It’s time to celebrate one of the most anticipated Hindu holidays, Chaitra Navratri, also known as Vasant Navratri. It is a nine-day festival dedicated to the adoration of Maa Durga’s nine incarnations. During these days, devotees fast and worship the goddess Durga, which begins on the first day of the Hindu Luni-Solar calendar and falls in the months of March or April. According to the Hindu calendar, Chaitra is the first month of the year. The last day of the celebrations is known as Ram Navami, and it commemorates Lord Rama’s birth on Earth. Furthermore, most rituals performed at Shardiya Navratri, which occur in September or October, are also performed during Chaitra Navratri.

Also Read | Ugadi 2022: History and significance of this day

Dates and times for Chaitra Navratri 2022:

According to Drik Panchang, the nine-day Chaitra Navratri celebration will begin on April 2, 2022, and will last until April 11, 2022. The Ashtami, one of the most important days of the festival, will take place on April 9. Furthermore, Ghatasthapana is a prominent rite during Navratri. It marks the start of a nine-day celebration.

Day 1: April 2 Pratipada

Day 2: April 3 Dwitiya

Day 3: April 4 Tritiya

Day 4: April 5 Chaturthi

Day 5: April 6 Panchami

Day 6: April 7 Shasthi

Also Read | Gudi Padwa 2022: Delicious recipes to try this new year

Day 7: April 8 Saptami

Day 8: April 9 Annapurna Ashtami -Sandhi Puja

Day 9: April 10 Rama Navami

Mahurat Time (Kalash Sthapna) – April 2, 6:22 am to 8:29 am.

Ghatasthapana Muhurat – 6:10 am to 08:31 am

Pratipada Tithi Begins – 11:53 am on April 1, 2022

Pratipada Tithi Ends – 11:58 am on April 2, 2022

Meanwhile, the Ram Navami muhurat will begin on April 10 at 1:32 am and will finish on April 11 at 3:15 am.

Also Read | April Fools’ Day 2022: Fun jokes and messages to share with your loved ones

History And Importance Of Chaitra Navratri 2022:

The Chaitra Navratri celebration is dedicated to worshipping the nine avatars of Goddess Durga. Each day of this festival has a particular meaning and is dedicated to one of Maa Durga’s nine forms. Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri are some of them.

Many people identify this festival with the birth of Lord Ram, the seventh incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu and the son of Ayodhya’s king Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya. On this day, places linked with Lord Ram’s birth and life are adorned, and people flock to these locations to adore him.

Also Read | April Fools’ Day 2022: 5 pranks to pull on friends and family

Chaitra Navratri Celebrations in 2022:

During the auspicious festival of Chaitra Navratri, temples and religious sites are decked for devotees to come and give their prayers. During these nine days, individuals also refrain from drinking alcohol, eating non-vegetarian foods, and ingesting onion and garlic. Many individuals also practise Hindu astrological rites and pujas.