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 2022, Varahi Navratri begins on June 30 and ends on July 8.
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 2022
30 June 2022 – Chandra Darshan, Mahakavi Kalidas Diwas, Manorath Dwitiya Vrat
1 July 2022 – Jagannath Rathyatra in Puri
2 July 2022 – Tritiya Navratri
3 July 2022 – Vinayak Chaturthi | Bhauma Chaturthi
4 July 2022 – Hera Panchami, Dwarkadhish Patotsav, Skanda Panchami
5 July 2022 – Skanda Shashti, Kumara Shashti, Kumar Shashti, Kasumba Shashti
6 July 2022 – Vivaswat Saptami, Surya Pujan, Sai Teuram Jayanti
7 July 2022 – Durgashtami, Parashuram Ashtami in Odisha, Kharchi Puja in Tripura
8 July 2022 – Bhadli Navami, Mela Sharif Bhawani – Kashmir
Varaha Navaratri in Previous Years
In 2021, Varahi Navratri begins on 11 July and ends on 18 July.
In 2020, Varahi Navratri begins on 22 June and ends on 29 June.
In 2019, Varahi Navratri begins on 3 July and ends on 10 July.
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.