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Navratri 2021 Start and End Date: When is Navratri starting in 2021?

Navratri 2021 Date in India: NS festive season Will officially start from Navratri. The nine-day festival dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Durga is celebrated during the month of Ashwin which usually falls in the Gregorian months of September and October. This year this festival will be celebrated from 7-15 October.

Shardiya Navratri celebrates the victory of good over evil, as Goddess Durga, as it is widely believed, combined the powers of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva to defeat the demon king Mahishasura.

During the nine days of Navratri, devotees worship the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga, Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. According to drikpanchang.com

Day 1 – Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
Day 2 – Brahmacharini Puja
Day 3 – Chandraghanta Puja
Day 4 – Kushmanda Puja
Day 5 – Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandmata Puja
Day 6 – Katyayani Puja
Day 7 – Maha Saptami, Kalratri Puja
Day 8 – Mahashtami, Durgashtami, Kumari Puja, Mahagauri Puja
Day 9 – Maha Navami, Navami Home, Siddhidatri Puja

On the eighth day, also called Ashtami, and on the ninth day, called Navami, the devotees of Maa Durga invite young girls for Devi Prasad and Kanya Pujan.

While many rituals are followed during Navratri and it varies from state to state and even region to region, the most common rituals that are observed and traditions during Navratri, drikpanchang.com Huh

*Ghatasthapana on the first day of Navratri*
Worship of nine forms of Goddess Durga
*Nine day Navratri fast*
* Sapta-dhanya means sowing seven grains
* Establishment of Jyoti Kalash for nine days
* Durga Saptashati recitation
*Dandiya performance and Garba in honor of the goddess
* Decorate clothes according to nine Navratri colors
* Kanya Pooja *
*Chandi Yagya

Although the concepts of Durga Puja and Navratri are similar and the timings of both festivals overlap, the rituals and observances for both the festivals differ significantly, reads drikpanchang.com.

This year Vijay Dashami or Dussehra will be celebrated on Friday, October 15, 2021.

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