Navratri, one of the most revered and auspicious Hindu holidays that dates back to time immemorial, is one of the oldest festivals. In India and other countries, it is widely observed spanning nine straight days and nights. However, Navratri has diverse connotations throughout India and is observed according to the lunar calendar, which is why it is observed as Sharad Navratri in September and October rather than Chaitra Navratri in March and April.
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During Navratri, devotees from both rural and urban areas congregate to perform “puja” on little shrines that depict the goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati as well as other attributes of Goddess Durga. For nine days straight during Navratri, mantra chanting, bhajan performances, and folk melodies typically accompany the puja rites.
The word “navavratri”—which means “nine” in Sanskrit—comes from the words “ratri,” which means “night.” The well-known Navratri legend emphasises the noteworthy conflict between the formidable monster Mahishasura and Goddess Durga.
Navratri 2022 DateChaitra Navratri 2022 Date
April 2 to April 11, 2022
Sharad Navratri 2022 Date
Sharad Navratri: September 26 (Monday) to October 4 (Tuesday), 2022
Numerous devotional practices are observed during Navratri in India, but they all have the overarching theme of good triumphing over evil. During Navratri, a significant increase in pilgrims makes their way to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu. The Navratri Mela commemorates the auspicious day of Navratri in Himachal Pradesh. In West Bengal, both sexes adore Goddess Durga for slaying the demonic “Mahishasura” during the festival of “Durga Puja,” which is celebrated with tremendous devotion and reverence. In expansive grounds, people reenact episodes from the Ramayana in a performance known as “Ramlila.” A national holiday called “Dussehra” is celebrated on the tenth day of Ashwin (Sharad) Navratri.
During Navratri, people in South India place their idols in a step pattern and recite the name of God. The nine-day Navratri festival in Mysore falls during the ‘Dasara’ Festival, which features folk music and dance performances, wrestling matches, and tableau competitions. A well-known parade begins from the brightly lit Mysore Palace and features tableaux, ornamented elephants, camels, and horses. In South India, “Vijayadashami” is considered a lucky day for performing pooja for one’s car.
During the first three days of Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshipped, and then Goddess Laxmi for the next three days. Goddess Saraswati is honoured throughout the final three days of Navratri. To receive Maa Durga’s blessings, observe Navratri with sacrosanct devotion. Beginning on October 7, Sharad Navratri 2022 will last through October 15.
Sharad Navratri 2022 Dates
|Sharad Navratri Day||Devi Worship / Puja / Significance||Date|
|Navratri Day 1 (Pratipada)||Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja||September 26, 2022 (Monday)|
|Day 2 (Dwitiya)||Chandra Darshan, Brahmacharini Puja||September 27, 2022 (Tuesday)|
|Day 3 (Tritiya)||Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja||September 28, 2022 (Wednesday)|
|Day 4 (Chaturthi)||Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi||September 29, 2022 (Thursday)|
|Day 5 (Panchami)||Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandamata Puja||September 30, 2022 (Friday)|
|Day 6 (Shashthi)||Katyayani Puja||October 1, 2022 (Saturday)|
|Day 7 (Saptami)||Saraswati Avahan, Kalaratri Puja||October 2, 2022 (Sunday)|
|Day 8 (Ashtami)||Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja||October 3, 2022 (Monday)|
|Day 9 (Navami)||Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa, Navratri Parana||October 4, 2022 (Tuesday)|
|Day 10 (Dashami)||Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami||October 5, 2022 (Wednesday)|
Navratri: Nine Avatars of Goddess Durga
People observe the occasion with utmost dedication and prayer for nine nights. A different Durga Maa avatar is honoured each day. As a result, followers are required to dress appropriately every day.
Day 1: Shailaputri /Pratipada
Goddess Shailputri is revered on Pratipada. Putri means daughter, while Shaila means mountain. Goddess Parvati is given importance on this day since she is the Mountain God’s daughter.
Day 2: Brahmacharini/ Dwitya
Goddess Brahmacharini, a manifestation of Durga Devi on Dwitya, is known for her ability to calm people down. As a result, this Goddess is honoured on the second day.
Day 3: Chandraghanta/ Tritya
Devotees worship Chandraghanta on Tritiya. She is said to possess a third eye and battle wicked demons. Jasmine blossoms are offered during puja to please her.
Day 4: Kushmanda/ Chaturthi
The day of Chaturthi is devoted to the goddess Kushmanda. Her name translates to “cosmic egg,” and she is renowned for bringing warmth and energy to everyone.
Day 5: Skandamata/ Panchami
Goddess Skandamata is the one who rules over Buddha on Panchami (the Mercury planet). She is revered because it is thought that she is tenacious and kind.
Day 6: Katyayini/ Shashti
According to legend, Durga assumed the shape of Devi Katyayani on the sixth day, known as Shashti, in order to kill the King of Demons. Women say prayers in order to have a happy marriage and family.
Day 7: Kalaratri/ Saptami
The day of Saptami is specifically devoted to the goddess Kalaratri. She is reputed to be fearsome and to have terrified wicked spirits from all corners of the globe. She is Lord Shani’s ruler and Kali Devi’s most terrible manifestation (Saturn Planet)
Day 8: Mahagauri/ Ashtami
On the eighth day, Mahagauri is worshipped. On this special day, she only wears white clothing and rides a bull. On this day, Kanya Puja, a special ceremony for young virgin girls, is held. Mahashtami or even Maha Durgashtami are names for this day. Dance, entertainment, and prayers are used to honour the day.
Day 9: Siddhidaatri/ Navami
Devi Siddhidaatri is given honour on Navami. She has the ability to grant all of your wishes, so the ninth day is devoted to her.
Day 10: Vijayadashami (Dussehra)
The tenth day is reserved for Vijayadashami after the nine days of devotion. a day when fresh beginnings in life are possible. It is also known as Vidyarambham, and it is an occasion where young people are introduced to the field of education. A crucial component of the Vijayadashami rites is Sindhoor Khela.
Important Timings On Navratri
|Sunrise||September 26, 2022 6:20 AM|
|Sunset||September 26, 2022 6:15 PM|
|Pratipada Tithi Starts||September 26, 2022 3:24 AM|
|Pratipada Tithi Ends||September 27, 2022 3:08 AM|
|Abhijit Muhurat Time||September 26, 11:54 AM – September 26, 12:42 PM|
|Ghatasthapana Muhurta||September 26, 6:20 AM – September 26, 10:19 AM|
Navratri 2022: Colours of Navratri
Sep 26, Monday
The colour white bears great significance in one’s life since it represents peace and harmony. Day 1 of Navratri requires the use of the colour white. The devotee will experience security, happiness, and mental purity as a result of wearing this colour.
Sep 27, Tuesday
Red is a strong colour that stands for passion, love, and a sense of bravery. Wearing red on Day 2 of Navratri can assist Hindu worshippers receive blessings of vigour, devotion, and beauty for the entire year.
Sep 28, Wednesday
Wear royal blue sarees, skirts, and kurtas on the third day of Navratri to add grace and nobility to the holiday and your life. Royal blue is a symbol of unrivalled charisma and a desire to achieve all of your life’s goals.
Sep 29, Thursday
Wear yellow hues on Day Four of Navratri to enhance happiness and positivity in your life. Given that this colour represents warmth and enthusiasm, it will undoubtedly make the wearer feel at ease and upbeat both on the special day and throughout the entire year.
Sep 30, Friday
Green connotes fertility, healthy growth, tranquilly, and harmony. Therefore, for Navratri Day 5 in 2022, you must dress in green. It represents fresh, fortunate beginnings in a devotee’s life. Let the Goddess calmly infuse your lives.
Oct 01, Saturday
Grey symbolises a healthy balance of the mind and the emotions. Due to its earthy hue, this colour represents a humble and earthy personality and way of life. On Day 6 of Navratri in 2022, you must don the colour grey. The colour represents improvement and positive change.
Oct 02, Sunday
Orange is among the group of colours that has the most vibrancy. Wearing orange on Day 7 of Navratri will therefore undoubtedly bring you happiness, creativity, and a lot of positive energy. It enables the person to face challenges with a calm mind and no negative emotions.
Oct 03, Monday
Peacock green represents originality and cleverness. Wear peacock green on Day 8 of Navratri to be rewarded with attributes of tranquilly, individuality, and compassion for other beings. The fact that this colour is a mixture of green and blue allows the devotee to benefit from both colours.
Oct 04, Tuesday
The colour pink symbolises love, peace, and goodwill. Wearing pink on Day 9 of Navratri would inspire kindness and love for humanity, as well as make you charming and popular with everyone.
Navratri festival dates between 2019 & 2029
|2019||Sunday, 29th of September|
|2020||Saturday, 17th of October|
|2021||Thursday, 7th of October|
|2022||Monday, 26th of September|
|2023||Sunday, 15th of October|
|2024||Thursday, 3rd of October|
|2025||Monday, 22nd of September|
|2026||Sunday, 11th of October|
|2027||Thursday, 30th of September|
|2028||Tuesday, 19th of September|
|2029||Monday, 8th of October|