Chaitra Navratri Puja and Celebrations 2019 will be from 6th April till 14th April 2019. It is an important Hindu festival that is celebrated over a period of nine days. The festival begin 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 it falls during 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.
During the Chaitra Navratri Puja and Celebrations 2019, all the nine days are dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Shakti.
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Every day of Navratri is dedicated to a form of Shakti. These are:
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 fast with full devotion and capability. Generally, the norm is to keep two fasts; which can be kept either together on the last two days or the 1st and last day can also be kept. Some devotees also fast on all days. You can have fruits, curd, milk, juice without salt during the day.
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