Navratri is an important Hindu festival dedicated to worshiping of Goddess Durga (NavaDurga). Among all Navratris; Shardiya Navratri is the most popular and significant. This nine nights & ten days long festival starts from the first day (pratipada) of Ashwin month. In 2021, Shardiya Navratri starts on Thursday, 07 October & ends on Friday, 15 October with the Dussehra (also called Vijayadashami) celebration on the 10th day. It is also known as Maha Navratri. Most of the rituals and customs are the same as followed during the Chaitra Navratri.
|Shardiya Navratri 2021 Dates|
|Navratri Day 1||Thursday, 07 October
||Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja|
|Navratri Day 2||Friday, 08 October||Brahmacharini Puja|
|Navratri Day 3||Saturday, 09 October||Chandraghanta Puja|
|Navratri Day 4||Saturday, 09 October||Kushmanda Puja|
|Navratri Day 5||Sunday, 10 October||Skandamata Puja|
|Navratri Day 6||Monday, 11 October||Katyayani Puja|
|Navratri Day 7||Tuesday, 12 October||Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja|
|Navratri Day 8||Wednesday, 13 October||Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja|
|Navratri Day 9||Thursday, 14 October||Navratri Parana, Siddhidatri Puja|
|Vijayadashami||Friday, 15 October||Vijaya Dashami, Dussehra|
Here is the 2021 Shardiya Navratri Dates with puja, mantras, and colors of the day.
1st Day of Navratri (Partipada)
– Thursday, 07 October 2021
– Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja
– Favorite flower: Hibiscus
– Color of the Day: Orange
– Mantra: 'Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah'
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4th Day of Navratri (Chaturthi)
– Saturday, 09 October 2021
– Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lakshmi Panchami
– Favorite flower: Jasmine
– Color of the Day: Royal Blue
– Mantra: 'Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah'
8th Day of Navratri (Ashtami)
– Wednesday, 13 October 2021
– Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja
– Favorite Flower: Night-blooming jasmine, mogra
– Color of the Day: Purple
– Mantra: 'Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah'
Last Day of Navratri (Vijaya Dashami)
– Friday, 15 October 2021
– Dussehra, Durga Visarjan
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