Navratri 2017

Navratri 2017, Navratri 2017 Dates


Chaitra Vasant Navratri in March 2017 are from 28th March to 05th April (Tuesday to Next Wednesday).Sharad Navratri in September 2017 are from 21st September to 30th September (Thursday to Next Saturday)

Nine Nights of Navratri festival 2017

The festival of Navratri (nav means nine and ratri means nights, meaning nine nights) lasting for 9 days is the most important holy festival in Hindu religion when the goddess, or the cosmic energy, is the most vibrant. The nine days of Navratri brings the prosperity and joy in everybody’s life. The festival of Navratri or nine nights is dedicated to goddess Durga and her nine forms which are worshipped.During the nine auspicious days of Navratri, Hindu devotees offer ardent prayers to Skahti maata or Devi Durga asking for her blessings. Navratri pooja is performed in all households in the utmost ritualistic manner. Worshippers throng the Puja Pandals or the Puja mandaps with their well decorated and carefully arranged Navratri Thali to offer to the Goddess. Aarti is performed during the Navratri puja, mantras are chanted, bhajans and other devotional songs are sung during the puja. Also, fresh flowers and sweets along with fresh fruits and other delicacies are offered lovingly to the Goddess asking for her blessings in the Navratras. Check full Navratri Calendar 2017 and Dates of Navratri. Check Chaitra Navratri 2017 DatesShardiya Navratri 2017 DatesAshadha Gupt Navratri 2017 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2018 Dates. A full fledged year long Navratri CalendarNavratri Calendar 2017 as well as starting of Navratri Calendar 2018 is available.

Names of Navratri Goddesses

The names of nine goddesses or "nau devi" are Shailputri mata, Brahmcharini mata, Chandraghanta mata, Kushmanda mata, Sakand mata, Kattyaini mata, Kalratri mata, Mahagauri mata, Siddhidatri mata.The nine-day Navratri festival occurs twice a year once in the month of Chaitra and then in Aswayuja.

Khetri Pujan in Navratras 2017

On the first day of the Navaratras, a small bed of mud and sand along with jaun or wheat and water is prepared starting the puja and thus seeds are sown on to it. This is called as khetri(wheat grown in mud pot). At the end of the Navratri festival, the shoots are about 3 - 5 inches in length. This is a sign of prosperity and abundance. After the puja, the seedlings (looking like long grass) are pulled out from the mud pot and are poured in the running water like in the river or a pond.

3 Days each for Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati

The first three days of Navratre are believed to be dedicated to Durga Maa, the Goddess of power and energy, the next three days are dedicated to Lakshmi Maa, the goddess of peace and prosperity and the last three days are dedicated to Saraswati Maa, the goddess of learning and knowledge who is worshipped to acquire the spiritual knowledge.

Navratri fasts and Kanya Pujan

People observe fasts during these days and offer prayers to the goddess Durga for health, wealth and prosperity. The festival of Navratri culminates in Mahaashtami or the eighth day although some people do it on Mahanavmi, the ninth day in which devotees break their fast. Kanya Pujan is performed on this day. Young girls representing the forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped on this day. Young boys are also called in the homes. All these young girls and boys go to different homes where the kanya pujan or “kanjak” (in Punjabi) is performed.
These little ones are offered pooris or puris (deep-fried Indian bread), chanas (Bengal gram), halwa (a dessert primarily made of flour and sugar) along with red chunnis (long scarves) and some rupees. Some people also provide gifts to these young ones.

Demon Mahisashura was destroyed by Maa Durga

The goddess Durga is believed to have destroyed the demon Mahisashura on the tenth day. The tenth day is also celebrated as “Vijayadashmi” or “Dussherra”. According to Ramayana, the great Indian mythological epic, the demon king Ravana was killed by Lord Rama on this day. The Navratri festival is celebrated with true devotion and purity throughout the country, not only Hindus but people from different religions also worship the goddess and one can see long queues outside the prominent temples. Reading and reciting traditional scriptures and prayers to Maa Durga is a common practice such as people read Durga Chalisa in Hindi and Durga Saptshati.

Navratri Dates 2017

Navratri 2017 Dates In India, Navratri Calendar 2017


When is Navratri in 2017


Chaitra Vasant Navratri in March 2017 are from 28th March to 05th April (Tuesday to Next Wednesday).Sharad Navratri in September 2017 are from 21st September to 30th September (Thursday to Next Saturday).


Navratras usually falls during the autumn season and Navratri dates can be consulted from the Hindu calendar. Navratri date varies from year to year. Navratri schedule 2017 ends on September 30 with Dusshera being celebrated on the same day. Navratri 2017 during March is the Chaitra Navratri in the Chaitra Shukla Paksha and is also known as Vasant Navratri. Navratri dates in 2017 also coincide with Durga Puja, the ten-day festival of the Bengalis.

In the nine days of Navratras, people perform Khetri Pujan and the 9 days are dedicated to the three Goddesses - Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. On the day of Ashtami or Navami, kanya pujan is performed where the small girls are offered kanjak i.e puri, chhole and halwa along with a gift or money.On the day of Dussherra, a demon named Mahisashura was killed by Goddess Durga. Many people fast on the days of Navratras and take only the navratra food and fruits. Also people read Durga Chalisa as well as Durga Saptshati in Navratri.

Navratri festival is believed to be the best time of the year to undertake or start new ventures. The festival is important to all Hindus and it holds special significance for Gujratis as one can see the spirit of the dance they perform during Durga Navratri, popularly known as “dandiya” and “garba” and Bengalis as they perform Durga puja in big pandals where the beautiful decorated idols are worshipped. People performing during this period wear beautiful and charming clothes as they dress up Maa Durga.

Check full Navratri Calendar 2017 and Dates of Navratri. Check Chaitra Navratri 2017 DatesShardiya Navratri 2017 DatesAshadha Gupt Navratri 2017 Dates and Magha Gupt Navratri 2018 Dates. This is a full fledged year long Navratri Calendar which mentions the dates of 4 Navratri's that come in the year.

Mahashivratri SMS in Hindi 2017

Mahashivratri Sms in Hindi, Mahashivratri Sms Messages 2017

Mahashivratri Sms Text Greetings Messages
On The Auspicious Occasion Of Maha Shivratri - The Night Of Shiva Worship, Let's Savour 'Thandai' (Made From Cannabis, Almonds, And Milk) And Sing Songs In Praise Of The Lord Shiva And Dance To The Rhythm Of The Drums. Happy Mahashivaratri!

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Mahashivratri Sms Hindi 2017
Sara Jahan Hai Jiski Sharan Me,
Naman Hai Us Shiv Ke Charan Me,
Bane Us Shiv Ke Charano Ki Dhool,
Aao Mil Kar Chadhaye Hum Shraddha Ke Phool.
"Happy Shivratri".

Maha Shivratri Sms In English
Oh Lord Shiva, Bless Us With Happy & Peaceful Life And Noble Wisdom. May There Be Peace In Every Home! Happy Maha Shivratri!

Shivratri Sms Hindi 140 Words
Shivratri Ke Is Pawan Parv Par Safalta Ka Damru Sadev Aapke Oopar Bajta Rahe.

Shivratri Sms In English 2017
May Lord Shiva Shower His
Benign Blessings On
You And Your Family.
May Happiness And Peace
Surround You With His Eternal
Love And Strength.
Happy Shivratri

Maha Shivratri Sms In Hindi
Shiv Ki Mahima Aparampar!
Shiv Karte Sabka Udhar,
Unki Kripa Aap Par Sada Bani Rahe,
Aur Bhole Shankar Aapke Jivan Me Khushi Hi Khushi Bhar De.
Om Namah Shivay

Mahashivratri Ke Sms
Jai Jai Maha Shivratri To All
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Mahashivratri Ke Sms
Jo Bole Om Namah Shivaya Sab Kasthon Se Nivaran Paye
Happy Mahashivratri 2017

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On The Occasion Of Mahashivratri I Pray That God Bless Us Always. I Keep Fast On That Day And I Pray That God Give Me What I Want.
Happy Mahashivratri .

Happy Mahashivratri Latest Sms
Sara Jahan Hai Jiski Sharan Me,
Naman Hai Us Shiv Ke Charan Me,
Bane Us Shiv Ke Charano Ki Dhool,
Aao Mil Kar Chadhaye Hum Shraddha Ke Phool.
"Happy Shivratri".

Mahashivratri Sms Messages 2017
Jai Shiv Shankar Bholenath!!!
Bless Us With The Happy & Peaceful Life
With Noble Wisdom. May Peace Prevail In Every Home!!!

Mahashivratri Sms Messages In English
On This Auspicious Occasion May The Blessings Of Shiva Shanker Be With All Of You. May His Glorious Divine And Merciful Attributes Remind Us Of Our Own Abilities And Strive To Lift Ourselves To New Heights. Happy Shivaratri

Mahashivratri Sms Msg
May Lord Shiva Grant You A Handsome And Decent Match This Year And May You Live Happily Always.

Mahashivratri Mobile Sms
Jai Shiv Shankar Bholenath!!!
Bless Us With The Happy & Peaceful Life With Noble Wisdom. May There Be Peace In Every Home!!!

Shivratri Sms Messages Hindi
Om Me Hi Astha
Om Me Hi Vishwas
Om Me Hi Shakti
Om Me Hi Sara Sansar
Om Se Hoti Hai Achchhe Din Ki Suruwaat
Bolo Om Namha Shivay
Happy Shivratri
Jai Bholenath.

Maha Shivaratri Messages Sms In Hindi
Pi Ke Bhaang Jamaa Lo Rang
Jindgi Bite Khushiyon Ke Sang
Lekr Naam Shiv Bhole Ka
Dil Men Bhar Lo Shivraatri Ki Umng.
Aap Sbhi Ko Shubh Maha Shivraatri

Maha Shivaratri New Sms
Bhagwan Bholenath,
I Pray To You For All The People In This World. Please Give Everyone Peace, Happiness And Lots Of Prosperity! Om Namah Shivaye!

Sms On Mahashivratri
Bhagwan Bholenath Ki Jai....!
Happy Shivaratri To All.
Bhagwan Bholenath,
I Pray To You For All The People In This World.
Please Give Everyone Happiness, Peace And Lots Of Smiles.
This Is My Prayer For Today.
Om Namah Shivaye!!

Sms On Mahashivratri In Hindi
Pi Ke Bhaang Jamaa Lo Rang; Jindgi Bite Khushiyon Ke Sang; Lekar Naam Shiv Bhole Ka; Dil Men Bhar Lo Shivraatri Ki Umaang; Shubh Maha Shivratri!

Mahashivratri Sms Message In Hindi
शिव की ज्योति से प्रकाश बढ़ता है,
जो भी जाता है भोले के द्वार,
कुछ ना कुछ उसे ज़रूर मिलता है
ज़य भोले बाबा..!

Shivratri Sms Quotes 140 Characters
May Happiness And Peace Surround U With His Eternal
Love And Strength On This Mahashivratri.

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