Chaitra Navratri 2022: Importance and significance, Navratri is a Hindu event that occurs twice a year. Chaitra Navratri takes place in the month of April, and this year it will take place from April 2 to April 11, 2022. Because it occurs during the spring season, it is also known as Vasant Navratri.
It is a prominent Hindu event that is observed with much delight and zeal. It is a nine-day celebration dedicated to the adoration of Goddess Durga in her nine manifestations. Fasting and puja are practised by Hindu devotees all over India for nine days. The nine-day event commemorates good triumphing over evil.
Every year, Hindus in India commemorate the four seasons of Navratri. Although only two of them are assigned utmost importance, Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri. Gupt Navratri refers to the other two Navratris.
Chaitra Navratri 2022 falls in March or April according to the Gregorian Calendar.
Chaitra Navratri 2022 is observed during the Shukla Paksha or Full Moon phase in the month of Chaitra, according to the Hindu calendar. This event is well-known in Northern India, and it is known as Navreh in Kashmir. Gudi Padwa is the first day of the Hindu New Year in Maharashtra, and Ugadi is the first day of the festival in Andhra Pradesh.
This year, Chaitra Navratri 2022 begins on April 2 with Maa Shailputri puja, and ends on April 11 with Navratri Parana. These nine nights begin on the first day of Hindu lunar calendar, celebrated in the month of Chaitra.
April 2, 2022: Day 1 — Maa Shailputri Puja
April 3, 2022: Day 2 — Maa Brahmacharini Puja
April 4, 2022: Day 3 — Maa Chandraghanta Puja
April 5, 2022: Day 4 — Maa Kushmanda Puja
April 6, 2022: Day 5 — Maa Skandamata Puja
April 7, 2022: Day 6 — Maa Katyayani Puja
April 8, 2022: Day 7 — Maa Kalaratri Puja
April 9, 2022: Day 8 — Maa MahaGauri Puja
April 10, 2022: Day 9 — Maa Siddhidatri Puja, Ram Navami
April 11, 2022: Day 10 — Navratri Parana
Devotees believe that Chaitra Navratri symbolises the victory of good over evil. It represents the victory of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasura. On this day, people do kalash sthapana puja. They fast for nine days, seeking the Goddess’ blessings and eat sabudana vada, sabudana khichadi, singhare ka halwa, kuttu ki puri, singhare ke pakore, etc.