Chaitra Navratri 2017 - March 28 (Tuesday) - April 05 (Wednesday)
Chaitra Navratri signifies the start of the Indian or the Hindu new year i.e. the 1st day or Prathama tithi of the Chitra Sudi, every year.
Navratri, the festival of nine nights is dedicated to Goddess Durga and
her nine forms. The nine days have great religious significance as
Goddess Durga, the divine mother, had destroyed the evil force (in the
form of the demon Mahisashura) during this period.
The festival is celebrated with true devotion and purity all over the country.
People from various sections of the society irrespective of caste and creed celebrate this festival by visiting temples and offering pujas at the Mother’s feet.
In some places special puja samarohas are also held by setting the images of Mother Durga on beautifully decorated pandals.
Temples dedicated to Shakti also make arrangement for pujas and bratas to mark these nine days as true symbols of devotion and adoration towards the divine mother.