Navratri Day 1
The Indian festival of Navratri has been derived from two words—"Nav" + "Ratri", which means "nine nights" in English. This festival is prevalent throughout India, but it is more prominent in the state of Gujarat and Bengal. Hindus celebrate this festival to express their devotion to the goddess of power, Durga. The worship of the goddess Durga continues for nine days. Each day, a different form of the goddess is worshiped. Following the nine days of rituals and worship, the 10th day is celebrated as Dussehra, which is also known as Vijay- Dashmi. It is celebrated to mark the victory of mythical King Lord Rama over the King of Sri Lanka, Ravana.
Navratri Day 1
Navratri Day 2
Navratri Day 3
Navratri Day 4
Varad Vinayaka Chauth
Navratri Day 5
Navratri Day 6
Navratri Day 7
Navratri Day 8
Sandhi Puja Rama Navami
Navratri Day 9
|Name of Festivals||Days||Date of Festivals|
|Pratipada (Navratri Day 1)||Sunday||18 March 2018|
|Dwitiya (Navratri Day 2)||Monday||19 March 2018|
|Tritiya (Navratri Day 3)||Tuesday||20 March 2018|
|Chaturthi (Navratri Day 4)||Wednesday||21 March 2018|
|Panchami (Navratri Day 5)||Thursday||22 March 2018|
|Sasthi (Navratri Day 6)||Friday||23 March 2018|
|Saptami (Navratri Day 7)||Saturday||24 March 2018|
|Ashtami (Navratri Day 8)||Sunday||25 March 2018|
|Navami (Navratri Day 9)||Monday||26 March 2018|
|Navratri Day||Day||Form of Goddess||Pujan||Colour|
|Navratri Day 1||Pratipada||Shailaputri Maa||Shailputri Pujan||Red|
|Navratri Day 2||Dwitiya||Bharmacharini||Brahmacharini Pujan||Royal Blue|
|Navratri Day 3||Tritiya||Chandraghanta||Chandraghanta Pujan||Yellow|
|Navratri Day 4||Chaturthi||Kushmanda||Bhouma Chaturthi||Green|
|Navratri Day 5||Panchami||Skandamata||Skandamata Pujan||Gray|
|Navratri Day 6||Shashthi||Katyayani||Saraswati Awahan, Katyayani Pujan||Orange|
|Navratri Day 7||Saptami||Kaalratri||Saraswati Puja, Kalaratri Pujan,
|Navratri Day 8||Ashtami||Maha Gauri||Saraswati Mata Pujan, Mahagauri Pujan, Sandhi Puja||Pink|
|Navratri Day 9||Navami||Siddhidatri||Ayudha Puja,
Hold: Trishul in the right hand and the lotus flower in the left hand.
Assigning Planet: Moon
Rides: Walking on the bare feet
Hold: Jap Mala in the right hand and Kamandal in the left hand.
Assigning Planet: Mangal
Hold: Trishul, Gada, Sword and Kamandal in her four right hands and lotus flower, Arrow, Dhanush and Japa Mala in her four left hands.
Assigning Planet: Shukra
Hold: Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada and Kamal in the right hands and Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada and Chakra in the left hands.
Assigning Planet: Sun
Hold: Lotus flowers in her upper two hands. She holds baby Murugan in one of her right hand.
Assigning Planet: Budha
Rides: Magnificent Lion
Hold: Lotus flower and sword in her left hands and keeps her right hands.
Assigning Planet: Brihaspati
Hold: Right hands are in Abhaya and Varada Mudra and carries sword and the deadly iron hook in her left hands.
Assigning Planet: Shani
Hold: Trishul in one right hand and keeps the second right hand, adorns Damaru in the one left hand.
Assigning Planet: Rahu
Hold: Gada in the one right hand, chakra in the other right hand, lotus flower in the one left hand and shankh in the other left hand.
Assigning Planet: Ketu
Last Updated: 15th March, 2018