Festival Calendar Worship Maa Durga on This Auspicious Chaitra Navratri 2024

Worship Maa Durga on This Auspicious Chaitra Navratri 2024

Worship Maa Durga on This Auspicious Chaitra Navratri 2024

Chaitra Navratri 2024 will begin on Tuesday, April 9. In many places, it is also celebrated as the Hindu New Year. People worship nine forms of Goddess Durga during this Navratri for peace, prosperity, and wealth.

Out of four Navratris that are celebrated throughout the year, Chaitra Navratri and Sharadiya Navratri hold a special place among the devotees. Ghatasthapana on the first day of this Chaitra Navratri is one of the most important rituals of the festival. But before we move on to the rituals, let’s get to the Chaitra Navratri 2024 dates to worship Maa Durga. In fact, you can worship Maa Durga in the most authentic way with an Online Durga Saptasati Puja, performed by our experts.

Chaitra Navratri 2024 Dates

In 2024, Chaitra Navratri will begin on April 9, 2024. It is also the day of Ghatasthapana, the ritual to invite the Goddess to your house in an earthen pot (kalash). Navratri translates to ‘nine nights’, therefore it will conclude on April 17, 2024. Many people believe in fasting during Chaitra Navratri, and the day after that would be the day to break the fast, called Parana.

Chaitra Navratri Day 1: April 9, 2024, Tuesday

  • Ghatasthapana Muhurat: 06:26 AM to 07:48 AM (Duration – 01 Hour 22 Min)
  • Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat: 12:19 PM to 01:08 PM

Day 2: April 10, 2024, Wednesday

Day 3: April 11, 2024, Thursday

Day 4: April 12, 2024, Friday

Day 5: April 13, 2024, Saturday

Day 6: April 14, 2024, Sunday

Day 7: April 15, 2024, Monday

Day 8: April 16, 2024, Tuesday

Day 9: April 17, 2024, Wednesday

Chaitra Navratri Parana: April 17, 2024, Wednesday

  • Chaitra Navratri Parana Time – after 06:13 AM

For more understanding of the auspicious days and timings, check out our accurate Hindu Panchang.

Ghatasthapana: Beginning of Chaitra Navratri

As mentioned above, Ghatasthapana holds a very important place in the festival of Chaitra Navratri 2024. Ghatasthapana translates to the establishment of an earthen pot. For that, on the day of Pratipada Tithi of Shukla Paksha (Day 1 of Chaitra Navratri), after taking a bath in the morning, a resolution (sankalp) is taken.

After taking the resolution, barley is sown in the earthen pot and this is then placed. The idol of Kuldevi (a clan/family’s deity) is installed on top of the pot and Durga Saptashati is recited, worshipping the Goddess. An akhand lamp may also be lit. With this Ghatasthapana, the Navratri begins!

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Worshipping the Nine forms of Goddess Durga

Maa Shailputri: Maa Shailputri, an incarnation of Maa Durga, is worshipped on Navratri Day 1. She fulfills the materialistic desires and brings completeness to one’s life.

Maa Brahmacharini: Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on the 2nd day of Navratri. She blesses her devotees with emotional strength and confidence. She can also motivate you to take the righteous path in your life.

Maa Chandraghanta: On the 3rd day of Navratri, Goddess Chandraghanta is worshipped. She symbolises respect, fame, and glory. She is also believed to take one to spiritual enlightenment.

Maa Kushmanda: Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the 4th day. She is believed to have created the world from nothing. She blesses the devotees with health and wealth.

Maa Skandamata: The 5th avatar of Maa Durga, Goddess Skandamata is mother of Lord Kartikeya. Worshipping her is believed to bring immense joy and abundance to the devotee.

Maa Katyayani: Maa Katyayani is worshipped on the 6th day of the Navratri. She is believed to lead the devotees to Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha.

Maa Kaalratri: The 7th day of this auspicious festival belongs to Maa Kaalratri. Worshipping her can eliminate all your fears and fill you with the courage to face all the problems of your life.

Maa Mahagauri: Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the 8th day of Navratri. She is believed to end all the sufferings of her devotees and fulfill all their wishes.

Maa Siddhidatri: As the name suggests, Maa Siddhidatri is the giver of all the Siddhis. The last day of the Navratri belongs to her. She represents wealth and prosperity, too.

Get the blessings of all these forms of Maa Durga this Navratri, by performing an authentic Durga Saptasati Puja.