Navratri is one of the famous Hindu festivals, which is celebrated twice in a year. Chaitra navratri is celebrated in the month of March or April while Sharad navratri is celebrated in the month of September or October. In the both of the navratris, Sharad navratri is more popular than Chaitra navratri and it is also celebrated widely in all over the world. Navratri is popularly known as the festival of nine nights and is spiritually dedicated to a Goddess Durga.
Sharad Navratri Calendar 2017:
In the year 2017, devotees will welcome Sharad Navratri in the month of September by worshipping nine incarnations of goddess Shakti, who are as follows Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Skandmata, Kushmanda, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri Maa. Devotees worship these nine goddess at home by following all the rituals and customs. Many devotees keep fast for starting day and the eighth/ninth day of navratri while some devotees observe the fast for whole nine days.
Below we have added the Sharad Navratri 2017 calendar schedule –
Navratri Day 1 – Sep 21, 2017 – Ghatsthapana, Shailputri
Navratri Day 2 – Sep 22, 2017 – Brahmacharini Puja
Navratri Day 3 – Sep 23, 2017 – Chandraghanta Puja
Navratri Day 4 – Sep 24, 2017 – Kushmanda Puja
Navratri Day 5 – Sep 25, 2017 – Skandamata Puja
Navratri Day 6 – Sep 26, 2017 – Katyayani Puja
Navratri Day 7 – Sep 27, 2017 – Kalaratri Puja
Navratri Day 8 – Sep 28, 2017 – Durga Mahaashtami, Mahagauri Puja
Navratri Day 9 – Sep 29, 2017 – Maha Navami, Siddhidatri Puja
Navratri Day 10 – Sep 30, 2017 – Durga Visarjan, Dussehra
The people, who worship these nine forms of Shakti till nine days, Devi Maa blessed them with health, wealth and prosperity. Check the Sharad navratri 2017 dates properly and plan your days accordingly.