Shardiya Navratri is the most popular and significant Navratri of all Navratris. That’s why Shardiya Navratri is also known as Maha Navratri. This year Navratris is starting from October 13, 2015.
It falls in lunar month Ashwin during Sharad Ritu. The name Shardiya Navratri has been taken from Sharad Ritu. All nine days during Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti. Shardiya Navratri falls in the month of September or October. The nine days festivity culminates on tenth day with Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.
Vasanta Navratri is nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the month of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and because of it Vasanta Navratri is also known as Chaitra Navratri. Rama Navami the birthday of Lord Rama usually falls on the ninth day during Navratri festivity. Hence Vasanta Navratri is also known as Rama Navratri.
Navratri dates in October 2015:
- Navratri Day 1 – October 13, 2015 – Pratipada/Kalash Sthapana & Sailputri
- Navratri Day 2 – October 14, 2015 – Dwitiya Brahmacharini Puja & Chandra Darshan
- Navratri Day 3 – October 15, 2015 – Tritiya Chandraghanta Puja
- Navratri Day 4 – October 16, 2015 – Chaturthi or Kushmanda Puja
- Navratri Day 5 – October 17, 2015 – Panchami or Skandamata Puja
- Navratri Day 6 – October 18, 2015 – Shashthi or Katyayani Puja
- Navratri Day 7 – October 19, 2015 – Saptami (Maha Saptami) or Kalaratri Puja
- Navratri Day 8 – October 20, 2015 – Durga Ashtami or Sandhi/ Mahagauri Puja
- Navratri Day 9 – October 21, 2015 – Maha Navami
- Navratri Day 10 – October 22, 2015 – Durga Visarjan | Vijyadashami
नवरात्री शुभकामना संदेश
लक्ष्मी का हाथ हो,
सरस्वती का साथ हो,
गणेश का निवास हो,
और मां दुर्गा के आशीर्वाद से
आपके जीवन में प्रकाश ही प्रकाश हो…
सभी को नवरात्र की हार्दिक बधाई
’शुभ नवरात्र ’
लाल रंग की चुनरी से सजा माँ का दरबार;
हर्षित हुआ संसार!
नन्हें नन्हें क़दमों से, माँ आये आपके द्वार;
मुबारक हो आपको नवरात्री का त्योहार!
Wish you a Happy Navratri festival.
May Maa Durga bless you & family
with abundant Happiness, Health and Peace