Navratri 2017 Dates - Navratri Festival Calendar in 2017



The nine-day festival of Navratri in Hindu religion is dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Navratri 2017 dates are from September 21 to September 29, 2017. Chaitra Navratri 2017 is from March 28 to April 5 as per Hindu calendar. 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 2017 September - October dates

Navratri Day 1 – September 21, 2017 – Ghatsthapana - Navratri Begins – Chandra Darshan
Navratri Day 2 – September 22, 2017 – Sindoor Tritiya
Navratri Day 3 – September 23, 2017 – Varad Vinayak Chaturthi 
Navratri Day 4 – September 24, 2017 – Upang Lalita Vrat - Lalitha Panchami
Navratri Day 5 – September 25, 2017 – 
Navratri Day 6 – September 26, 2017 – 
Navratri Day 7 – September 27, 2017 - Saraswati Awahan - Maha Lakshmi Puja (western parts of India)
Navratri Day 8 – September 28, 2017 – Mahashtami - Annapoorna Parikrama – Saraswathi Puja (western parts of India)
Navratri Day 9 – September 29, 2017 - Mahanavami  Mahanavami fasting Saraswati Visarjan  or Saraswathi Balidan

The tenth day is celebrated as Dasara or Vijaya Dashami. (September 30, 2017)

Vidyarambham in Kerala is on September 30, 2017

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 2017 dates

Ghatsthapana – Navratri Day 1 – March 28, 2017
Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya - March 29, 2017
Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya - March 30, 2017
Varadvinayak Chaturthi - March 31, 2017
Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan - April 1, 2017
Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti - April 2, 2017
Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami - April 3, 2017
Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami - April 4, 2017 The day is also observed as Ram Navami
Chaitra Navratri ends – Ram Navratri Day 9 –  April 5, 2017.

Magh Navratri or Gupt Navratra (January – February)
Magh Navratri begins on January 28, 2017 and ends on February 5, 2017 (Read more about Magh Navratri here)

Ashad Navratri or Gupt Navaratri (June – July)
Ashad Navratri begins on June 24, 2017 and ends on July 2, 2017

Navrati 2018 (September/ October) dates - October 10 to October 18, 2018