“Unveiling the Ultimate Navratri 2023 Celebration Guide! You Won’t Believe What Each Day Has in Store 🔮🌟”

"Unveiling the Ultimate Navratri 2023 Celebration Guide! You Won't Believe What Each Day Has in Store 🔮🌟"

“The auspicious occasion of Navratri and Durga Puja, culminating in the festive celebration of Dusshera, is upon us. October 2023 is set to bring numerous Hindu festivals, which will be observed by devotees across the nation, albeit with unique customs and traditions. While Navratri spans nine days and concludes with Dusshera on the tenth day, the final four days, particularly in regions like West Bengal, are dedicated to the exuberant festivities of Durga Puja. This grand festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. According to the Drik Panchang, Navratri commences on October 15, while Pitru Paksha continues until October 14.

Navratri 2023: Day-wise Schedule

Day 1: October 15 – Pratipada Observing Ghatasthapana and performing Shailputri Puja

Day 2: October 16 – Dwitiya Marked by Chandra Darshana and the worship of Brahmacharini

Day 3: October 17 – Tritiya Observing Sindoor Tritiya and conducting Chandraghanta Puja

Day 4: October 18 – Chaturthi Honoring Kushmanda Puja and celebrating Vinayaka Chaturthi

Day 5: October 19 – Panchami Engaging in Upang Lalita Vrat and performing Skandamata Puja

Day 6: October 20 – Shashthi Performing Saraswati Avahan and celebrating Katyayani Puja

Day 7: October 21 – Saptami Devotees participate in Saraswati Puja and engage in Kalaratri Puja

Day 8: October 22 – Ashtami Celebrating Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, and observing Sandhi Puja

Day 9: October 23 – Navami Marking Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, and performing Navami Homa

Day 10: October 24 – Dashami/Dusshera Concluding Navratri with Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, and Vijayadashami celebrations

Significance of Shardiya Navratri 2023 Shardiya Navratri falls during the lunar month of Ashwin in the Sharad Ritu. It is celebrated with great fervor across the nation. Devotees in North India observe fasts for nine days. In various parts of the country, particularly in West Bengal and other eastern states, the last four days of Navratri are dedicated to the elaborate celebration of Durga Puja. On the tenth day, Dusshera is commemorated, and in Bengal, it’s known as Vijaya Dashami when devotees bid farewell to Ma Durga through Durga Visarjan. Over the nine days, nine avatars of Devi Durga are venerated, each representing a unique aspect of Goddess Durga’s character. Specific prasad is offered to Navdurga each day to seek her blessings.

Navratri 2023: Nine Colors for Each Day Each day of Navratri is associated with a specific color, determined by the weekday and its connection to one of the planets or Navgrahas, as outlined by Drik Panchang. Here are the colors assigned to each day of Navratri 2023:

Day 1: Orange (October 15)

Day 2: White (October 16)

Day 3: Red (October 17)

Day 4: Royal Blue (October 18)

Day 5: Yellow (October 19)

Day 6: Green (October 20)

Day 7: Grey (October 21)

Day 8: Purple (October 22)

Day 9: Peacock Green (October 23)”

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