Navratri represents celebration of Goddess Durga, the manifestation of Deity in form of Shakti (Energy or Power). Dussehra, meaning “ten days”, becomes Dussehra in popular parlance. The Navratri festival or “Nine Nights festival” becomes “ten days festival” with the addition of the last day, Vijayadashami which is its culmination. On all these ten days, the various forms of Mother Mahisasura-mardini (Durga) are worshiped with fervor and devotion.
History, significance and everything you need to know about Vasant Navratri
Chaitra Navratri: Navratri is celebrated twice every year. The 9-day festival is first celebrated in the months of March-April and is know as Chaitra Navratri and Vasant Navratri as it falls during the spring season.
The nine-day-long festival of Navratri will starting soon in the country. The auspicious festival is celebrated with full fervour and enthusiasm across the country. In India, the Navratri is celebrated twice every year with equal fervour and joy.
Navratri is celebrated twice every year. The 9-day festival is first celebrated in the months of March-April and is know as Chaitra Navratri and Vasant Navratri as it falls during the spring season. During this period, devotees worship Goddess Durga and her 9 forms and seek protection from evil and happiness in lives. The other Navratri that is observed during the autumn season is known as Sharad Navrati and is celebrated with equal joy.
Significance and Importance of Chaitra Navaratri 2021:
The first day of Chaitra Navratri falls during the full moon phase, which is known as Shukla Paksha phase. The first day of Chaitra Navratri also marks the firts day of the Hindu calendar. During the nine days, the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped and all the nine days are considered as auspicious. The rituals performed during these nine days vary every day.
In different parts of the country, Chaitra Navratri is known with different names. In Maharashtra, the first day of Chaitra Navratri is known as Gudi Padwa, while in Kashmir, the Chaitra Navratri is known as Navreh. Even though the names are different all across the nation, the festival is celebrated with the same enthusiasm and joy.