Chaitra Navratri 2015 - Chait Navratras in 2015

Chaitra Navratri, also known as Chait Navratras, as the name indicates is observed during the Chaitra month (March – April) in a traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Chaitra Navaratri 2015 begins on March 21 and ends on March 28. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and three of her most popular forms– Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati – are worshipped during the period. It begins on the first day of the Chaitra month and ends with Ram Navami.

Chaitra Navratri is known by different names like Ram Navaratri, Vasant Navratri, Basant Navrathri and some people also refer it as Spring Navaratras.

Chaitra Navratri 2015 dates
Ghatsthapana – Navratri Day 1 – March 21, 2015
Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya - March 22, 2015
Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya - March 22, 2015
Varadvinayak Chaturthi - March 23 , 2015
Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan - March 24, 2015
Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti - March 25, 2015
Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami - March 26, 2015
Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami - March 27, 2015
Chaitra Navratri ends – Ram Navratri Day 9 – March 28, 2015 (read more about Chaitra Navratri). The day is observed as Ram Navami.

Chaitra Navratri is observed when Mother Nature undergoes an important climate change. It also marks the beginning of the summer season. There is a popular belief that the fasting during Chaitra Navrati is to prepare the body for the ensuing summer season.

Chaitra Navratri is more famous in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and in other parts of North India. Some of the most important temple fairs in the Shakti Temples in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand take place during this period.