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Navratri 2023 - Sharad Navratri will begin from October 15 (Sunday) and will continue till October 24 (Tuesday), 2023. Get details on 2023 Sharad Navratri dates and celebrations.

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Navratri 2023

Navratri 2023 - Navratri is celebrated by devotees in honor of Goddess Durga for nine consecutive days in India. Devotees keep rigorous fasts during these 'nine nights' festival and the entire worship center on the 3 avatars of Goddess Shakti - Durga (the warrior Goddess), Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth), and Saraswati (the Goddess of knowledge). Navratri is one of the most popular Hindu festivals as it holds deep significance in the hearts of millions of devotees of Maa Durga. The festival dedicated to Goddess Shakti and is celebrated twice a year - 'Chaitra' or 'Vasant Navratri' (March-April), and 'Sharad Navratri' (September-October). Sharad Navratri or the one falling in Autumn is the most important of all Navratris celebrated worldwide. All Nine forms of Goddess Durga is worhsipped during these Nine divine days. Explore below section to find out Navratri dates in 2023.

Navratri Festival

Navratri 2023 Dates

Navratri is one of the most popular and sacred Hindu festival celebrated all over the world. Celebrations across India may vary depending on rituals and customs; however the spirit of Navratri signifies Triumph of Good over Evil. All Nine forms of Maa Durga are worshipped over a period of Nine days. Rama Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri (March-April) and Sharad Navratri culminates in Durga Puja and Dusshrea. Goddess Durga Nine forms or Avatars are worshipped on each day of Navratri festival. Navratri dates for 2023 are starting from 15 October and ending on 24 October.

Sharad Navratri 2023 Dates

Durga Navratri will be celebrated in Sharad ritu from Sunday, 15 October and ends on Tuesday, 24 October.

Sharad Navratri Day Date Significance of Devi Worship / Puja
Pratipada Sunday 15th October 2023 Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
Dwitiya Monday 16th October 2023 Chandra Darshana, Brahmacharini Puja
Tritiya Tuesday 17th October 2023 Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja
Chaturthi Wednesday 18th October 2023 Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Panchami Thursday 19th October 2023 Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandamata Puja
Shashthi Friday 20th October 2023 Katyayani Puja
Saptami Saturday 21st October 2023 Saraswati Avahan, Kalaratri Puja
Ashtami Sunday 22nd October 2023 Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
Navami Monday 23rd October 2023 Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa
Dashami Tuesday 24th October 2023 Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami

Frequently Asked Questions - Navratri Festival

Q: When is Durga Navratri celebrated?

A: Sharad Navratri also popular as Maha Navratri, falls in lunar month Ashwin during Sharad Ritu.

All Nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on each day of Navratri with a unique color. Devotees wear dresses of the same color on each day of Navratri. Explore 9 different Navratri colors to be followed in Sharad Navratri.

Navratri Celebrations

*Sharad Ritu refers to Autumn season.

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