Navratri 2021: Know The Date, Timing, Significance And Celebrations Of Navratri

It’s the Hindu month of Ashwin and Sharda Navratri is around the corner. Goddess Durga is finally coming to bestow her blessings on her devotees. The festival of Navratri symbolizes good triumphing over evil and hence this festival holds utmost importance. Sharda Navratri is a nine-day-long festival and is celebrated with much fervor, enthusiasm and happiness, where the nine avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped on each one of these nine days.

This year, the festival will start on 7 October and will go on till 15 October.

Goddess Durga fought against the demon king Mahishasur in a 15-day long battle and slayed him with his Trishul on the final day, thereby freeing the land of all evil. On Vijayadashami or Dussehra, the final day of the festival, it is said that Goddess Durga leaves the Earth and returns to heaven.

Navratri is celebrated twice a year in India. The first celebrations fall during the spring season and are known as Chaitra Navaratri. It takes place in the month of March-April. The second Navratri is celebrated in Autumn and is known as Sharda Navratri.

Navratri 2021 date and timing

This year, according to the Hindu calendar, Shardiya Navratri will begin on October 7, 2021, and end on October 15, 2021. The final three days — Ashtami, Navami, and Dashami — will begin with Ashtami falling on October 13. This is followed by Navami on October 14 and Dashami on October 15.

October 7: Pratipada

October 8: Dwitiya

October 9: Tritiya and Chaturthi

October 10: Panchami

October 11: Shashti

October 12: Saptami

October 13: Ashtami

October 14: Navami

October 15: Dashami

Navratri 2021: Shubh Muhurat

  • Navratri Kalash Sthapana Date – Thursday, October 7, 2021.
  • Ghatasthapana Muhurat – 06:17 AM to 07:07 AM
  • Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat – 11:45 AM to 12:32 PM

Date, Time and Shubh Muhurat for Ashtami Puja

On Ashtami, the eighth day of Navaratri, Maa Mahagauri is worshipped by the devotees. This year Ashtami Tithi falls on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. It will start on October 12, 2021, at 09:47 pm and end on October 13, 2021, at 08:07 pm.

Date, Time and Shubh Muhurat for Navami Puja

The final day of Navratri is called Navami. It is the ninth day of the festival when people immerse the idol of goddess Durga in a water body. Navami Tithi will start on October 13, 2021, on Wednesday from 08:07 pm and end on October 14, 2021, 06:52 pm.

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9 avatars of Goddess Durga worshipped on the 9 days of Navratri Celebrations in India

Navratri 2021: Wishes, messages to share

– Maa Durga will surely bestow her 9 forms of blessings for you and your family: Fame, Name, Wealth, Prosperity, Happiness, Education, Health, Power and Commitment. Happy Navratri!

– May Maa Durga empower you and your family with health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. Happy Navratri 2021!

– This festival brings a lot of colour to our lives. May bright colours dominate your life. Happy Durga Ashtami

– Wishing you a happy and prosperous Navratri, may this festival bring you happiness and success. HAPPY NAVARATRI 2021!

– May the great goddess Maa Durga provide you with the strength, wisdom, and courage to overcome all obstacles in life. Have an auspicious Navratri.

– May the Goddess protect you and your family from evil. Wishing you a colorful Durga puja.

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