Navratri 2020: Day 1 of Sharad Navratri begins, this is why it’s important

New Delhi: The goddess has arrived and the festivity will proceed for nine-long days. The auspicious event of Sharadiya Navratri or Sharad Navratri has begun. This yr it commences from October 17 and can final until 25, with Vijayadashami falling on 25/26 (as timings range). 

Largely there are 5 identified forms of Navratri falling in a yr, out of which Sharad Navratri or Shardiya Navratri is probably the most important one.

Devi is worshipped throughout these 9 days throughout the nation, and it’s this time when persons are dressed of their vibrant greatest. Navratri begins on the pratipada or first day of the lunar month of Ashwin. The dates of Navratri range annually relying upon the Hindu Lunar calendar.

On Day 1 of Navratri, goddess Shailputri is worshipped. Throughout these 9 days of festivity, completely different avatars of goddess Durga spring to mind and prayed to.

Sharad Navratri is taken into account to be crucial one and can also be known as Maha Navratri. As a result of it’s celebrated throughout the Sharad interval i.e. starting of wintertime so it’s known as Sharad or Shardiya Navratri additionally. This type of Navratri takes place throughout Sharad Ritu.

The practise of worshipping the mom goddess and the legend behind it varies from place-to-place as a result of India is a various land and so is our tradition.

The pageant of Navratri marks the victory of fine over evil and holds a fantastic worth amongst devotees. Navratri and Durga Puja is extensively celebrated within the nation and there are lots of legends related to the pageant.

Durga Puja and Sharad Navratri or Sharadiya Navratri coincide and are extensively celebrated not simply within the nation however overseas by Indian diaspora as properly. 

Often, Durga Puja begins six days after Mahalaya however this yr it’s completely different resulting from mala maas – lunar month having two moons. This yr, Mahalaya, which is the start of the Devi Paksha and finish of the Pitru Paksha passed off on September 17 and Durga Puja begins from October 22. 

Here is wishing all our readers a really glad Navratri and Durga Puja!


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