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Navratri March 2012

Today, 23 March 2012 Navratri begins. Vasant Navratri (Chaitra Navratri) begins with Kalash Sthapana (Ghatasthapana) on Chaitra Pratipada (1st day of Chaitra month) and ends on Chaitra Navami (Rama Navami). In 2012, Vasant Navratri ends on April 1. These Navratri is also known as Sri Ram Navratri as Lord Sri Rama is also worshipped during these 9 days..

Navdurga (Nine aspects of Goddess Durga/ Shakti/ Bhagavathi) are worshipped on each day of Navratri. Shailaputri Navdurga is worshipped on the first day.

Chaitra Pratipada also marks the Hindu New Year. Ugadi is celebrated as Telugu & Kannada New Year, Gudi Padwa as Marathi New Year, Navreh as Kashmiri New Year & Nav Varsha as other North Indian Hindu New Year.

Chaite Dashain in Nepal is the similar festival of Chaitra Navratri. It is also observed for 9 days.

Navratri Kalasha Sthapana Time 23 March 2012, Ghatasthapana Muhurat

Navratri 2012 dates, Navratri Calendar

Spiritual Significance of Vasant Navratri

Importance of Durga Navratri Puja

Navagraha Shanti puja during Navratri

Navratri stotras, slokas, prayers, chantings & Mantrams

Chaitra Navratri by Kashmiri Pandits

Vasant Navratri in Vindhyachal Vanavasini Devi Temple

Vasanta Navaratri in Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple

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