Navratri Calendar 2018

Navratri calendar 2018 shows the information on when chaitra navratri nine dates is falling in the year 2018. According to navratri calendar, people worship nine incarnations of Maa Durga during navratri festival. Navratri festival, dedicated to the supreme Goddess Durga is celebrated in India with great devotion and enthusiasm by Hindus. This festival is celebrated for nine divine days by worshipping nine incarnations of Goddess Shakti in the months of March or April and September or October. According to western calendar, in the month of March or April, it is celebrated as “Chaitra Navratri”. Second time, it is celebrated in the month of September or October according to western calendar as “Sharad Navratri” which is also known as “Maha Navratri”.

Navratri Calendar 2018
➧ Chaitra Navratri:

According to Hindu Lunar calendar, Chaitra Navratri celebrations are made during the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. “Hindu New Year” also starts on the beginning of Chaitra Navratri. It is celebrated in Northern India and Western India. In Maharashtra, people celebrate first day of this navratri as Gudi Padwa. According to Navratri Calendar, Chaitra Navratri 2018 is starting from March 18, 2018. During the Chaitra Navratri, people celebrate the Rama Navami festival, which is dedicated to lord Rama.

➧ Sharad Navratri:

According to Lunar Hindu calendar, Sharad Navratri celebrations start during the month of Ashvin during Sharad Ritu. The name Shardiya navratri is taken from the month of Sharad Ritu. It is the starting of the winter season also during Sharad Navratri. This Maha navratri is not only celebrated in North India and Western India but in all over India with huge religious fervor. In the Eastern India, it is celebrated as Durga Puja. On the tenth day of Shard Navratri, the festival of victory over evil “Dussehra” is celebrated.

Sharad Navratri 2018 Calendar:

Sharad navratri is more popular than Chaitra navratri. During Sharad navratri, celebrations are made on the grand label in all over India. Generally, it falls in the month of September or October. Sharad navratri is also known as Maha Navratri. At the time of Sharad Navratri, people worship nine Goddess like Chaitra navratri worship by following all the rituals and customs. On the tenth day of Sharad navratri, Durga Visarjan ritual has been performed, in which people immersed the idol of goddess Durga into the river. On the tenth day of navratri, Dussehra is also celebrated in all over India. On Dussehra, Lord Rama had killed demon Ravana so it is celebrated as the victory of Good over Evil. Here you can find the 2018 Sharad navratri dates according to western calendar and Hindu Lunar calendar. Check the Sharad Navratri 2018 Calendar and worship nine incarnations of Maa Durga.

Day 10 (Dashmi) - October 19, 2018 (Friday) - Durga Visarjan and Dussehra Festival

Chaitra Navratri Calendar 2018:

Devotees can check the 2018 Chaitra Navratri Calendar, Nine Godddess and nine days information. We have added the 2018 navratri dates according to western calendar and Hindu Lunar calendar. This year, Navratri 2018 calendar has only eight days for navratri celebration because eighth and ninth day of navratri will be celebrated on same day i.e. on 25th March, 2018, which is the last day of navratri. Follow this Chaitra navratri 2018 calendar to worship nine incarnations of Maa Durga and get the blessings.

Worship the nine goddess of navratri according to nine days by following the above chaitra navratri calendar 2018. At the end of the Chaitra navratri, people also perform the Navratri Jaware Visarjan ritual to complete the Navratri puja and get the blessing of Maa Durga.

Ashada Gupta Navratri or Gupt Navratri or Varahi Navratri or Gayatri Navratri celebration time is in the month June or July of every year. Many people celebrated these navratris to get the Siddhis and blessings of Maa Durga. Other than these nine goddess people also worship 10 other goddess.

During both Navratri, the first day starts with ghatsthapana puja, which is performed at the auspicious time (Shubh Muhurat). On the first day of navratri, Kalash is placed at home and Maa Durga is invoked. During nine days of navratri, nine different goddess has been worshipped during each day and nine different bhogs (Prasad) has been offered to each Goddess. People should do Durga saptashati path, chant mantras, aarti and bhajans to please Goddess Shakti. Navratri festival ends on the ninth day of navratri. Devotees keep fast for nine days by following the strict rules. After the kanya pujan (Kanjak), people break their fast and take meal. People indulge in many other events during nine days like Garba dance, Dandiya dance, Durga Puja and Goddess Durga Visarjan etc. To participate in these activities check navratri calendar & dates and plan your schedule for these days.



HAPPY NAVRATRI 2018 !!

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