Navaratri 2021: Here’s all you need to know

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Navratri is one of the big festivals of India, the 9 days celebration of Goddess Durga includes fasting and other rituals which are performed by all Indians. Goddess Durga is worshiped in this festival; He is a symbol of power.

New Delhi: Navratri is one of the big festivals of India, the 9 days celebration of Goddess Durga includes fasting and other rituals which are performed by all Indians. Goddess Durga is worshiped in this festival; He is a symbol of power. Navratri literally means ‘nine nights’ and is one of the most important Hindu festivals. It will be celebrated from October 7 this year and will end on October 15.

Navratri falls in Ashwin (a month that corresponds to Gregorian September/October) when the season of autumn arrives, also known as Shardiya Navratri. Goddess Durga is the consort of Lord Shiva and the mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. The ardent devotees of the goddess observe Navratri fast four times a year.

Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra will be celebrated on 15/16 October. It marks the end of Navratri every year.

7 October: Pratipada date, Ghatasthapana and Shailputri Puja will take place.

8 October: Dwitiya Tithi, Brahmacharini Puja should be done.

9 October: Tritiya and Chaturthi, Chandraghanta Puja and Kushmanda Puja should be performed.

October 10: Panchami Tithi Skandmata Puja should be done.

11 October: Katyayani Puja should be performed on Shashthi Tithi.

October 12: Saptami Tithi, perform Kalratri Puja.

13 October: Ashtami date Mahagauri worship.

14 October: Navami Tithi Siddhidatri Puja is performed.

15 October: Dashami Tithi performs Navratri Parana/Durga Visarjan.

It is said that Lord Shiva allowed his wife Goddess Durga to have darshan of her mother only for nine days. These days, Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura. That is why, Goddess Durga aka Kali is depicted as a symbol of Shakti: the ultimate power.

First published:September 28, 2021, 4:41 pm

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