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 2023, Magh Navratri begins on January 22 and ends on January 30.
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 2023
22 January 2023 – Kalasha Sthapana, Shailaputri Navdurga Puja
23 January 2023 , Brahmacharini Navdurga Puja, Chandra Darshan, Sri Vasavi Atmarpana
24 January 2023 – Chandraghanta Navdurga Puja, Til Chaturthi, Kunda Chaturthi, Shanta Chaturthi
25 January 2023 – Kushmanda Navdurga Puja, Ganesh Jayanti, Varad Chaturthi, Vinayak Chaturthi
26 January 2023 – Skandamata Navdurga Puja, Sri Panchami, Basant Panchami Saraswati Puja
27 January 2023 – Katyayani Navdurga Puja, Varuna Shashti, Sheetala Shashti
28 January 2023 – Kalratri Puja, Ratha Saptami Surya Bhagwan Puja, Bhishmashtami, Chandrabhaga Saptami, Narmada Jayanti, Vidhan Saptami, Achala Saptami, Arogya Saptami
29 January 2023 – Mahagauri Navdurga Puja, Madhva Navami
30 January 2023 – Siddhidhatri Navdurga Puja, Navratri Paarana