Each year Navratri is celebrated with great joy, enthusiasm, devotion, and dedication. There is an atmosphere of festivity worldwide as people celebrate the Mega Festival honoring the Mother Goddess Durga – The Cosmic Energy that protects and preserves life on this planet Earth. Know the Navratri Date for 2023, which includes Chaitra and Shardiya Dates.
During Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kaali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. Each day of the Navratri is dedicated to honoring divine avatars of Goddess Durga in the form of Mata Shailputri, Mata Brahmacharini, Mata Chandraghanta, Mata Kushmanda, Maa Skanda Mata, Maa Katyayani, Mata Kalratri, Mata Maha Gauri, and Mata Siddhidatri.
It is one of the foremost and most important festivals in India. Navratri is celebrated in different ways in various parts of India. Each region has its unique way of celebrating the festival.
People fast and pray to the Mother Goddess to bless them with success, glory, and riches. Big Idols of Goddess Durga are placed and worshipped. People sing, dance, and celebrate the festival with great joy and enthusiasm. Aarti (Devotional Song dedicated to the Goddess) is sung, mantras are chanted, and prayers are performed in the mornings and evenings throughout the Navratri Festival.
Navratri Dates in 2023
Navratri is celebrated twice every year for nine days. One at the beginning of summer in March or April, known as “Chaitra Navratri.”
The Other Navratri is celebrated at the beginning of winter in September or October and is known as “Shardiya Navratri.” Of these Navratris, Sharadiya Navratri is the most popular and significant Navratri. That’s why it is also known as “Maha Navratri.” The nine-day festivity culminates on the tenth day with Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.
Chaitra Navratri Date 2023
Navratri Starts on 22nd March 2023, Wednesday
Last Navratri on 30th March 2023, Thursday
Navratri Day 1 – Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja: 22nd March 2023, Wednesday
Navratri Day 2 – Brahmacharini Puja, Sindhara Dooj: 23rd March 2023, Thursday
Navratri Day 3 – Gauri Puja, Chandraghanta Puja: 24th March 2023, Friday
Navratri Day 4 – Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi: 25th March 2023, Saturday
Navratri Day 5 – Naag Puja, Skanda Sashti: 26th March 2023, Sunday
Navratri Day 6 – Katyayani Puja, Yamuna Chhath: 27th March 2023, Monday
Navratri Day 7 – Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja: 28th March 2023, Tuesday
Navratri Day 8 – Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja, Mahagauri Puja: 29th March 2023, Wednesday
Navratri Day 9 – Rama Navami: 30th March 2023, Thursday
Shardiya Navratri Date 2023
Navratri Day 1 – Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja: 15th October 2023, Sunday
Navratri Day 2 – Chandra Darshana, Brahmacharini Puja: 16th October 2023, Monday
Navratri Day 3 – Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja: 17th October 2023, Tuesday
Navratri Day 4 – Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi: 18th October 2023, Wednesday
Navratri Day 5 – Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandamata Puja: 19th October 2023, Thursday
Navratri Day 6 – Katyayani Puja, Saraswati Avahan: 20th October 2023, Friday
Navratri Day 7 – Kalaratri Puja, Saraswati Puja: 21st October 2023, Saturday
Navratri Day 8 – Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja, Mahagauri Puja: 22nd October 2023, Sunday
Navratri Day 9 – Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa: 23rd October 2023, Monday
Navratri Day 10 – Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami: 24th October 2023, Tuesday
Wishing All of You, “A Very Happy Navratri”.