Chaitra Navratri, Durga Puja Festival

Chaitra Navratri in Year 2014 :

Chaitra Navratri in 2014 is on 31 March and will continue for 8 days until Friday, the 10 April. Chaitra Navratri is also

Navratri Mata

Maa Amba

known as Vasanta Navratri. Chaitra Navratri is nine days festival, which starts on the first day of Hindu calendar. It is celebrated in the months of March or April. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu calendar. Vasanta Navratri is also known as Rama Navratri. All nine days of Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti.

This Chaitra Navratri is more popular in India. Navratri is a Hindu festival of worship and dance.  These festivals of nine nights in Hinduism are referred to Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. It is also known as Spring Navratri or Basant Navratri. As this Navratri relates with Ram Navami, it also referred as Ram Navratri.

All nine days the devotees of Devi keep fast. On end of the Navratri, the devotees invite group of nine girls for the lunch as representing Durga. The head of the family washes their feet; provide a meal as halwa, puris, black chana and yogurt with (more…)

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Hindi New Year is called ‘Nav Varsh’. According to hindu calendar, it occurred on the day after Amavasya in the month of Chaitra. It is celebrated in the memory of a triumph victory of the king Vikramaditya over the Sakas. The new year, which is also called Vikram Samvat, is represents that glorious event. According to Vikram Samvat, now it is 2067 year.

Various Names of Hindu New Year:

  • Gudhi Padwa

In Maharashtra, it is celebrated as a ‘Gudhi Padwa’ festival.

  • Cheti Chand

It is celebrated by Sindhi people on the occasion of new year.

  • Chaitra Navratri

Chaitra navratri festival is also begins on this occasion. It is also called Basant Navratri.

  • Chithirai Vishu

In Tamil, the hindu new year festival is celebrated as a Chithirai Vishu.

The excitement of the hindu new year festival is seen in the every parts of India. But mainly the hindu (more…)

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