On 18 January 2018 Gupt Navratri begins (Magha Navratri). Gupt Navratri ends on 26 January 2018. It is observed in the Shukla Paksha during Magha maas or Magh month. Magh Navratri is called as Gupt Navratri.
This festival is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and each form of the Goddess is worshipped on each day. In some places Navadurga forms and in some other places Nava Devi forms are worshipped.
Magh Navratri is mainly observed in North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Another Gupt Navratri celebrated to worship nine forms of Durga is Ashad Navratri.
Another least known Navratri festival is Paushya Navratri observed in Paush month. The famous and most celebrated Navratri festivals are observed during Chaitra month (Vasant Navratri) and Ashwin month (Sharad Durga Navaratri).
Festivals during Magh Navratri 2018
Chandra Darshan – 18 January 2018
Ganesh Jayanti – 21 January 2018
Vasant Panchami – 22 January 2018
Varuna Shashti – 23 January 2018
Ratha Saptami – 24 January 2018
Bhishmashtami – 25 January 2018
Bhishma Navami, Nandini Devi Puja – 26 January 2018