Sharad Navratri 2017
Sharad Navratri Dates for New Delhi, India
Sharad Navratri 2017
What is Sharad Navratri? So, letting the cat out of the bag we at AstroSage have come up with the enlightenment regarding the festival of Navratri in 2017. Pondering over this pious festival, it can be inferred that the Navratri festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga, an exemplar of Shakti or the cosmic energy. Sharad Navratri is observed in the month of September/ October. The Navratri festival is widely commemorated throughout the country and the festival beholds gaieties that tends to make everyone enjoy the festival with full enthusiasm. During this 9 day festival of Navratri, the 9 manifestations of Goddess Durga are worshipped. Each manifestation of Goddess Durga exemplifies a distinctive virtue and is believed to accord spiritual and worldly fulfillment.
Among all the five Navratras that fall in a year, Sharad Navratri is the most essential one and it is also known as Maha Navratri. Sharad Navratri commences on the first and ends on the tenth day of the bright half of the lunar month, Ashwin. The Sharad Navratri festival is dedicated to Maa Durga and people celebrate this festival with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm, especially in eastern India. This nine day festival offers honour to Goddess Durga in all her nine manifestations, and hence during these 9 nights and 10 days all the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped. The tenth day is oftenly referred to as ‘VIJAYADASHAMI’ or ‘DUSSEHRA’. Sharad Navratri is celebrated in the Ashwin month or the Sharad month which indicates the beginning of winters.
During the festival of Navratri, people from cities and villages convene to perform Navratri Puja in their house or in shrines epitomizing different manifestations of Goddess Durga. During this nine day festival chanting of mantras, renditions of bhajans or holy songs accompany the Navratri Puja rituals for nine consecutive days of Navratri.
Have a look at the Nine Days of Sharad 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 Kaalratri Puja ● Day 8 - Maa Mahagauri Puja ● Day 9 - Maa Siddhidatri Puja
Apart from this, each Navratri day is related to a particular color. The Navratri Color are listed below. It is believed that using these colors during Navratri festival will fetch you good luck.
Pratipada - Yellow Dwitiya - Green Tritiya - Grey Chaturthi - Orange Panchami - White Shashthi - Red Saptami- Royal Blue Ashtami - Pink Navmi - Purple
We, at AstroSage wish you all a very happy and prosperous Sharad Navratri. May Goddess Durga bestow upon you peace, happiness and good health.