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Navratri 2020 Start~नवरात्री

Navratri 2020 Start~नवरात्री
This year's Navratri 2020 Start~नवरात्री

Saturday, 17 Oct - 2020

Here is detailed schedule of Sharad Navratri 2020

Navratri dates in October 2020  

Navratri Fast 1 – October 17, 2020 – Ghatsthapana
Navratri Fast 2 – October 18, 2020 – Dwitya Fast
Navratri Fast 3 – October 19, 2020 – Sindoor Tritiya
Navratri Fast 4 – October 20, 2020 – Chaturthi
Navratri Fast 5 – October 20, 2020 – Lalit Panchami
Navratri Fast 6 – October 21, 2020 – Shashti Fast & Saraswati Awahan
Navratri Fast 7 – October 22, 2020 – Saraswathi Puja - Maha Lakshmi Puja
Navratri Fast 8 – October 23, 2020 – Saraswathi Puja ends – Mahashtami - Annapoorna Parikrama
Navratri Fast 9 – October 24, 2020 – Saraswati Visarjan - Mahanavami

October 25, 2020 - The tenth day is celebrated as Dussera or Vijaya Dashami.

 is a festival dedicated to the worship of a Hindu deity Shakti. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. 

Traditions of Navaratri

Navarathri is celebrated five times a year. They are Vasanta Navaratri, Ashadha Navaratri, the Sharada Navaratri, and the Paush/Magha Navaratri. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri of the month of Puratashi and the Vasanta Navaratri of the Vasanta kala are very important.

1. Vasanta Navaratri: Basanta Navaratri, also known as Vasant Navaratri, is the festival of nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the spring season (March–April). It is also known as Chaitra Navaratri. The nine days of festival is also known as Raama Navratri.

2. Gupta Navaratri: Gupta Navaratri, also referred as Ashadha or Gayatri or Shakambhari Navaratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Ashadha (June–July). Gupta Navaratri is observed during the Ashadha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

3. Sharada Navaratri: This is the most important of the Navaratris. It is simply called Maha Navaratri (the Great Navratri) and is celebrated in the month of Ashvina. Also known as Sharad Navaratri, as it is celebrated during Sharad (beginning of winter, September–October).

4. Paush Navaratri: Paush Navaratri is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Paush (December–January). Paush Navaratri is observed during the Paush Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

5. Magha Navaratri: Magha Navaratri, also referred as Gupta Navaratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Magha (January–February). Magha Navaratri is observed during the Magha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

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Posted Comments
"We should all worship all 5 Navratri each year, not two each year. Coz we get looked down by other faiths saying we not worshiping our faith. From now on please get everyone to follow all 5 Navratri ok."
Posted By:  Mata Bhakt
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