Navratri 2017 – Information of Navratri Festival Based on Hindu Calendar 2017

Sharad Navratri 2017 will be observed in India from September 21 to September 29, 2017 in India as per Hindu Calendar. Chaitra Navratri 2018 is from March 18 to March 25 as per latest information. The nine-day festival in Hinduism is dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. In 2018 the Mother Goddess festival will begin on October 10. The most important nine day festival is Sharad Navratras which begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashvin or Ashwayuja (September-October) as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar.

Apart from the Navratri in September – October, there are three other Navratras in a year. The most important among the three is the festival observed in March-April especially in North India. This is also known as Vasant or Ram Navaratri as it coincides with the Ram Navami festival.

Thus there are four important Navratris in a year in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar.

2017 Navratri September – October dates

Day 1 – September 21, 2017 – Ghatsthapana – Navratri Begins – Chandra Darshan
Day 2 – September 22 – Sindoor Tritiya

Day 3 – September 23 – Varad Vinayak Chaturthi

Day 4 – September 24 – Upang Lalita Vrat – Lalitha Panchami

Day 5 – September 25

Day 6 – September 26

Day 7 – September 27 – Saraswati Awahan – Maha Lakshmi Puja (western parts of India)

Day 8 – September 28 – Mahashtami – Annapoorna Parikrama – Saraswathi Puja (western parts of India)

Day 9 – September 29, 2017 – Mahanavami  – Mahanavami fasting Saraswati Visarjan  or Saraswathi Balidan

The tenth day is celebrated as Dasara or Vijaya Dashami. (September 30, 2017)

Vidyarambham in Kerala is on September 30, 2017

South India

In South India, Goddess Durga is worshipped during the first three days.

Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the next three days

Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped during the last three days.

Chaitra Navratri March – April 2018 dates

Day 1 – March 18, 2018 – Ghatsthapana – Navratri Begins – Chandra Darshan
Day 2 – March 19 – Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya

Day 3 – March 20 – Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya

Day 4 – March 21 – Varadvinayak Chaturthi

Day 5 – March 22 – Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan

Day 6 – March 23 – Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti

Day 7 – March 24 – Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami

Day 8 – March 25 – Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami

Day 9 – March 25, 2018 – Navami – Chaitra Navratri ends. The day is also observed as Ram Navami. (Get complete detail of Chaitra Navratri here)


Magh or Gupt Navratra (January – February)

Begins on January 18, 2018 and ends on January 26, 2018 (Read more about Magh Festival here)

Ashad or Gupt Navaratri (June – July)

Ashad Navratri begins on June 24, 2017 and ends on July 2, 2017

Navrati 2018 (September/ October) dates – October 10 to October 18, 2018

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