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Navratri 2015 - 2016 Dates

One of the greatest festival Navratri is a nine-day festival. This festival is dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Navratri begins on 13th October and ends on 22nd October in the year of 2015. As per the Hindu calendar, Chaitra Navratri 2016 is from 8th April to 15th April. 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. You can share this dates and calendars with everyone you care about and elevate the festive mood.

Navratri Festival Calendar in 2015

1st Day of Navratri: 13th & 14th October (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Tithi: Pratipada

Ritual: Ghatasthapana and Chandra Darshan

Ghatasthapana Muhurta: 06:26 to 10:17, Duration: 3 Hours 51 Mins

Maha Puja of: Shailputri (Daughter of Mountain)

Offerings to the Goddess: Ghee

Navratri color of the day: Red & Royal Blue

2nd Day of Navratri: 15th October (Thursday)

Tithi: Dwitiya

Maha Puja of: Brahmacharini

Offerings to the Goddess: Sugar

Navratri color of the day: Yellow

3rd Day of Navratri: 16th October (Friday)

Tithi: Tritiya

Ritual: Sindoor Tritiya

Maha Puja of: Chandraghanta

Offerings to the Goddess: Milk

Navratri color of the day: Green

4th Day of Navratri: 17th October (Saturday)

Tithi: Chaturthi

Ritual: Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Upang Lalita Vrat

Maha Puja of: Kushmanda

Offerings to the Goddess: Malpua

Navratri color of the day: Grey

5th Day of Navratri: 18th October (Sunday)

Tithi: Panchami

Ritual: Saraswati Awahan

Maha Puja of: Skandamata

Offerings to the Goddess: Bananas

Navratri color of the day: Orange

6th Day of Navratri: 19th (Monday)

Tithi: Shashthi

Ritual: Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Pradhan Puja Timing: 15:37 to 17:54, Duration: 2 Hours 17 Mins

Maha Puja of: Katyayani

Offerings to the Goddess: Honey

Navratri color of the day: White

7th Day of Navratri: 20th October (Tuesday)

Tithi: Saptami

Ritual:

Maha Puja of: Kaalratri

Offerings to the Goddess: Jaggery Dishes

Navratri color of the day: Pink

8th Day of Navratri: 21st October (Wednesday)

Tithi: Ashtami

Ritual: Annapoorna Parikrama, Saraswati Visarjan, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

Ashtami Tithi: 14:23 (20th Oct.) to 13:29 (21st Oct.)

Sandhi Puja Muhurta: 13:05 to 13:53, Duration: 48 mins

Maha Puja of: Mahagauri

Offerings to the Goddess: Coconut

Navratri color of the day: Sky Blue

9th Day of Navratri: 22nd October (Thursday)

Tithi: Navami

Ritual: Navratri Parana

Navratri Parana Time: After 11:58, Dashami Tithi: 11:58 (22nd Oct.) to 09:51 (23rd Oct.)

Maha Puja of: Siddhidaatri

Offerings to the Goddess: Grains

Navratri color of the day: Purple

10 Day of Navratri: 23rd October (Friday)

Tithi: Dashami

Ritual: Durga Visarjan

Durga Visarjan Time: 06:30 to 08:46, Duration: 2 Hours 16 Mins

Happy Navratri

Vidyarambham in Kerala is on October 23, 2015

In South India, Goddess Durga is worshipped during the first three days. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the next three days Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped during the last three days.

Vasant or Chaitra Navratri March - April 2016 dates

  • Ghatsthapana – Navratri Day 1 – April 8, 2016
  • Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya - April 9, 2016
  • Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya - April 9, 2016
  • Varadvinayak Chaturthi - April 10, 2016
  • Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan - April 11, 2016
  • Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti - April 12, 2016
  • Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami - April 13, 2016
  • Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami - April 14, 2016
  • Chaitra Navratri ends – Ram Navratri Day 9 – April 15, 2016. The day is also observed as Ram Navami
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