Magh Navratri or Magha Navaratri is observed in the Shukla Paksha during Magha maas or Magh month. Magh Navratri is called as Gupt Navratri. In 2017, Magh Navratri begins on January 28 and ends on February 5.
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 2017
Chandra Darshan – 28 January 2017 – Kalasha Sthapana, Shailaputri Navdurga Puja
Sri Vasavi Atmarpana – 29 January 2017, Brahmacharini Navdurga Puja
30 January 2017 – Chandraghanta Navdurga Puja
Ganesh Jayanti – 31 January 2017, Kushmanda Navdurga Puja
Vasant Panchami – 1 February 2017, Skandamata Navdurga Puja
Skanda Shashti – 2 February 2017 (Sheetala Shashti), Katyayani Navdurga Puja
Ratha Saptami – 3 February 2017, Kalratri Navdurga Puja
Bhishmashtami – 4 February 2017, Mahagauri Navdurga Puja
Bhishma Navami, Nandini Devi Puja – 5 February 2017, Siddhidhatri Navdurga Puja
6 February 2017 – Navratri Paarana
Magh Navratri in Previous Years
In 2016, Magh Navratri begins on February 9 and ends on February 16.
In 2015, Magh Navratri begins on January 21 and ends on January 28.
In 2014, Magh Navratri begins on January 31 and ends on February 8.
In 2013, Magh Navratri begins on February 11 and ends on February 19, 2013. Magh Navratri 2012 dates are – January 24 to February 1.