Navratri 2015 Festival Dates
Navratri in 2015 September – October dates
Navratri Day 2 – October 14, 2015 – Chandra Darshan (Tithi is repeated)
Note – Navratri day 2 tithi is repeated on Oct 14 and 15 in north, east and south India
Note – in all regions Mahanavai fasting is held on October 21.
Navratri day 9 and 10 are marked on same date in all calendars.
Vasant or Chaitra Navratri March – April 2016 dates
Varadvinayak Chaturthi – April 10, 2016
Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan – April 11, 2016
Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami – April 13, 2016
Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami – April 14, 2016
Chaitra Navratri ends – Ram Navratri Day 9 – April 15, 2016. The day is also observed as Ram Navami
Important Dates for Navratri 2015
Navratri begins on the 13th of October in 2015. The important dates, the pujas to be performed and the colors to be worn on specific days are as given below.
|1st & 2nd Day of Navratri : 13th & 14th October, 2015 (Tuesday & Wednesday)|
|Tithi – Pratipada|
|Ritual – Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan|
|Goddess Worshipped – Shailaputri (Daughter of Mountain)|
|Offerings to the Goddess – Ghee|
|Color to be Worn on the Day – Red & Royal Blue|
|Shailaputri Maha Puja|
|3rd Day of Navratri : 15th October, 2015 (Thursday)||4th Day of Navratri : 16th October, 2015 (Friday)|
|Tithi – Dwitiya||Tithi – Tritiya|
|Ritual –||Ritual – Sindoor Tritiya|
|Goddess Worshipped – Brahmacharini||Goddess Worshipped – Chandraghanta|
|Offerings to the Goddess – Sugar||Offerings to the Goddess – Milk|
|Color to be Worn on the Day – Yellow||Color to be Worn on the Day – Green|
|Brahmacharini Maha Puja||Chandraghanta Maha Puja|
|5th Day of Navratri : 17th October, 2015 (Saturday)||6th Day of Navratri : 18th October, 2015 (Sunday)|
|Tithi – Chaturthi||Tithi – Panchami|
|Ritual – Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Upang Lalita Vrat||Ritual – Saraswati Awahan|
|Goddess Worshipped – Kushmanda||Goddess Worshipped – Skandamata|
|Offerings to the Goddess – Malpua||Offerings to the Goddess – Bananas|
|Color to be Worn on the Day – Grey||Color to be Worn on the Day – Orange|
|Kushmanda Maha Puja||Skandamata Maha Puja|
|7th Day of Navratri : 19th October, 2015 (Monday)||8th Day of Navratri : 20th October, 2015 (Tuesday)|
|Tithi – Shashthi||Tithi – Saptami|
|Ritual –||Ritual –|
|Goddess Worshipped – Katyayani||Goddess Worshipped – Kaalratri|
|Offerings to the Goddess – Honey||Offerings to the Goddess – Jaggery Dishes|
|Color to be Worn on the Day – White||Color to be Worn on the Day – Pink|
|Katyayini Maha Puja||Kaalratri Maha Puja|
|9th Day of Navratri : 21st October, 2015 (Wednesday)||10th Day of Navratri : 22nd October, 2015 (Thursday)|
|Tithi – Ashtami||Tithi – Navami|
|Ritual – Annapoorna Parikrama, Saraswati Visarjan||Ritual – Navratri Parana|
|Goddess Worshipped – Mahagauri||Goddess Worshipped – Siddhidaatri|
|Offerings to the Goddess – Coconut||Offerings to the Goddess – Grains|
|Color to be Worn on the Day – Sky Blue||Color to be Worn on the Day – Purple|
|Mahagauri Maha Puja||Siddhidatri Maha Puja|
- The date for Visarjan (or immersion of the deity idol) is on the 22nd of October although some regions also perform Visarjan on the 23rd.
- In Kerala the 23rd of October is observed as “Vidyarambham”.
- In many calendars the 9th and the 10th day are marked on the same day.
- The Mahanavai fasting is held on the October 21st in all regions.
- In South India Goddess Durga is worshipped during the first three days, Maha Lakshmi is worshipped for the next three days and Saraswati Devi is worshipped on the last three days.
Navratri 2015 Festival Dates
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