Chaitra Navratri festival's 

Date, Time, History, Significance, Importance and all you need to know

Navratri is an important festival for Hindus and it is celebrated in grand style. There are four Navratris in the Hindu calendar. There are two Gupta Navratris in addition to Chaitra and Sharadiya Navratri. Chaitra Navratri is celebrated in March or April, whereas Maha Navratri is celebrated in September or October.

The Chaitra Navratri 2023 will begin on Wednesday, March 22, 2023; the following nine days, till March 31, 2023, holds immense religious significance in Hinduism.  

The Ashtami of the Chaitra Navratri, which is considered to be the most important day of ritual, falls on the 9th day of the Navratri which is on March 30. 

Chaitra Navratri 2023 Date & Time 

Chaitra Navratri starts Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Chaitra Navratri ends Friday, March 31, 2023 Ghatasthapana Muhurta is on March 22, 06:29 AM to 07:42 AM Pratipada Tithi begins 10:52 PM on March 21, 2023 Pratipada Tithi ends 08:20 PM on March 22, 2023 

Chaitra Navratri 2023 Tithi 

Navratri Day 1 is dedicated to Maa Shailputri Puja which is on Wednesday, 22 March 2023 Navratri Day 2 is dedicated to Maa Brahmacharini Puja which is on Thursday, 23 March 2023 Navratri Day 3 is dedicated to Maa Chandraghanta Puja which is on Friday, 24 March 2023

Chaitra Navratri 2023 Tithi 

Navratri Day 4 is dedicated to Maa Kushmanda Puja which is on Saturday, 25 March 2023 Navratri Day 5 is dedicated to Maa Skandamata Puja which is on Sunday, 26 March 2023 Navratri Day 6 is dedicated to Maa Katyayani Puja which is on Monday, 27 March 2023 

Nine avatars of Goddess Durga are Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri.

Chaitra Navratri 2023 Tithi 

Navratri Day 7 is dedicated to Maa Kalaratri Puja which is on Tuesday, 28 March 2023 Navratri Day 8 is dedicated to Maa Maha Gauri Puja which is on Wednesday, 29 March 2023 Navratri Day 9 is dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri Puja which is on Thursday, 30 March 2023 

Chaitra Navratri 2023 Tithi 

Navratri Day 10 is dedicated to Navratri Parana which is on Friday, 31 March 2023 

Chaitra Navratri 2023 history 

The Chaitra Navratri ends with Ram Navami which is the birthday of Hindu god Vishnu's seventh avatar, Ram. Lord Ram was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya. 

Chaitra is the first month of the year as per Hindu calendar. This is also the month of spring. The first day of Chaitra is celebrated as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. 

Chaitra Navratri 2023 significance 

Since this Navratri is associated with the birth of Lord Ram, all the places linked to Lord Ram's birth, exile, and other aspects of life are decorated and people come to these places to worship the god. 

The prominent places where Chaitra Navratri is mostly celebrated are Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Bhadrachalam in Telangana and Sitamarhi in Bihar.