Sharad Navratri 2017 Dates & Muhurat for New Delhi, India
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Sharad Navratri 2017

Sharad Navratri Dates for New Delhi, India

Navratri Day 1

Prathama

Maa Shailputri Puja

Ghatasthapana

21st

September 2017

(Thursday)

Navratri Day 2

Dvitiya

Maa Brahmacharini Puja

22nd

September 2017

(Friday)

Navratri Day 3

Tritiya

Maa Chandraghanta Puja

23rd

September 2017

(Saturday)

Navratri Day 4

Chaturthi

Maa Kushmanda Puja

24th

September 2017

(Sunday)

Navratri Day 5

Panchami

Maa Skandamata Puja

25th

September 2017

(Monday)

Navratri Day 6

Shashti

Maa Katyayani Puja

26th

September 2017

(Tuesday)

Navratri Day 7

Saptami

Maa Kalaratri Puja

27th

September 2017

(Wednesday)

Navratri Day 8

Ashtami

Maa MahaGauri Puja

Durga Puja Ashtami

28th

September 2017

(Thursday)

29th

September 2017

(Friday)

Navratri Day 10

Dashami

Navratri Parana

Durga Visarjan

Vijay Dashmi

30th

September 2017

(Saturday)

Sharad Navratri 2017

Navratri is a nine-day long, auspicious festival celebrated all over India for different reasons every year. It is culturally dedicated to Goddess Durga, an exemplar of Shakti or the cosmic energy. Among all the five Navratras (Chaitra, Aashad, Ashwin, Paush and Magh) that fall in a year, Sharad Navratri is the most essential one. Apart from that, Magh, Ashadha & Paush are known as Gupt Navratris.

Sharad Navratri is observed in the month of September/ October. The Navratri festival is widely commemorated throughout the country 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.

Cultural Traditions and Significance

Sharad Navratri commences on the first and ends on the tenth day of the bright half of the lunar month, Ashwin. Sharad Navratri festival is dedicated to Maa Durga and celebrated with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm, especially in Northern and Eastern India. 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 come together 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.

Mythological Significance

As per the scripted details, Lord Ram worshipped the Divine power in order to defeat Demon King Lord Raavan and kill him. He proclaimed the message of Good Triumphing Over Evil.

Have a look at the Nine Days of Sharad Navratri and Rituals to be conducted:

●  Day 1 - Maa Shailputri Puja - The first form of Maa Durga, Maa Shailputri represents the planet Moon. Worshipping her can help to eliminate any bad effects or omens.
●  Day 2 - Maa Brahmacharini Puja - As per astrology, Maa Brahmacharini controls the planet Mars and diminishes any bad effects if worshipped with a pure heart.
●  Day 3 - Maa Chandraghanta Puja - Maa Chandraghata dominates the planet Venus and offers courage and fearlessness.
●  Day 4 - Maa Kushmanda Puja - Maa Kushmanda represents the planet Sun and eliminates any ill-effects in the nearby future.
●  Day 5 - Maa Skandamata Puja - Maa Skand Mata represents the planet Mercury and is very compassionate towards her devotee.
●  Day 6 - Maa Katyayani Puja - Jupiter planet is controlled by Maa Katyayani. She provides courage and prowess to her worshippers.
●  Day 7 - Maa Kaalratri Puja - Maa Kaalratri controls the Saturn planet and symbolises valour.
●  Day 8 - Maa Mahagauri Puja - Maa Mahagauri is the divine controller of planet Rahu and pacify harmful effects.
●  Day 9 - Maa Siddhidatri Puja - Maa Siddhidatri dominates the planet Ketu and offers wisdom and knowledge.

Importance of Colors in Navratri

Apart from this, each Navratri 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.

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