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Chaitra Navratri 2020: A Nine- Day Festival that Marks the Significance of Goddess Durga
Chaitra Navratri : A Nine- Day Festival that Marks the Significance of Goddess Durga
By: BITT Polytechnic
Chaitra Navratri or Vasant Navratri is a festival celebrated in the Hindu religion every year during the spring season. This festival marks the "victory of virtue over evil" and is similar to 'Sharad Navratri' which comprises of nine days namely –
Pratipada – Day 1
• Dwitiya – Day 2
• Tritiya – Day 3
• Chaturthi – Day 4
• Panchami – Day 5
• Shasthi – Day 6
• Saptami – Day 7
• Ashtami – Day 8
• Navami – Day 9
Day 10 ( Dashami) marks the end of this Chaitra Navratri.
Significance of Chaitra Navratri
Chaitra means 'spring' and Navratri means 'nine nights' and Chaitra Navratri is an auspicious festival that marks the beginning of the new year in the Hindu calendar
According to Hindu mythology, this festival is celebrated to pay tribute to the Supreme Goddess of Shakti: the eternal and powerful female energy' Maa Durga'.
It is celebrated during the Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra (spring) month.
This festival commonly falls between the gregorian calendar and usually in March- April. Therefore, this year Chaitra Navratri which precedes the festival Diwali will fall from 25th March to the 3rd of April.
During these days, people of the Hindu Religion especially from Northern India keep a fast and worship each day to seek blessings from the Goddess Durga.
Goddess Durga is the myriad of all forms of the great mother. Hence, BITT Polytechnic College in Ranchi (https://bittpolytechnic.com/