Chaitra Navratri 2021, Navaratri (Chaitra) Festival 2021 - April 13 to April 21, 2021
Chaitra Navratri, also popular as Chait Navratras, is the nine day festival observed in Chaitra month. Navratri 2021 dates during Chaitra month are from April 13 to April 21, 2021.
Vasant or Chaitra Navratri March 2021 Dates
Ghatsthapana Navratri - Day 1 - 13th April, 2021
Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya - 14th April, 2021
Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya - 15th April, 2021
Varadvinayak Chaturthi - 16th April, 2021
Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan - 17th April, 2021
Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti - 18th April, 2021
Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami - 19th April, 2021
Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami 20th April, 2021
Chaitra Navratri ends Ram Navratri Day 9 - 21st April, 2021. The day is also observed as Ram Navami Festival.
Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami festival, the ninth day of the month. It is also known as Vasant Navratras, Ram Navratri and Spring Navratri or Basant Navratri. Navratri is a festival of worship and devotion. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava Nine and Ratri nights.
As this Navratra ends on Ram Navami day, it also referred as Rama Navratri.
Navratri 2021 dates during Chaitra month in April 2021 are April 13 to April 21, 2021. Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month.
The first day of Chaitra month is celebrated as Ugadi or Yugadi. Durgashtami or Durga Ashtami in Navratri is the most auspicious day for Durga puja. Durga Ashtami 2021 date in this Navratri is April 20, 2021.
This is the Hindu New Year day as per the calendars of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Chaitra Navratri is very popular festive season in North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, etc.
As per the legends mentioned in the Puranas and other Hindu scriptures, Chaitra Navratri is the actual Navratri during which Goddess Durga was worshipped. But during the time of war with Ravana, Lord Sri Ram worshipped Maa Durga at the time of Ashwin month. Since then, Ashwin Navratri or Durga Navratri has become the main festive season to worship the Goddess.
Chaitra Navratri is also called as Vasant Navratri or Basant Navratri. This festival marks the beginning of Vasant rithu (spring season). It is also called as Sri Rama Navratras. Sri Ram Navratri ends on Ram Navami festival.