Navratri 2011 Dates - Navaratri Calendar in 2011



The nine-day festival of Navratri, or Navaratri, in Hindu religion dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Navratri 2011 dates are from September 28 to October 5, 2011. Sharadiya Navratri begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashvin or Ashwayuja (September-October) as per traditional Hindu calendar. Navratri is also dedicated to the worship of Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi.

Apart from the Navratri in September – October, the next most important Navratri is the Chaitra Navratri or the Navaratri in March-April. This is also known as Vasant Navratri or Ram Navaratri. This is from April 4, 2011 to April 12, 2011

Here are the dates of Navratri in 2011
Ghatsthapana – Navratri Day 1 – September 28, 2011 - Chandra Darshan
Navratri Day 2 – September 29, 2011 
Navratri Day 3 – September 29, 2011 - Sindoor Tritiya
Navratri Day 4 – September 30, 2011 - Varad Vinayak Chaturthi
Navratri Day 5 – October 1, 2011 - Lalitha Panchami
Navratri Day 6 – October 2, 2011 - Saraswati Awahan in some regions
Navratri Day 7 – October 3, 2011 – Saraswathi Avahan - Maha Lakshmi Puja - Maha Saptami
Navratri Day 8 – October 4, 2011 – Saraswathi Puja – Mahashtami - Annapoorna Parikrama
Navratri Day 9 – October 5, 2011 – Saraswathi Puja ends – Mahanavami

The tenth day is celebrated as Dasara or Vijaya Dashami - Saraswathi Balidan

South India
In South India, Goddess Durga is worshipped during the first three days.
Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the next three days
Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped during the last three days.

Update - Why there are only 8 days during Navratri in 2011?