Chaitra Navratri 2018: Date, Puja vidhi, and Shubh Muhurat
New Delhi : Talk about festivals and you’ll find each one hold its specific significance. Like most Hindu festivals, Chaitra Navratri, also carries importance in the life of devotees. This year, the festival will start from 18th March and will conclude on 26th March.
The Nine-day Chaitra Navratri or Ram Navami has certain holy rules and rituals to follow. Pilgrims celebrate the first day as the incarnation of Shailaputri.The second day is considered as Brahmacharini while the third day is known as Chandraghanta, fourth day is known as Kushmaanda, fifth day is known as Skandmaata, six day known as Kaatyaayeenee, seven day known as Kaalraatree, eight day known as Mahagauri and last ninth day known as Sidhidaatree.
Chaitra Navratri is more popular in northern India. In Maharashtra Chaitra Navratri begins with Gudi Padwa and in Andhra Pradesh it begins with Ugadi.
During Chaitra Navratri, devotees consider eating sattvik food (pure vegetarian no onion, no garlic food). Some holy spots become a busy with make-shift food stalls where one may find Navratri food preparations like ‘Kuttu Ki Puri’, ‘Singhade Ka Halwa’, ‘Sabudana Vada’ and so on.
If you are a foodie and want to tasty Navratri special food, then find out some time to find those popular place and make a trip, for sure.