Navratri 2022 is the extremely fortunate nine-day-long Hindu festival. The first day of Sharad Navratri in 2022 falls on Monday, September 26, 2022, and is devoted to Maa Shailputri.
In the course of Navratri, we pray to 9 forms of Goddess Durga. There are 5 Navratris in the Hindu calendars, and they are as mentioned- Chaitra, Aashad, Ashwin, Pausha, and Magh. Navratri falls in Pausha, Magh, and Aashaadha and is called Gupta Navratris.
Various forms of Goddess Durga- Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Maa Chandra ghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandamata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kalaratri, Maa MahaGauri, Maa Siddhidatri are adored in the course of Sharad Navratri 2022.
When is Shardiya Navratri 2022?
|Festival||Sharad Navratri 2022|
|First day of Sharad Navratri 2022||Monday, September 26, 2022|
|Sharad Navratri 2022 Date||September 26 to October 5, 2022|
|Other Navratri in a year||Chaitra Navratri, Gupt Navratri|
|Dedicated||9 forms of Maa Durga|
|Vrat Paran||October 5, 2022|
Shardiya Navratri 2022 Date (When is Shardiya Navratri 2022?):
This calendar year, Sharad Navratri is beginning on the 26th of September 2022 whereas Vijaya Dashami falls on the 5th of October 2022. The full Navratri schedule is given in the table shown below.
|Day 1||Maa Shailputri Puja, reduction||26th September 2022|
|Day 2||Maa Brahmacharini Puja, Dwitiya, Chandra Darshan||27th September 2022|
|Day 3||Maa Chandraghanta Puja, Tritiya||28th September 2022|
|Day 4||Maa Kushmanda Puja, Day 4 after the full moon or after the new moon||29th September 2022|
|Day 5||Maa Skandamata Puja, Panchami||30th September 2022|
|Day 6||Maa Katyayani Puja, Shashti||1st October 2022|
|Day 7||Maa Kalaratri Puja, Saptami||2nd October 2022|
|Day 8||Maa MahaGauri Puja, Maha Ashtami||3rd October 2022|
|Day 9||Maa Siddhidatri Puja, Maha Navami||4th October 2022|
|Day 10||Vijaya Dashami, Dussehra, Durga Puja Visarjan||5th October 2022|
Navratri Colours 2022:
Navratri is a 9-day-long Hindu festival where we pray to Goddess Durga and her 9 embodiments. Every day in the Navratri is related to unique color and it has huge religious importance. Let’s look at the 9 various colors you must wear on 9 days of the upcoming Sharad Navratri 2022.
|Navratri Day 1||Yellow|
|Navratri Day 2||Green|
|Navratri Day 3||Grey|
|Navratri Day 4||Orange|
|Navratri Day 5||White|
|Navratri Day 6||Red|
|Navratri Day 7||Royal Blue|
|Navratri Day 8||Red|
|Navratri Day 9||Pink|
9 Avatars of Goddess Durga we worship on Shardiya Navratri 2022:
|Navratri Day 1||Mata Shailputri||The festival of Sharad Navratri begins with adoring Mata Shailputri. She is the daughter of Mountains. We must wear yellow color on this day which indicates brightness and happiness.|
|Navratri Day 2||Mata Brahmacharini||The next day, we pray to Mata Brahmacharini. This unmarried form of Maa Parvati was born at the home of Daksha Prajapati.|
|Navratri Day 3||Mata Chandraghanta||Mata Chandraghanta is the third form of Goddess Durga we worship on the third day of Navratri. This form of Maa Durga is also known as Chandika, Chandrakhanda, or Rannchandi. The third eye of Mata Chandraghanta is always open which means she is always prepared to fight against demons.|
|Navratri Day 4||Mata Khushmanda||We worship Mata Khushmanda (smiling goddess) on the fourth day of Sharad Navratri. She is the fourth form of Goddess Durga. It is believed that Maa Khushmanda created the universe with her radiant smile.|
|Navratri Day 5||Maa Skandamata||Maa Skandamata is the fifth form of goddess Durga we worship on the 5th day of Sharad Navratri. This form of goddess Durga protects her devotees like a mother protects her child.|
|Navratri Day 6||Mata Katyayani||We worship Mata Katyayani on the sixth day of Sharad Navratri. She is the slayer of the tyrannical demon Mahishasura. This day is associated with the color red as fearlessness and beauty both are associated with red color.|
|Navratri Day 7||Maa Kalaratri||Maa Kalaratri is worshipped on the seventh day of Sharad Navratri. This form of Goddess Durga is believed as her fiercest form who destroys darkness and evil.|
|Navratri Day 8||MahaGauri||Day 8 of Sharad Navratri is dedicated to MahaGauri who is the 8th form of goddess Durga. We should wear red clothes on this day. It is believed that Goddess Mahagauri can fulfill all wishes of her devotees.|
|Navratri Day 9||Mata Siddhidatri||On the last day of Navratri, we worship the 9th form of goddess Durga Mata Siddhidatri. Worshipping to Mata Siddhidatri brings fortune and luck to our life.|
Foods allowed during Navratri Vrat:
If you are watching Navratri fast, then you should be interested in knowing which food you can eat for the duration of the Vrat. Here is the list of foods that are allowed during Navratri Vrat.
- Flours and Grains– Kuttu ka atta, Singhare ka atta, Sama ke chawal ka atta, Rajgira ka atta, Paniphal flour, Barnyard millet
- Spices and herbs- Cumin, Ginger, Hari Mirch, Dry pomegranate seeds, Sendha namak, Black pepper powder, Ajwain, Lemons, Amchur powder
- Vegetables– Sweet potato, potato, Pumpkin, Arbi, unripe papaya, Tomatoes
- Other- Makhana, Sabu dana, nuts, and dry fruits, fruits, milk, sugar, honey, tea, coconut milk.
Shardiya Navratri 2022 Significances:
Out of 5 Navratri, Chaitra, and Sharad Navratri is known and celebrated globally. We pray to nine forms of goddess Durga on Sharad Navratri to get a blessing from Goddess Shakti.
- Many forms of Maa shakti are adored on 9 days of Sharad Navratri. There are some colors connected with each day of Navratri.
- Sharad Navratri is also known as Maha Navratri and is celebrated at the start of winter hence it is also called Shardiya Navratri.
- Sharad Navratri is followed through the lunar month of Ashvin, and it also indicates the end of the monsoon.
- We celebrate the victory of maa shakti against the demon Mahishasura during Sharad Navratri 2022.
- This festival is faithful to 9 forms of maa Durga only.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question 1: When is Navratri 2022?
Answer: Navratri will start on September 26, 2022, and end on October 5, 2022
Question 2: When does Navratri begin in October?
Answer: This year Sharad Navratri is starting on September 26, 2022.
Question 3: Are Goddess Gauri and Goddess Parvati the same?
Answer: Goddess Gauri is one of the many names of Goddess Parvati.