Here is everything you want to know about Navratri 2017.
Navratri means 9 sacred days. These are the most auspicious days in Hinduism. These nine days are dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine avatars. A distinct avatar of Goddess Durga is worshiped on each of the nine days. Millions of Hindus across the world celebrate Navratri with absolute devotion.
Navratri or Durga Puja is celebrated as a symbol of victory of good over evil. As per legend, goddess Durga defeated the demon king Mahishasura to save the world and restore Dharma. In South India, Navratri is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana.
Navratri in 2017 will start on Thursday, 21 September and end on Friday, 29 September. It is celebrated for 9 days.
|Day-2 (22-September)||Brahmacharini||Dwitiya||Brahmacharini Puja||Sugar|
|Day-3 (23-September)||Chandraghanta||Tritiya||Sindoor Tritiya,
Varad Vinayak Chauth
|Day-4 (24-September)||Kushmanda||Chaturthi||Kushmanda Puja,
Upang Lalita Vrat
|Day-5 (25-September)||Skandamata||Panchami||Skandamata Puja||Bananas|
|Day-6 (26-September)||Katyayini||Shashthi||Katyayini Puja||Honey|
|Day-7 (27-September)||Kaalratri||Saptami||Kaalratri Puja,
|Day-8 (28-September)||Mahagauri||Ashtami||Mahagauri Puja,
|Day-9 (29-September)||Siddhidatri||Navami||Siddhidatri Puja,
|Day-10 (30-September)||—||Dashami||Navratri Parana,
Navratri is celebrated with fervor and devotion all across India. People celebrate Navratri by praying to the 9 forms of goddess Durga during the 9 days and performing poojas. Garba dance is the most famous activity during Navratri and especially popular in Gujarat and Mumbai. The festival culminates in Dasara.
It is a tradition to wear dresses that represent the colors of Navratri on each of the 9 days.
|Day-1||21 September 2017||Yellow|
|Day-2||22 September 2017||Green|
|Day-3||23 September 2017||Gray|
|Day-4||24 September 2017||Orange|
|Day-5||25 September 2017||White|
|Day-6||26 September 2017||Red|
|Day-7||27 September 2017||Royal Blue|
|Day-8||28 September 2017||Pink|
|Day-9||29 September 2017||Purple|
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