Navaratri or Durga Puja is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga Mata( Mother Goddess Durga). The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights, The nine-day festival of Navratri in Hindu religion is dedicated to the nine Forms of Goddess Durga .  During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra” (also spelled Dasera). Navaratri is an important major festival and is celebrated all over India and Nepal. Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated twenty days after Dussehra. Though there are in total five types of Navaratri that come in a year, Sharad Navaratri is the most popular one. Navaratri or Durga Puja 2016 will be celebrated from 1st October to 10th October 2016.

Navaratri timings, Durga Puja Dates, Panchang for 9 Days

Navratri Day 1

1-1stOctober 2016(Saturday)

 

Navratri Day 2

Pratipada

Chandra Darshan

Panchang for Chandra Darshan Day

Navratri color of the day –

Orange
2- 2nd October 2016 (Sunday)

 

Navratri Day 3

Dwitiya

Brahmacharini Puja

Panchang for Brahmacharini Puja Day

Navratri color of the day –

White
3
3rd
October 2016
(Monday)

 

Navratri Day 4

Tritiya

Sindoor Tritiya
Chandraghanta Puja

Panchang for Sindoor Tritiya Day

Navratri color of the day –

Red
4
4th
October 2016
(Tuesday)

 

Navratri Day 5

Chaturthi

Kushmanda Puja
Varad Vinayaka Chauth
Upang Lalita Vrat

Panchang for Kushmanda Puja Day

Navratri color of the day –

Royal Blue
5
5th
October 2016
(Wednesday)

 

Navratri Day 6

Panchami

Skandamata Puja

Panchang for Skandamata Puja Day

Navratri color of the day –

Yellow
6
6th
October 2016
(Thursday)

 

Navratri Day 7

Shashthi

Saraswati Awahan
Katyayani Puja

Panchang for Saraswati Awahan Day

Navratri color of the day –

Green
7
7th
October 2016
(Friday)

 

Navratri Day 8

Saptami

Kalaratri Puja

Panchang for Kalaratri Puja Day

Navratri color of the day –

Peacock Green
8
8th
October 2016
(Saturday)

 

Navratri Day 9

Ashtami

Saraswati Puja
Durga Ashtami
Mahagauri Puja
Sandhi Puja

Panchang for Saraswati Puja Day

Navratri color of the day –

Purple
9
9th
October 2016
(Sunday)

 

Navratri Day 10

Navami

Maha Navami
Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa
Panchang for Maha Navami Day
10
10th
October 2016
(Monday)

 

Navratri Day 11

Dashami

Navratri Parana
Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami
Panchang for Navratri Parana Day
11
11th
October 2016
(Tuesday)

Durga Puja(Navaratri Calendar)

 

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

Know Detailed Durga Puja Calendar at Drikpanchang.

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