Chaitra Navratri 2020 | Chait Navratras 2020 dates

Durga Ashtami Puja

Durga Ashtami Puja

Chaitra Navratri, Chait Navratras, is the nine-day festival observed in Chaitra month. Navratri 2018 dates during Chaitra month in March 2020 are – from March 25 to April 2. Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month.

The first of Chaitra month is celebrated as Ugadi or Yugadi. This is the Hindu New Year day as per the calendars of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Chaitra Navratri is very popular festive season in North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, etc.

Durgashtami or Durga Ashtami in Navratri is the most auspicious day for Durga puja. Durga Ashtami 2020 date in this Navratri is April 1.

As per the legends mentioned in the Puranas and other Hindu scriptures, Chaitra Navratri is the actual Navratri during which Goddess Durga was worshipped. But during the time of Ramayan war, Lord Sri Ram worshipped Durga at the time of Ashwin month. Since then, Ashwin Navratri or Durga Navratri has become the main festive season to worship the Goddess. Here is the Durga Navratri 2019 dates. Read this article for Durga Puja 2019 dates in Bengal.

Chaitra Navratri is also called as Vasant Navratri or Basant Navratri. This festival marks the beginning of Vasant ruthu (spring season). It is also called as Sri Rama Navratras. Sri Ram Navratri ends on Ram Navami festival.

Chaitra Navratri 2020 Schedule

25 March 2020 – Chaitra Navaratri begins, Ghatasthapana (Kalasha Sthapana), Pratipada Navratri, Chandra Darshanam

26 March 2020 – Dwitiya Navratri, Sindhara Dooj

27 March 2020 – Tritiya Navratri, Sindhur Tritiya

28 March 2020 – Chaturthi Navratri, Varad Vinayak Chaturthi

29 March 2020 – Lakshmi Panchami, Nagaradhana, Matsya Jayanti, Panchami Navratri

30 March 2020 – Shashti Navratri

31 March 2020 – Navratri Saptami

1 April 2020 – Bhavani Ashtami, Ashokashtami

2 April 2020 – Navratri Parana, Madhva Sri Ramanavami, Smarta Sriramanavami, Vaishnava Sriramanavami

Chaitra Navratri in Previous Years

Navratri 2018 dates during Chaitra month in March 2019 are – from April 6 to April 14.

In 2018, Chaitra Navratri begins on March 18 and ends on March 26.

In 2017, Chaitra Navratri begins on March 28 and ends on April 5.

In 2016, Chaitra Navratri begins on April 8 and ends on April 15.

In 2015, Chaitra Navratri begins on March 21, ends on March 28, Sri Ramnavami.

In 2014, Chaitra Navratri begins on March 31 and ends on April 8.

In 2013, Chaitra Navratri begins on April 11, ends on April 20, Sri Ramnavami.

Chaitra Navaratri 2012 starts on March 23 and ends on 1 April 2012.

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  1. Manik Patel says:

    When would be Chaitra month 2018 started in Gujarat? Is there any difference with other North Indian calendars? Why Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada people follow the same calendar but not North Indian people?

  2. Hira K. Baju says:

    Chaitra Navratri is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits also. The first day is called Navreh and it is the beginning of the New Year and heralds the onset of the spring season.

  3. Lalita Prasuna says:

    How chaitra navratri is celebrated in all astadasha shaktipeethas. can any one tell briefly about various rituals, traditions and cultures followed in 18 famous temples of shakti mata.

  4. merabhavishya says:

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  5. SUDHIR GOEL says:

    We should all worship Goddess DURGA AND GANESHA as both are gods for kalyug

  6. Jyotiranjan says:

    when is navratre going to be in april

  7. Vidita says:

    chaiti durgas first day good for griha pravesh

  8. Inganam says:

    last year navratra date from March 2018