Navratri, the festival of nine nights is dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine forms. According to the Hindu calendar, Navratri begins from the first day of the bright fortnight of Ashwin which usually coincides with the end of the rainy season.

The nine days have great religious significance as Goddess Durga, the diNavratrivine mother, had destroyed the evil force (in the form of the demon Mahishasura) 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 arrangements for pujas and vrats to mark these nine days as true symbols of devotion and adoration towards the divine mother.

The Nine Days of Navratri

Navratri Day 1- Navratri color of the day - Royal Blue
Navratri Day 2- Navratri color of the day - Yellow
Navratri Day 3- Navratri color of the day - Green
Navratri Day 4- Navratri color of the day - Grey
Navratri Day 5- Navratri color of the day - Orange
Navratri Day 6- Navratri color of the day - White
Navratri Day 7- Navratri color of the day - Red
Navratri Day 8- Navratri color of the day - Sky Blue
Navratri Day 9- Navratri color of the day - Pink

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Navratri festival dates in 2024

Day & Date Festival Tithi
Sunday, October 15 Ghatasthapana Pratipada
Monday, October 16 Maa Brahmacharini Puja Dwitiya
Tuesday, October 17 Maa Chandraghanta Puja Tritiya
Wednesday, October 18 Maa Kushmanda Puja Chaturthi
Thursday, October 19 Maa Skandamata Puja Panchami
Friday, October 20 Maa Katyayini Puja Shashti
Saturday, October 21 Maa Kaalratri Puja Saptami
Sunday, October 22 Maa Maha Gauri Puja Ashtami
Monday, October 23 Maa Siddhidaatri Puja, Maha Navami Navami
Tuesday, October 24 Vijay Dasami Dasami

How to do Navratri Puja?

The nine days of worship and commemoration of Durga Maa during the Navratri requires tremendous preparations as there is a separate set of prayers and rituals on each of the days. The preparations for the large scale Navratri Puja organized in cities start at least a month in advance. There is a specific time, a process that has to be followed during the Navratri Puja. Click here to know everything about How to do Navratri Puja

Navratri Celebrations - Dandiya and Garba 

Navratri is celebrated in the most heart warming way, with the Indian culture and traditions at their bests. Be it western India or eastern India, the celebration for Navratri brings joy everywhere . The days and nights are full of rituals in which Goddess Durga is worshiped in different ways in the various regions, cultural dances like Garba and Dandiya a major part of the festivities. West Bengal, Gujarat and Rajasthan celebrate Navratri with a very unique and splendid touch. Click here to read more on Navratri Celebrations in different regions of India

Navratri Recipes - What to eat during Navratri

India, a home to thousands of festivals has this unique connection to food. Every festival has special foods - dishes and sweets attached to it, likewise for Navratri. People fast during the Navratri for nine days and there are many delicious recipes specially made for the fasts. Some of the very delectable Navratri Specials are:

- Aval Kesari
- Subudana (Sago) Puri
- Gujarati Kadhi
- Vrat ke Chawal
- Singhade ka Halwa

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