Chaitra Navratri Calendar 2021

Chaitra Navratri 2021 Dates
Navratri Day 1 Tuesday, 13 April Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
Navratri Day 2 Wednesday, 14 April Brahmacharini Puja
Navratri Day 3 Thursday, 15 April Gauri Puja, Chandraghanta Puja
Navratri Day 4 Friday, 16 April Kushmanda Puja
Navratri Day 5 Saturday, 17 April Skandamata Puja
Navratri Day 6 Sunday, 18 April Katyayani Puja
Navratri Day 7 Monday, 19 April Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja
Navratri Day 8 Tuesday, 20 April Mahagauri Puja
Navratri Day 9 Wednesday, 21 April Rama Navami, Siddhidatri Puja
Navratri Day 10 Thursday, 22 April Navratri Parana

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”. In 2021, Chaitra Navratri starts on Tuesday, 13 April and ends on Thursday, 22 April with Navratri Parana. It is also known as Vasant Navratri. Rama 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 2021 Chaitra Navratri dates

2021 Chaitra Navratri Dates

Navratri Day 1 (Partipada) – Tuesday, 13 April: Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshana, Shailputri Puja

Navratri Day 2 (Dwitiya) – Wednesday, 14 April: Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Puja

Navratri Day 3 (Tritiya) – Thursday, 15 April: Gauri Puja, Saubhagya Teej, Chandraghanta Puja

Navratri Day 4 (Chaturthi) – Friday, 16 April: Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lakshmi Panchami

Navratri Day 5 (Panchami) – Saturday, 17 April: Naag Puja, Skandamata Puja, Skanda Sashti

Navratri Day 6 (Shashthi) – Sunday, 18 April: Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja

Navratri Day 7 (Saptami) – Monday, 19 April: Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja

Navratri Day 8 (Ashtami) – Tuesday, 20 April: Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

Navratri Day 9 (Navami) – Wednesday, 21 April: Rama NavamiSiddhidatri Puja

Navratri Day 10 (Dashami)  – Thursday, 22 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 are

Navratri Day 1: 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 ritual 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 Chath or Skanda Sasthi and 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 Rama Navami (on Chaitra Navratri) and on this day the Siddhidatri Puja is also performed.

Related Topics:

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

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  • 11/04/2021

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