Varahi Navratri, also known as Ashada Navaratri, is a nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Varahi Devi, one of the Saptamatrikas (seven divine mothers). In 2019, Varahi Navratri begins on 3 July and ends on 10 July.
Varahi Devi is also one of the manifestations of Maa Shakti.
This festival is celebrated in Ashad month hence it is also known as Ashad Navratri. Varahi Devi is not much popular among the Hindu devotees since the festival is popular as Guhya Navratri or Gupt Navratri in many places.
Varahi Navratri is celebrated with lot of fervor in Varahi Temple in Chaurasi of Orissa and MahaVarahi Temple in Ulsoor, Bangalore. Goddess Varahi Devi appears with the face of a boar and worshipped as Tantric Goddess. Varahi Nigrahastakam and Varahi Anugrahastakam are the popular prayers dedicated to Goddess Varahi Devi.
Auspicious Days in Varahi Navratri 2019
3 July 2019 – Mahakavi Kalidas Diwas
4 July 2019 – Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra in Puri, Manorath Dwitiya Vrat
5 July 2019 – Puri Gundicha Mahotsav, Sri Vallabhacharya Punyatithi
6 July 2019 – Vinayak Chaturthi
7 July 2019 – Kumar Shashti, Kasumba Shashti, Hera Panchami, Dwarkadhish Patotsav
8 July 2019 – Vivaswat Saptami, Surya Pujan, Sai Teuram Jayanti
9 July 2019 – Durgashtami
10 July 2019 – Bhadli Navami, Mela Sharif Bhawani – Kashmir, Matru Suraksha Diwas
Varaha Navaratri in Previous Years
In 2018, Varahi Navratri begins on 14 July and ends on 21 July.
In 2017, Varahi Navratri begins on June 24 and ends on July 2.
In 2016, Varahi Navratri begins on July 5 and ends on July 13.
In 2015, Varahi Navratri begins on July 17 and ends on July 25.
In 2014, Varahi Navratri begins on June 28 and ends on July 6. In 2013, Varahi Navratri begins on July 9 and ends on July 17.