Navratri 2014 - 2015 Dates - Navaratri Calendar 2014


The nine-day festival of Navratri, or Navaratri, in Hindu religion dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Navratri 2014 - 2015 dates are from September 25 to October 3, 2014. Chaitra Navratri 2015 is from March 21 to March 28. The most important Navratri in a year is the Sharadiya Navratra which begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashvin or Ashwayuja (September-October) as per traditional Hindu calendar.

Apart from the Navratri in September – October, there are three other Navratris in a year. The most important among the three is the Chaitra Navratri or the Navaratri in March-April. This is also known as Vasant Navratri or Ram Navaratri.

The other two Navratris are Magh Navratri (January – February) and Ashad Navratri (June – July). These two Navratris are also known as Gupt Navratri and is mainly observed only in certain regions of North India.
Thus there are four important Navratris in a year in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar.

Navratri in 2014 September - October dates

Navratri Day 1 – September 25, 2014 – Ghatsthapana
Navratri Day 2 – September 26, 2014 – Chandra Darshan
Navratri Day 3 – September 27, 2014 – Sindoor Tritiya
Navratri Day 4 – September 28, 2014 – Varad Vinayak Chaturthi 
Navratri Day 5 – September 29, 2014 – Upang Lalita Vrat - Lalitha Panchami
Navratri Day 6 – September 30, 2014 – 
Navratri Day 7 – October 1, 2014 – Saraswati Awahan- Maha Lakshmi Puja
Navratri Day 8 – October 2, 2014 – Saraswathi Puja ends – Mahashtami - Annapoorna Parikrama
Navratri Day 9 – October 3, 2014 – Saraswati Visarjan - Mahanavami
October 3, 2014 - The tenth day is celebrated as Dasara or Vijaya Dashami in some regions in North and Western Parts of India.
October 4, 2014 - Vidyarambham in Kerala. It is also marked as Vijayadasami in South India Calendars

Note - Navratri day 9 and 10 are marked on same date in many calendars.

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.

Vasant or Chaitra Navratri March - April 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. The day is also observed as Ram Navami

Magh Navratri or Gupt Navratra (January – February)
Magh Navratri begins on January 21, 2015 and ends on January 28, 2015.

Ashad Navratri or Gupt Navaratri (June – July)
Ashad Navratri begins on June 28, 2014 and ends on July 6, 2014

Another important Navratri is the Shakambari Navratri observed in Poush month which is exclusively dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Mata.

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