Navratri is a multi-day Hindu festival which is celebrated by Hindus all over the world.this festival is celebrated in the month Ashvin (a month of Hindu calendar).in this festival the feminine goddesses are worshiped. The Navratri festival is mainly of nine days . each day is dedicated for the worship of a particular goddess.celebrations of the navratri 2017 is mainly going to be stage decorations, recite of the legends and chanting of the scriptures of Hinduism. The common theme of navratri is victory of good over evil. Now i am going to tell you about proper schedule along with Shubh muhurat and foods you can eat during this navratri week.
Navratri Day 1 March 28th– Amavasya – Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja
The first day of this navratri season is falling on march 28. on this day the goddess shailputri is worshiped. she is also known as the first form among the navadurga or nine forms of the goddess Durga . She is also known as goddess parvati the wife of shiv ji and mother of ganesh and kartikey. The shubh muhurat for her worship is from 08:26 to 10:24 , duration of 1 hour and 54 minutes.
Navratri Day 2 March 29th – Dwitiya - Chandra Darshan and Brahmacharini Puja
The second day of this navratri season will be on 20 march.on this day goddess brahmacharini is worshiped. She is also known as the second form of goddess Durga. the blessings of her helps a person in achieving success and wisdom. according to the Hindu legends worshiping her brings happiness and prosperity.
Navratri Day 3 March 30th - Tritiya – Gauri Teej and Chandraghanta Puja
The third day of this navratri season is coming on 30 march. on this day goddess chandraghanta is worshiped. She rewards people with her grace , bravery and courage. According to the legends she has a third eye in the middle of her forehead and her vehicle is a lion.on this day gangaur festival also known asgauri tritiya is celebrated in rajasthan.
Navratri Day 4 March 31st – Chaturthi – Kushmanda Puja
The forth day of this navratri season is falling on 31 march.on this day goddess kushmanda is worshiped. She is the forth form of goddess Durga. According to legends of Hinduism she created this whole universe with her divine smile. She is worshiped by her favorite red colored flowers.
Navratri Day 5 April 1st – Panchami – Skanda Shashti Puja
The fifth day of this navratri season is coming on the 1st of April. On this day goddess skanda is worshiped. It is believed that the planet budha is governed by her.red colored flowers are also used to worship her. Devotees worshiping her also gets benefited by worshiping kartikey on this day.
Navratri Day 6 April 2nd – Shashti – Katyayani Puja
The sixth day of this navratri season falls on 6 April. On this day goddess katyayani is worshiped. She is also worshiped for a happy married life . She is believed to govern the planet Brhaspati. This day is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of goddess Yamuna.
Navratri Day 7 April 3rd – Saptami – Kalratri Puja
The seventh day of this navratri season will be on 3rd April. On this day goddess kalratri is worshiped. She is also known as goddess shubankri an is worshiped by night-blooming jasmine flowers.she is said remove the darkness from the hearts of her pure devotees and wrath hell on evil-doers.
Navratri Day 8 April 4th – Ashtami – Maha Gauri Puja
The eighth day of this navratri season if coming on 4th April. on this day goddess mahagauri is worshipped. It is believed that planet Rahu is governed by her. this day also marks as sandhi puja which is done at the juncture when Ashtami Tithi ends, and Navami Tithi starts.
Navratri Day 9 April 5th – Navami – Ram Navami
The ninth and the last day of this navratri festival is coming on 5th of April. On this day goddess siddhidatri is worshiped. She can award ultimate power and fulfill every wish of her devotee.this day also marks the birth of lord RAMA , the human form of lord Vishnu. This day is also celebrated as ram navmi.