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Chaitra Navratri 2022 Dates | Navratri Calendar

Chaitra Navratri 2022 starts on Saturday, 2 April and ends on Sunday, 10 April with Ram Navami.

Chaitra Navratri or Vasant Navratri is an important Hindu festival, which is dedicated to Goddess Durga (NavDurga). This nine days long festival starts from the first day (pratipada) of the first month of the Hindu Lunar calendar “Chaitra”. It is also known as Vasant Navratri. Ram Navami - the birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Chaitra Navratri. So, Chaitra Navratri is also known as Rama Navratri. Most of the rituals and customs are the same as followed during the ‘Shardiya Navratri’. All nine days during Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of Maa Durga. Here are 2022 Chaitra Navratri dates with related puja and rituals.

Chaitra Navratri 2022 Dates
Navratri Day 1 Saturday, 2 April Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
Navratri Day 2 Sunday, 3 April Brahmacharini Puja
Navratri Day 3 Monday, 4 AprilGauri Puja, Chandraghanta Puja
Navratri Day 4 Tuesday, 5 April Kushmanda Puja
Navratri Day 5 Wednesday, 6 April Skandamata Puja
Navratri Day 6 Thursday, 7 April Katyayani Puja
Navratri Day 7 Friday, 8 April Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja
Navratri Day 8 Saturday, 9 April Mahagauri Puja
Navratri Day 9 Sunday, 10 April Ram Navami, Siddhidatri Puja
Navratri Day 10 Monday, 11 April Navratri Parana

Chaitra Navratri Rituals

Navratri is one of the significant Hindu festivals which is devoted to the Goddess Durga or NavDurga. It is celebrated with much religious fervor among the Hindu community across distinct parts of the country. Chaitra Navratri holds special importance in Hinduism, thus devotees of Goddess Durga, follow a various set of rituals for the nine days of Navratri. They start the rituals by observing a strict fast for nine days, followed by singing devotional songs during these divine nine nights. People visit temples and other religious places and offer prayers to the mother deities to get their utter blessings. Feeding sweetmeats (bhog) to small girls is one of the pious rituals during Navratri (especially in the last three days).

For nine days, worshippers also install different idols of Goddess inside their home temples. Praying and fasting mark the Chaitra Navratri celebrations. Before the start of the celebrations, the house is cleaned to welcome the Goddess in their home. The devotees performing the puja observe a fast for all nine days. While fasting only ‘satvik’ food like potatoes, ‘kuttu ka atta’, curd and fruits are allowed. Consumption of non-vegetarian food and also the use of onion and garlic should be strictly avoided. During the Navratri period, while maintaining strict discipline in food, a person should also monitor their behavior. The devotees spend their day worshipping the Goddess and chanting the Navratri mantras. The fast is broken on the ninth day after the ‘havan’ and the Prasad, after offering to the Goddess, is eaten along with other members of the family.

Chaitra Navratri Puja Rituals for all nine days

Navratri Day 1 is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri. On this day the rituals performed are Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshan, and Shilputri Puja.
Navratri Day 2: The rituals of the day are Sindhara Dooj and Brahmacharini Puja.
Navratri Day 3: This day is celebrated as Gauri Teej or Sauhagya Teej and the main puja of the day is Chandraghanta Puja.
Navratri Day 4: Also known as Varad Vinayaka Chauth, on this day the devotees observe the Kushmanda Puja.
Navratri Day 5: This day is also referred to as Lakshmi Panchami and the main puja observed on this day are Naag Puja and Skandamata Puja.
Navratri Day 6: It is known as Yamuna Chauth or Skanda Sasthi and the puja observed is Katyayani Puja.
Navratri Day 7: This day is celebrated as Maha Saptami and the Kalratri Puja is performed to invoke the blessings of the Goddess.
Navratri Day 8: It is the main day of Durga Ashtami and is also called Annapurna Ashtami. On this day Mahagauri Puja and Sandhi Puja are performed.
Navratri Day 9: The last day of the Navratri festivity is observed as Ram Navami (on Chaitra Navratri) and on this day the Siddhidatri Puja is also performed.

Related Topics:

Navratri Mantras
Navratri Rituals
Navratri Ki Katha
Navratri Puja Vidhi
Navratri Significance
Ram Navami
Durga Aarti
Durga Chalisa

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