Navratri 2014 dates, Navratri 2014 calendar, Navratri 2014 Schedule. Ashwin Navratri, Chaitra Navratri dates in 2014. Vasant Navratri, Sharad Navratri in 2014.
Navratri is a 9-night festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Celebrated througout India, with many other names, Navratri marks the beginning of Ashwin Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars.
In 2014, Navratri Durga Puja begins on 25th September and ends on 4 October with Vijaya Dashami. Ghatasthapana (Kalasha Sthapana) marks the beginning of Navratri and Vrat Udwasan (Durga Visarjan) is the end of Navratri Vrat.
Navratri 2014 dates…
25 September 2014: Ghatsthapana (Kalasha Sthapana), First day of Navratri (Navratri Pratipada)
26 September 2014: Navratri Dwitiya, Sindhara Dooj, Preeti Dwitiya, Second day of Navratri
27 September 2014: Navratri Tritiya, Sindhura Tritiya, Third day of Navratri
28 September 2014: Navratri Chaturthi (4th day of Navratri)
29 September 2014: Lalitha Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrata, Navratri Panchami (5th day of Navratri)
30 September 2014: Durga Sashti
1 October 2014: Durga Saptami
2 October 2014: Durga Ashtami, Kanya Puja (Kumari Puja)
3 October 2014: Mahanavami, Ayudha Puja
4 October 2014: Vijaya Dashami (Dasara, Dussehra), Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja
Durga Navaratra puja is observed with great enthusiasm in Gujarat. Dandia and Garbha dances are performed during Navratri season in Gujarati cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Gandhi Nagar and Surat.
In Bengal, Durga Navratri is observed as Durga Puja which mainly starts on Durga Saptami. Shandhi Puja, Shidhor Khela, Kanya Pooja and Mahanavami puja are the main rituals during Navratri for Bengali people.
In North India, on Vijaya Dashami, Ramleela is observed. Ravanasur Vadha, Kumbhakarna Vadha and Meghanath Vadha are the main events in Ramleela. Vijaya Dashami is also called as Aparajita Dashami and on this day Aparajita puja and Shami Puja are performed.
In Andhra Pradesh, Durga Navratri is observed with utmost devotion in Vijayawada Kanakadurga (Durga Malleshwara swamy) temple. One more important thing during Navaratri in Andhra Pradesh is – Tirumala Tirupati Sri Venkateshwara Brahmotsavam (Annual brahmotsavalu) coincides with Durga Navaratri.
In some places, Goddess Shakti is worshipped in the forms of Durga, Bhadrakali, Jagadamba, Annapurna, Sarvamangala, Bhairavi , Chandika, Lalita, and Bhavani during Navratri Puja.
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