Chaitra Navratri, also known as Basant or Vasant Navratri, is the nine days festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Shakti. This year chaitra navratri 2017 will begin on 31st march and ends on 8th april. These are the main Navratras along with the Ashwin Navratas and are observed in the month of Chaitra (April).
Chaitra Navratri and Ram Navami
Chaitra Navratri starts from the first day of Shukla Paksh in the month of Chaitra and end on the ninth day on Ram Navami. Since Lord Rama was born on the ninth day in the month of Chaitra, hence these Navratras are also known as Ram Navratras. This year Chitra or Ram Navami will fall on 8th April 2017. This day holds dual significance – being the last day of navratri and Lord ram’s birth anniversary i.e. Ram navami.
Chaitra Navratri as beginning of Hindu new year
Chaitra Navratri also marks the beginning of Hindu New year on “Vikram Samvat”. As Vikram Samvat begins on Chaitra shukla pratipada. Moreover festivals like Gudi padwa and Ugadi are also celebrated on this day. This year it will begin vikram samvat 2071, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa and Chaitra Navratri all will be celebrated on 31st march 2017. Such a pious and festive day it is! People will visit temples, greet each other and pray for a healthy, wealthy and prosperous life. Above seeking blessing from religious place on this day holds a lot more significance. Now you can also make a auspicious start and stay blessed. Onlineprasad bring a special offer exclusively for this day. Get prasad from four powerful temple – Sri siddhivinayak ganesha, Vaishno devi Maa, Tirupati Balaji and Shirdi sai baba. So why waiting click here and book your prasad offering now!
Not only festivals but Chaitra Navratri also marks the change in climatic condition. It is taken as an indication for Indian summer season. As Mother Earth goes through a significant climatic changes, these navratras are also known as Basant or Spring Navratri. Basant means Spring. It is said that Chaitra Navratri fasts are done to prepare oneself for the season of summer.
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