Let’s find out about Chaitra Navratri – April Navratri 2021 dates, timings, puja vidhi, mantras, Chaitra Navratri April Navratri 2021 start and end date. Chaitra Navratri 2021 will be from 13 April to 21 April 2021. It is an important Hindu festival that is celebrated over a period of nine days. The festival begins from the ‘pratipada’ (1st day) till the ‘navami’ (9th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) during the Hindu month of ‘Chaitra’, and hence, it is known by the name of Chaitra Navratri.
According to the English calendar, Chaitra Navratri falls between the months of March or April. It is also known as ‘Vasanta Navratri’ or ‘Rama Navratri’ as the ninth day of the Navratri festival is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Rama.
Chaitra Navratri – April navratri 2021 start date is 13 April and Chaitra Navratri – April navratri 2021 end date last navratra is 21 April.
During the Chaitra Navratri, all the nine days are dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Shakti. Let’s find out how to do Navratri puja, what to eat and what not to eat during Navratri, how to do ghat or kalash sthapana and navratri ke kis din kis devi ki puja karein.
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Every day of Navratri is dedicated to a form of Shakti. Click on the links given below each day to know full details including mantras for navratri.
Day 1: Maa Shailputri Puja
Day 2: Maa Brahmacharini Puja
Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta Puja
Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Puja
Day 5: Maa Skandamata Puja
Day 6: Maa Katyayani Puja
Day 7: Maa Kalaratri Puja
Day 8: Maa MahaGauri Puja
Day 9: Maa Siddhidatri Puja
Devotees keep fasts during Navratri with full devotion to seek the blessings of Maa Durga. Generally, the norm is to keep two fasts; which can be kept together on either the last two days or the 1st and last day. Some devotees also fast on all 9 days. You can have fruits, curd, milk, juice if you keep a fast. You can also have food prepared with kutu ka atta, sendha namak, singhare ka atta, sabudana etc.
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