Chaitra Navratri is an important Hindu festival celebrated in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. It marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and brings joy and prosperity to many households. This year, Chaitra Navratri 2022 will be celebrated on the 13th of April. Knowing when will Chaitra Navratri start and the method of worship during this festive period, as well as the auspicious time to set up the vase, will help devotees make the most of their celebrations.
What is Chaitra Navratri?
Chaitra Navratri is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated in India. It marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and is celebrated for nine days in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar, which falls in the month of April. During these nine days, devotees worship Goddess Durga and her nine forms.
When Will Chaitra Navratri 2022 Start?
This year, Chaitra Navratri 2022 will be celebrated from the 13th of April to the 22nd of April. The first day of Chaitra Navratri will be observed as Gudi Padwa, which is the traditional new year of Maharashtra.
How to Worship During Chaitra Navratri?
During Chaitra Navratri, devotees worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga, which are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. Each day of Navratri is devoted to one of these nine forms and devotees perform puja with full devotion.
Auspicious Time for Setting Up the Vase
Devotees perform puja during Chaitra Navratri by setting up a vase and decorating it with flowers and diyas. The auspicious time to set up the vase is known as Ghatasthapana. It is usually done during the Pratipada Tithi, which is the first day of Chaitra Navratri.
What are the Benefits of Chaitra Navratri?
Chaitra Navratri is believed to bring joy and prosperity to households. It is also believed to bring good luck and fortune, and to help devotees get rid of their bad karma. It is also believed to bring peace, harmony and spiritual enlightenment.