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.

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