Chaitra Navratri 2023: March 21 or 22, when is Chaitra Navratri? Learn the importance!
The traditional Hindu festival of Chaitra Navratri is a nine-day festival that will start on March 22 this year. In Chaitra Navratri, the nine forms of Maa Durga will be worshiped according to the rules and regulations. Durga, the goddess of Navratri, is a symbol of Shakti, or feminine energy. According to the mythology surrounding the birth of Goddess Durga, the Mother Goddess combines the abilities of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh (Shiva).
The great festival of Navratri is celebrated with great pomp across the country. Mother Durga is called the goddess of happiness and prosperity. She pleases her devotees by fasting during Navratri and worshiping Maa Durga with full devotion.
Date and time
This year, the Pratipada date of Chaitra month will start on March 21 at 10.52 pm. This date will also end the next day March 22, 2023, at 8.20 pm. On the other hand, according to Uday Tithi, Navratri will start on March 22, 2023.
On March 22, the Pratipada date is only till 8:20 in the morning. In this case, Ghat Sthapana i.e. Kalash Sthapana should be done before 8 o'clock. On March 22, the auspicious time for setting up the urn is from 06.29 am to 07.39 am.
Chaitra Navratri Dates and Colors
March 22 - Ghatasthapana, Royal Blue
March 23 - Maa Brahmacharini Puja, Yellow
March 24 - Maa Chandraghanta Puja, Green
March 25 - Lakshmi Panchami Puja, Gray
March 26 - Skanda Shashthi, Orange
March 27 - Maa Katyayani Puja, White
March 28 - Maha Saptami, Lal
March 29 - Durga Ashtami or Mahagauri Puja, Blue
March 30 - Ram Navami, Pink