana or Shailaputri Puja

October 2 2016, 1st day of Navaratri      : Chandra Dharshan (Tithi Repeated)

October 3 2016, 2nd day of Navaratri      : Preeti Dwitiya (Brahmacharini Puja), Sindhara Dooj

October 4 2016, 3rd day of Navaratri      : Chandrakanta pooja or Chandraghanta puja

October 5 2016, 4th day of Navaratri      : Kushmanda pooja

October 6 2016, 5th day of Navratri       : Skandamata Puja (Lalitha Panchami)

October 7 2016, 6th day of Navratri       : Katyayani Puja (Maha Shashti or Durga Shashti)

October 8 2016, 7th day of Navratri       : Kaalratri Pooja (Durga Saptami or Maha Sapthami), Saraswati Puja

October 9 2016, 8th day of Navaratri      : Maha Gauri Pooja (Durgashtami Puja or Maha Ashtami)

October 10 2016, 9th day of Navaratri     : Siddhidatri Puja (Mahanavami or Durga Navami)

October 11 2016, 10th day of Navaratri    : Aparajitha Puja or Shami Pooja or Vijayadasami or Dasara.

Procedure on Devi Navaratri :

Devi Navaratri is big festival in India, during this days The goddess is dressed differently and perform Pooja. pouring Panchamrith (Ghee, Honey, Curd, Milk, and Ganga Jal or water) on the idol then decorating with flowers, vermilon (kumkum), turmeric, Sandal wood (Gandam). This nine days separated into three as first three days are celebrated for spiritual force called Durga as destroy all our impurities. Then next three days are celebrated for spiritual wealth Lakshmi as she is the goddess of wealth. Last three days are celebrated for goddess of wisdom Saraswati.

The Nine Avatars Worshiped during the Navaratri are Durga, the inaccessible one

1. Bhadrakali
2. Amba or Jagadamba (Mother of the Universe)
3. Annapoorna devi
4. Sarvamangala
5. Bhairavi
6. Chandika or Chandi
7. Lalita
8. Bhavani
9. Mookambika

About Devi Navaratri :

The Other Navaratri Occurs in the Year are Chaitra Navaratri (March-April), This is also known as Vasant Navaratri or Ram Navaratri. Paush Navaratri (December–January), Magh Navaratri (January – February) and Ashad Navaratri (June – July). Magh Navaratri and Ashad Navaratri called as Gupt Navaratri Gayatri or Shakambhari Navaratri and is mainly observed in certain regions of North India. 


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