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Festival Diary: Chaitra Navaratri 2016 and dates to follow

Festival Diary: Chaitra Navaratri 2016 and dates to follow

Chaitra Navaratri is a nine day long festivity, which is limited to eight days this year. This is the first festival according to Hindu calendar as Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar.

Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Vasanta Navaratri. 9th day is considered as birthday of Lord Ram and is commonly known as Ramanavami. This year, the dates for Chaitra Navaratri are as follows:

Day 1: Pratipada. April 8, 2016 (Friday) – Chandra Darshan and Shailputri Pooja

Pratipada

Pratipada

Day 2: Dwitiya. April 9, 2016 (Saturday) – Sindhara Dooj, Gauri Teej and Chandraghanta Pooja

Dwitiya

Dwitiya

Dwitiya

Dwitiya

Day 3: Chaturthi. April 10, 2016 (Sunday) – Kushmanda Pooja

Chaturthi

Chaturthi

Day 4: Panchami. April 11, 2016 (Monday) – Naag Pooja, Laxmi Panchami and Skandmaata Pooja

Panchami

Panchami

Day 5: Shashthi. April 12, 2016 (Tuesday) – Yamuna Chhath and Katyayni Pooja

Shashthi

Shashthi

Day 6: Saptami. April 13, 2016 (Wednesday) – Maha Saptami and Kalaratri Pooja

Saptami

Saptami

Day 7: Ashtami. April 14, 2016 (Thursday) – Durga Ashtami, Annapurna Ashtami and Mahagauri Pooja

Ashtami

Ashtami

Day 8: Navami. April 15, 2016 (Friday) – Ram Navami

Navami

Navami

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