Shardiya Navratri 2020 Dates

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 days long festival starts from the first day (pratipada) of Ashwin month. In 2020, Shardiya Navratri starts from Saturday, 17 October and ends on Dussehra - Monday, 26 October. It is also known as Maha Navratri. Most of the rituals and customs are the same as followed during the ‘Chaitra Navratri’.

Shardiya Navratri 2020 Dates
Day Date Puja
Navratri Day 1 Saturday, 17 October Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
Navratri Day 2 Sunday, 18 October Brahmacharini Puja
Navratri Day 3 Monday, 19 October Chandraghanta Puja
Navratri Day 4 Tuesday, 20 October Kushmanda Puja
Navratri Day 5 Wednesday, 21 October Skandamata Puja
Navratri Day 6 Thursday, 22 October Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja
Navratri Day 7 Friday, 23 October Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja
Navratri Day 8 Saturday, 24 October Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja
Navratri Day 9 Sunday, 25 October Navratri Parana, Siddhidatri Puja
Vijaya Dashami Monday, 26 October Dussehra

2020 Shardiya Navratri Calendar

Here is the 2020 Shardiya Navratri Dates with puja, mantras, and colors of the day.

1st Day of Navratri (Partipada)
Saturday, 17 October 2020
– Ghatasthapana, Chandra DarshanShailputri Puja
– Favorite flower: Hibiscus
– Color of the Day: Orange
– Mantra: 'Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah'
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2nd Day of Navratri (Dwitiya)
Sunday, 18 October 2020
 Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Puja
 Favorite flower: Chrysanthemum flower
 Color of the Day: White
 Mantra: 'Om Devi Brahmacharinyai Nama'

3rd Day of Navratri (Tritiya)
Monday, 19 October 2020
– Gauri Puja, Saubhagya Teej, Chandraghanta Puja
 Favorite flower: Lotus
 Color of the Day: Red
 Mantra'Om Devi Chandraghantayai Namah'

4th Day of Navratri (Chaturthi)
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
– Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Lakshmi Panchami
 Favorite flower: Jasmine
– Color of the Day: Royal Blue
 Mantra: 'Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah'

5th day of Navratri (Panchami)
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
– Naag Puja, Skandamata Puja, Skanda Sashti
– Favorite Flower: Yellow Rose
– Color of the Day: Yellow
–  Mantra: 'Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah'

6th Day of Navratri (Shashthi)
Thursday, 22 October 2020
– Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja
– Favorite Flower: Marigold
– Color of the Day: Green
Mantra: 'Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah'

7th Day of Navratri (Saptami)
Friday, 23 October 2020
– Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja
– Favorite Flower: Krishna Kamal
– Color of the Day: Grey
Mantra: 'Om Devi Kalaratryai Namah'

8th Day of Navratri (Ashtami)
Saturday, 24 October 2020
– Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja
– Favorite Flower: Night-blooming jasmine, mogra
– Color of the Day: Purple
Mantra: 'Om Devi Mahagauryai Namah'

9th Day of Navratri (Maha Navami)
Sunday, 25 October 2020
– Navratri Parana, Siddhidatri Puja
– Favorite Flower: Champa
– Color of the Day: Peacock Green
Mantra: 'Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah'

Last Day of Navratri (Vijaya Dashami)
Monday, 26 October 2020
– Dussehra, Durga Visarjan

Related Topics:

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


  • 03/09/2020

    sharahdh date

  • 11/09/2020

    A pleasure on being fast and knowing few name of Durga_ Perhaps Sukta and Sloka have vivid humility to learn mythology and determination Goddess ; ; 28 days _ yes yes

  • 10/10/2020

    Hello, I am following you since last year. And i read all the post and articles. And, this time i am eagerly waiting for navratri colors calendar,2020 only because you post in very well defined way i.e. with dates,color,planet, and related durga maa pics. I am just waiting for it. Hope your viewers will get it before navratri begins.

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