What is Chaitra Navratri? Know more about Date, puja vidhi, and shubh muhurat
Chaitra navratri is also known as the Vasanta navratri. It usually falls in the month of March or April and marks the first day of the Hindu calendar. It is a grand nine days festival celebrated with great enthusiasm in Northern India. This Navratri is celebrated during the shukla paksha of chaitra masa (hindu calendar month), which is between March and April.
Maharashtrians celebrate the first day of this navratri as Gudi Padwa and in Kashmir, it is called as Navreh. This navratri is exuberantly celebrated in Northern and Western India and makes the colorful spring season all the more fascinating and divine.
This year Chaitra Navratri falls on the month of March 22 to March 30, 2023. On this occasion, along with setting up the Kalash, the devotees worship the nine forms of Maa Durga. At the same time, many devotees observe a strict fast during this time. It is a belief that by worshiping and fasting during Navratri, Maa Durga takes away all the troubles and also brings happiness, prosperity and wealth.