Why do we celebrate Chaitra Navratri?
Chaitra Navratri marks the onset of Vikram Sambat that is Hindu New Year and also beginning of the spring season according to the Hindu lunar calendar.
It is a nine day festival which is devoted to nine forms of Goddess Durga- Ambika, Bhairavi, Chandi, Gauri, Jagatmata, Kali, Navratri, Parvati and Uma. It is a Hindu festival of dance and worship.
It is celebrated in the month of Chaitra usually in late March or early April.
During nine days people sing devotional prayers, go to temples and keep fasts. People keep the images of goddess Durga at their home for worship. People finish Navratri on the eighth and ninth day by inviting young girls to their home and offering them delicious items to eat.Category: April, Hinduism, India, March