Navratri is a Hindu festival that lasts nine nights and is observed in autumn throughout the Indian subcontinent. There are four seasonal Navratris in theory. The post-monsoon autumn festival of Sharada or Shardiya Navratri, which is observed in honour of the Divine Feminine Devi, is the most widely observed (Durga). At Shardiya Navratri, Sandhi Puja Muhurta and Ghatasthapana Muhurta are the most commonly observed. Ghatasthapana and Sandhi Puja, which are practices and rituals practised during Shardiya Navratri, are also observed during Chaitra Navratri.
The holy feminine Devi is honoured during the Navratri puja, also known as Vasanta Navratri (Durga). Nine ways of Divine Durga are praised at the festival of Navratri. At the same time, devotees will pray for their families, their communities, and their countries, as well as mother Durga, and herself.
Being the second most common Navratri is Chaitra Navratri, which is named after the Sanskrit word vasanta, which means spring. It falls in the lunar month of Chaitra (March–April, post-winter). In some regions, the festival occurs after the spring season, while in others, it occurs after the harvest. According to the Vikram Samvat calendar, it also marks the first day of the Hindu calendar, making it the Hindu New Year.
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Happy Chaitra Navratri to you all!