Chaitra Navratri on 2018 Dates:
Navratri Day 1:
18th March 2018 Sunday.
Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja
Navratri Day 2:
19th March 2018 Monday.
Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Pooja
Navratri Day 3:
20th March 2018 Tuesday.
Gauri Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Chandraghanta Puja
Navratri Day 4:
21st March 2018 Wednesday
Kushmanda Puja, Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Lakshmi Panchami
Navratri Day 5:
22nd March 2018 Thursday
Naag Puja, Skandamata Puja, Skanda Sashti
Navratri Day 6:
23rd March 2018 Friday
Yamuna Chhath, Katyayani Puja, Panchang for Yamuna Chhath Day
Navratri Day 7:
24th March 2018 Saturday
Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Annapurna Ashtami
Navratri Day 8:
25th March 2018 Sunday
Sandhi Puja, Rama Navami
Navratri Day 9:
26th March 2018 Monday
About Chaitra Navratri
Chaitra Navratri is a nine-day festival that begins on the first day of the lunu-solar Hindu calendar and falls in March or April. Chaitra is the first month of the Hindu lunar calendar and that is why this Navratri is known as Chaitra Navratri. Chaitra Navratri is also known as Vasanta Navratri. Sri Rama Navami, Lord Rama’s birthday usually falls on the ninth day during Navratri festival. Therefore, Chaitra Navratri is also known as Rama Navratri.
The nine days of Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of the goddess Shakti. Most of the customs and rituals followed during Shardiya Navratri, which falls in the months of September or October, are also followed during Chaitra Navratri. Ghatasthapana Puja procedure for Shardiya Navratri and Chaitra Navratri is the same thing.
Chaitra Navratri is a popular festival in north India. In Maharashtra, Chaitra Navratri begins with Gudi Padwa and in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins with Ugadi(New Year).