Chaitra Navratri: Puja and Celebrations 2020

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Chaitra Navratri Puja and Celebrations 2020 will be from 25 March to 3 April 2020. 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.

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.

During the Chaitra Navratri Puja and Celebrations 2020, 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

Navaratri Day 1: Day of Maa Shailaputri

Day 2: Maa Brahmacharini Puja

Navratri Day 2: Day of Maa Brahmacharini

Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta Puja

Navratri Day 3: Day of Maa Chandraghanta

Day 4: Maa Kushmanda Puja

Day 4 Navratri- Worship Maa Kushmanda for Health & Strength

Day 5: Maa Skandamata Puja

Navratri Day 5 : Day of Maa Skandamata

Day 6: Maa Katyayani Puja

Navratri Day 6: Day of Maa Katyayani for happiness and peace in married life

Day 7: Maa Kalaratri Puja

Navratri Day 7: Day of Maa Kaalratri

Day 8: Maa MahaGauri Puja

Navratri Day 8: Day of Maa Mahagauri

Day 9: Maa Siddhidatri Puja

Navratri Day 9: Day of Maa Siddhidatri

Devotees keep fasts with full devotion and capability. 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 without salt during the day, if you keep a fast.

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