When is Navratri celebrated?
Navratri or, Sharad Navratri is a major Hindu festival held in honour of the divine feminine. According to the Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated over 9 days during the month of Ashvin. Navratri mostly occurs during September-October and concludes with Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.
Navratri is celebrated differently in different parts of India. While the Bengalis celebrate Durga Puja, the Gujaratis maintain a strictly vegetarian diet and perform Garba, to commemorate the divine spirit of Shakti.
This year, the Navratri dates or Durga Puja calendar are from 17th October 2020 to 25th October 2020.
When is Durga Puja 2020?
Durga Pujas usually commences with Mahalaya. It marks the beginning of the festivities as the third eye of Goddess Durga is carved. However, the year 2020 is an exception as the Pitri Paksha began on 1st September and Mahalaya occurred on…