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Chaitra Navratri 2024: Check date, mahurat and other details

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 02nd 2024 06:31 PM
Chaitra Navratri 2024: Check date, mahurat and other details

Chaitra Navratri 2024: Check date, mahurat and other details

Chaitra Navratri 2024: Chaitra Navratri, a nine-day Hindu festival, is set to commence on April 9 and will culminate with the celebration of Ram Navami. According to experts, Chaitra Navratri holds significance as it is believed that during these days, Goddess Durga bestows her blessings upon her devotees while residing on Earth.

Traditionally, Chaitra Navratri begins on the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. This year, it starts on April 8 at 11:50 pm and concludes on April 9 at 08:30 pm. It's believed that Goddess Durga will grace the Earth during this period, riding her horse.

However, the choice of Goddess Durga's vehicle this year has stirred discussions, as the horse symbolises war and natural disasters, indicating a shift in power and its potential impact on nature and human life.

Chaitra Navratri

The festival schedule includes various rituals and observances dedicated to different forms of Goddess Durga:

April 9: Ghatasthapana and Maa Shailputri Puja
April 10: Maa Brahmacharini Puja
April 11: Maa Chandraghanta Puja
April 12: Maa Kushmanda Puja
April 13: Maa Skandamata Puja
April 14: Maa Katyayani Puja
April 15: Maa Kalratri Puja
April 16: Maa Mahagauri Puja
April 17: Maa Siddhidatri Puja and Ram Navami

The Ghatasthapana Muhurta, marking the beginning of Navratri, is from 06:02 am to 10:16 am, followed by the auspicious Abhijit Muhurta for Kalash Sthapana from 11:57 am to 12:48 minutes.

Chaitra Navratri is a time for fervent devotion, reflection, and celebration, with devotees across the globe eagerly awaiting the divine presence of Goddess Durga during these auspicious nine days.




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