Chaitra Navratri 2024: Find Out The Auspicious Date, Timing and Rituals

April 10, 2024

Yet another important Hindu festival is around the corner. Yes, we are talking about Navratri, the grand celebration of 9 Days. Chaitra Navratri 2024 is about devoting to Goddess Durga by performing Pooja and observing fast during these nine days of festivities. The long nine days are dedicated to nine avatars of Maa Durga. The devotees of Goddess Durga celebrate this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. Let’s explore below in this blog to get insights about its significance, time, date and most important rituals. If you want more details to get the most out of Chaitra Navratri 2024, visit our DivineTalk Astrology App now!

Chaitra Navratri starts with the festival of Gudi Padwa, which is celebrated in Maharashtra. As the name suggests, the festival is celebrated for nine days, and each day represents a different form of Maa Durga. It is a saying that Maa Durga comes from heaven to reside with her devotees during these days, Which is the most beneficial phase. The first day of Chaitra Navratri falls on April 9 this year.

Days associated with 9 Divine energies:

Day 1 (9 April 2024 Tuesday)- Mata Shailputri, Ghatasthapana

Day 2 (10 April 2024 Wednesday)- Mata Brahmacharini, Sindhara Dooj

Day 3 (11 April 2024, Thursday)- Mata Chandraghanta, Gauri Puja

Day 4 (12 April 2024, Friday)- Mata Kushmanda, Lakshmi Panchami

Day 5 (13 April 2024, Saturday)- Skandamata, Naah Puja

Day 6 (14 April 2024, Sunday)- Katyayani Mata

Day 7 (15 April 2024, Monday)- Mata Kalratri, maha saptami

Day 8 (16 April 2024, Tuesday)- Mata Mahagauri, Sandhi Puja

Day 9 (17 April 2024, Wednesday)- Mata Siddhidatri

Chaitra Navratri: Date and Auspicious Muhurat

Ghatasthapana Time marks the beginning of the auspicious nine days. The first day involves worshipping Goddess Shailputri.

  • Kalash sthapana muhurat: 06:02 AM to 10:16 AM on April 9, 24.


  • Abhijit muhurat: 11:57 AM to 12:48 PM on April 9, 24.


  • Ashtami- Maha Ashtmi falls on 16 April 2024 during this Chaitra Navratri. On this day, devotees worship Goddess Mahagauri.


  • Morning Muhurat: 09:08 AM to 01:58 PM


  • Evening Muhurat: 08:11 PM to 09:34 PM


  • Navami- Mahanavami falls on 17 April, 2024. On this ninth day, Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped. The fast is concluded on this day at the end of Navami Tithi.


  • Morning Muhurat: 05:53 AM to 09:07 AM


  • Evening Muhurat: 08:11 PM to 10:57 PM

Significance of Chaitra Navratri:

There are four seasonal Navratri: Sharda Navratri, Chaitra Navratri, Magha Navratri, and Ashadha Gupta Navratri. Chaitra and Sharada Navratri are the most popular. The nine nights of Navratri are celebrated across different parts of India. According to the Hindu calendar, it marks the beginning of a new year. During the festival, devotees worship the Goddess Durga, a symbol of righteousness, power, and prosperity. Goddess Durga symbolises ‘Shakti’, the supreme power that will protect her devotees from evil eyes.

How is this 9-day festival celebrated?

People across India have their way of celebrating this festival. However, it is by observing fasting and performing poojas; people recite mantras and do special pooja to honour Goddess Durga. Below are some things that one should keep in mind:


  • One should clean the house properly before the celebration starts.


  • During fasting, one should consume only ‘satvik’ food, such as kuttu ka atta, sabudana khichdi, and fruits.


  • The devotees dedicate the nine days to Goddess Durga by chanting mantras with complete devotion.


  • One can donate during this auspicious time, like donating food, clothes and money to people in need. Making donations can please Goddess Durga.


  • Do aarti and kirtan and visit temples during this time.


  • The vital highlight of this festival is ‘Kanya Pujan’, which could take place on Ashtami or Navami. People worship young girls with proper rituals, like offering food, Dakshina and other gifts.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is Chaitra Navratri?

A: Chaitra Navratri, a nine-day Hindu festival, begins on the first day of the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar. These nine days honours the nine incarnations of Goddess Shakti.

Q: What are the rituals of Chaitra Navratri?

A: Devotees observe fasts, recite mantras at home or in temples, perform traditional dances like garba and Dandiya, decorate their houses and temples with colourful decorations, and perform Mahaarti to please the Goddess.

Q: Is Navratri an auspicious time?

A: Navratri is very auspicious, not just from a religious point of view but also from a worldly point of view. Navratri is also a very auspicious time for a new beginning, like starting a new business and making a necessary purchase.

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