Navratri Festival Date with all Detail Year 2016-2017

The nine-day festival of Navratri in Hindu religion is dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. The most important Navratri in a year is the Sharadiya Navratra which begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashvin or Ashwayuja (September-October) as per traditional Hindu calendar.

Apart from the Navratri in September – October, there are three other Navratris in a year. The most important among the three is the Chaitra Navratri or the Navaratri in March-April. This is also known as Vasant Navratri or Ram Navaratri.

The other two Navratris are Magh Navratri (January – February) and Ashad Navratri (June – July). These two Navratris are also known as Gupt Navratri and is mainly observed only in certain regions of North India. Thus there are four important Navratris in a year in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar.


Navratri Festival in Year 2016 with Day and Date


Navratri Day 1 : October 1, 2016 : Ghatsthapana - Navratri Begins
Navratri Day 1 : October 2, 2016 : Chandra Darshan (Tithi is repeated)
Navratri Day 2 : October 3, 2016 :  Sindoor Tritiya
Navratri Day 3 :  October 4, 2016 :  Varad Vinayak Chaturthi 
Navratri Day 4 :  October 5, 2016 :  Upang Lalita Vrat - Lalitha Panchami
Navratri Day 5 :  October 6, 2016 :  Saraswati Awahan
Navratri Day 6 :  October 7, 2016 :  Saraswathi Puja (western parts of India)
Navratri Day 7 :  October 8, 2016 :  Saraswathi Balidan - Maha Lakshmi Puja (western parts of India)
Navratri Day 8 :  October 9, 2016 :  Mahashtami - Annapoorna Parikrama – Saraswati Visarjan - Mahanavami fasting
Navratri Day 9 – October 10, 2016 - Mahanavami



Chaitra and Vasant Navratri Date Year 2017


Ghatsthapana :  Navratri Day 1 :  March 28, 2017
Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya :  March 29, 2017
Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya :  March 30, 2017
Varadvinayak Chaturthi :  March 31, 2017
Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan : April 1, 2017
Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti :  April 2, 2017
Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami : April 3, 2017
Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami :  April 4, 2017
Chaitra Navratri ends : Ram Navratri Day 9 :  April 5, 2017. 
The day is also observed as Ram Navami


Magh Navratri or Gupt Navratra (January – February)

 

Magh Navratri begins on January 28, 2017 and ends on February 5, 2017 (Read more about Magh Navratri here)

Ashad Navratri or Gupt Navratri (June-July)

 

Ashad Navratri begins on July 5, 2016 and ends on July 13, 2016


Navrati 2017 (September/ October) dates 

 

September 21 to September 29, 2017
Another important Navratri is the Shakambari Navratri observed in Poush month which is exclusively dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Mata.

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