Navratri 2017 Schedule:
Vasanta Navratri (Chaitra Navaratri) is celebrated from March 28, 2017 (Tuesday) to April 5, 2017 (Wednesday). Sri Ram Navami is on April 5th, 2017.
Shravan Navaratri is celebrated from September 21 (Thursday) to September 29, 2017 (Friday). Ayudha Puja is on Sept 29th. Vijayadasami is on Sept 30th
Shravan Navratri - Important Dates:
Maha Shasti - Sep 26, 2017 (Tuesday);
Maha Saptami - September 27, 2017 (Wednesday);
Maha Ashtami (Durgashtami) - September 28 (Thursday);
Maha Navami - Ayudha Puja (Navratri Last Day) - Sept 29, 2017 (Friday)
Vijaya Dasami - September 30, 2017 (Saturday)
Navratri in Temple :
Special Shata Chandi Homam, Abhishekam, Alankaram, Suvasini puja, Kanya puja, Laksharchanai and Aarti will be held in temples.
Veda Parayanam, Lalitha Sahasranamam, Sri Devi Mahatmayam, Sri Devi Bhagavatam, Abhirami Andhathi and other hymns of goddess will be chanted, sung and read with great devotion.
Sringeri Sri Sharada Ambal Alankaram:
Goddess Sharada will bless devotees in various alankaram during Navaratri viz., 1) Jagatprasutika Alankaram (Mother of Universe), 2) Hamsavahini, 3) Vrishabavahini, 4) Mayuravahini, 5) Garudavahini, 6) Kamadhenuvahini, 7) Gajavahini, 8) Mohini alankaram, 9) Simhavahini, 10) Ashvavahini, 11) Veena Saraswathi alankaram, 12) Raja Rajeshwari Alankaram, 13) Indrani, 14) Shakambari Alankaram (done with fruits and vegetables to Goddess Sharadamba)
Golu in South India:
Dolls of god, goddess, and various themes will be arranged beautifully in the pooja room of South Indian houses and Temples. This is called Bommai (doll) Kolu or Golu.
Kalasam will be kept, Rangoli will be drawn in front of the Golu and Puja will be done on all days of Navratri.
Relatives, friends, small girls and married women in the neighborhood will be invited to see the golu. Prasad, gifts and kumkums will be given to those who come to see the Golu.
During Navratri - Sundal, Appam, Poori, Puttu, Sooji, Pongal, Halwa will be offered to Goddess. Sundal is prepared soaking the pulses in water, then cooking and roasting the pulses. List of pulses include - Kondakadalai (Channa), karamani, pasiparuppu, kadalai paruppu, groundnut, beans sundal etc
Navarathri literally means nine nights. Goddess Mother in various forms like Sri Durga, Sri Lakshmi, Sri Saraswathi will be worshipped with great devotion during Navaratri
Next Year Navratri:
In 2018, Navratri is from October 9 (Tuesday) to October 18, 2018 (Thursday);
Maha Shasti - Oct 14, 2018 (Sunday);
Maha Saptami - Oct 15th 2018 (Monday);
Maha Ashtami - October 17, 2018 (Wednesday);
Maha Navami - Oct 18th 2018 (Thursday)
Vijayadasami - Oct 19, 2018 (Friday)
In 2019, Navratri is from September 29 (Sunday) to October 7, 2019 (Monday);
Maha Shasti - Oct 4, 2019 (Friday);
Maha Saptami - October 5, 2019 (Saturday);
Maha Ashtami - Oct 6th, 2019 (Sunday);
Maha Navami - Oct 7th, 2019 (Monday)
Vijayadasami - October 8, 2019 (Tuesday)
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