Information 2022 - Guide To Nine-Day Festival Of Goddess Durga In September - October 2022 - Importance Of Sharad Navratri
Sharad Navratri (September - October) is the nine-day Hindu festival dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga and her numerous forms in Hindu religion. Sharad Navratri 2022 dates are from September 26 to October 4, 2022 in India as per Hindu Calendar. The festival is of great importance as it is the most significant festival dedicated to Mother Goddess in Hinduism.
The nine-day festival of Navratri in Hinduism celebrates the victory of good over evil - Dharma overcomes Adharma with the blessing of Goddess Durga.
The nine-day festival begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashwin or Ashwayuja (September-October) as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar.
2022 Navratri Calendar
Day 1 – September 26 – Ghatasthapana – Chandra Darshan – Shailputri Puja
Day 2 – September 27 – Brahmacharini Devi Puja
Day 3 – September 28 – Sindoor Tritiya – Chitrangada Devi Puja
Day 4 – September 29– Upang Lalita Vrat – Lalitha Panchami – Kushmanda Devi Puja
Day 5 – September 30 – Skanda Mata Puja
Day 6 – October 1 – Katyayani Devi Puja
Day 7 – October 2 – Kalaratri Devi Puja
Day 8 – October 3 – Mahashtami – Mahagauri Devi Puja
Day 9 – October 4 – Maha Navami
Significance of Navratri
Mother Goddess Shakti who appears in various forms to save and protect her children are worshipped on the nine days. There is no end to her forms. Whenever her children are in difficulty she takes a form to annihilate the evil and protect her children like a caring mother. She is the all providing mother who nourishes and feeds her children. Life on earth exists due to her blessing.
Symbolically the first three days of Navratri are an opportunity to overcome inertia (Tamas), the next three days are dedicated to overcoming passion (Rajas) and the next three days are for keeping the mind eternally focused on purity (Sattva).
The nine days are an opportunity to reboot. Make positive changes to life with blessings of Maa Durga.