Navratri 2022 in India Like every time, this time too will be celebrated with great pomp and gaiety by the devotees of the Hindu religion. The first day of Chaitra Navratri is also celebrated as the beginning of the Hindu New Year, that is, the new year begins from this day according to the Hindu calendar.
Navratri is one of the most important festivals of Hindus celebrated all over the world. It is also one of the most ancient festivals dating back to time immemorial. The word Navratri is derived from two Sanskrit words – ‘Nava’ meaning nine and ‘Ratri’ meaning night. This time Chaitra Navratri Vrat is starting Saturday on 2nd April 2022 and will end on Monday, 11th April 2022. Ram Navami will be celebrated on 10th April. According to astrology experts, this time Chaitra Navratri will prove to be very special and fruitful because many auspicious yogas are going to be formed during this time.
Navratri 2022 in India Like every time, this time too will be celebrated with great pomp and gaiety by the devotees of the Hindu religion. The first day of Chaitra Navratri is also celebrated as the beginning of the Hindu New Year, that is, the new year begins from this day according to the Hindu calendar. In Chaitra Navratri 2022, nine divine forms of Maa Durga are worshiped as Navdurga. In these days, people worship Goddess Durga with rituals because it is believed that these nine days are the most auspicious and powerful for the worship of the mother. The Kalash is established on the first day of Navratri 2022. Considering the little girls as the form of Goddess, they are worshiped and their blessings are obtained.
Combination of planets being formed
According to the experts of Vedic astrology, this year the combination of planets formed in Chaitra Navratri 2022 is being said to be very auspicious and beneficial, so the devotees who follow the nine divine forms of Mother i.e. Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta in these nine days. Worship Maa Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri, they will get auspicious results during this time.
The legend associated with Navratri tells about the great battle between the mighty demon Mahishasura and Goddess Durga. Mahishasura was blessed with immortality by Lord Brahma under the condition that only a woman can defeat the mighty Mahishasura. Armed with the blessings of immortality and self-confidence, Mahishasura attacked the Triloka – earth, heaven and hell. Since only a woman could defeat him, not even the gods stood a chance against him. The worried gods prayed to Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva to help them defeat their worst enemy.
Seeing the helpless gods, Lord Vishnu decided to make a woman defeat Mahishasura because as per the boon of Lord Brahma, only a woman can defeat the demon. Now, Lord Shiva, also known as the God of Destruction, is the most powerful deity. So everyone reached out to him for help. Then Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma put all their powers together in the woman created by Lord Vishnu to destroy Mahishasura. It is believed that Goddess Durga is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, who is the consort of Lord Shiva. Shakti – another incarnation of Goddess Parvati – is the goddess of power running through the universe.
After three mighty gods- Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva) created Goddess Durga, they fought Mahishasura for 15 days. It was a battle that shook the Triloka-earth, heaven and hell. During the fight, the clever Mahishasura kept changing his form to confuse his rival Goddess Durga. Ultimately, when the demon took the form of a buffalo, Goddess Durga pierced his chest with her ‘Trishul’ (a barbed weapon), killing him instantly.
Hence, on each day of Navratri different incarnations of Goddess Durga are worshipped. On the first-day people worship Goddess Shailputri while on the second day Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped. On the third-day people pay homage to Goddess Chandraghanta; Goddess Kushmanda is worshiped on the fourth day; Goddess Skandmata is worshiped on the fifth day; Goddess Katyayani is worshiped on the sixth day; Goddess Kalratri is worshiped on the seventh day; Goddess Mahagauri is worshiped on the eighth day and on the last and last day people worship Goddess Siddhidatri.
The Navratri festival, which celebrates the defeat of Mahishasura by Goddess Durga, marks the victory of good over evil. In some parts of India, people observe fast during Navratri. Worship on the last day and break the fast.