Dedicated to Shakti or the feminine power (Goddess Durga), Navaratri or Navratri is one of the most auspicious festivals in the Hindu calendar.
Navratri meaning nine nights are celebrated twice a year – once right after the Spring season (Chaitra) and the other just ahead of Autumn (Sharad).
Chaitra Navaratri falls during the months of March-April in the Gregorian calendar. This year, Chaitra Navaratri began on March 18 and will culminate with Rama Navami on March 25.
Check out the Chaitra Navratri 2018 schedule given by drikpanchang here:
March 18 – Pratipada – Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshan and Shailputri Puja
March 19 – Dwitiya – Sindhara Dooj and Brahmacharini Puja
March 20 – Tritiya – Gauri Teej, Saubhagya Teej and Chandraghanta Puja
March 21 – Chaturthi – Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Lakshmi Panchami and Kushmanda Puja
March 22 – Panchami – Naag Puja, Skanda Sashti and Skandamata Puja
March 23 – Shashti – Yamuna Chhath and Katyayani Puja
March 24 – Saptami – Maha…