Sharad Navratri 2020 Date: Navratri Dates, Maa Durga Names and Puja Muhurat |

Navratri is a Hindu festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm across the country. This festival is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the country. There are a total of five Navratras in a Hindu Panchang – Chaitra, Aashad, Ashwin, Paush and Magh. Out of all five, Ashwin Navratris (popularly called Sharada Navaratri) is the most signigicant ones.
Different types of Navratri celebration
In the eastern part of the country, Navratri is also called as Durga Puja, wherein devotees worship 9 forms of Goddess Durga. It is said that Goddess Durga defeated buffalo demon Mahishasura to help restore Dharma. In the northern and western part of the country, the festival is synonymous with “Rama Lila” and Dussehra that celebrates the battle and victory of god Rama over the demon king Ravana. In southern states, the victory of different goddesses, of Rama or Saraswati is celebrated. Overall, the festival of Navratri has a common theme that depicts victory of Good over Evil through regionally famous epic or legend such as the Ramayana or the Devi Mahatmya.
Nine days of Navratri and its significance
The Navratri festival represents a prominent battle that took place between Maa Durga and demon Mahishasura and celebrates the victory of ‘Good over Evil’. The nine days of Navratri are solely dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine Avatars – the Navadurga. Each day of Navratri is associated to an incarnation of the goddess. Check out the Navratri dates and name of Maa Durga
Navratri Dates 2020 and Maa Durga Names

Day 1, Prathama October 17, 2020
Maa Shailputri Puja
Day 2, Dvitiya October 18, 2020
Maa Brahmacharini Puja
Day 3, Tritiya October 19, 2020
Maa Chandraghanta Puja
Day 4, Chaturthi October 20, 2020
Maa Kushmanda Puja
Day 5, Panchami October 21, 2020
Maa Skandamata Puja
Day 6, Shashti October 22, 2020
Maa Katyayani Puja
Day 7, Saptami October 23, 2020
Maa Kalaratri Puja
Day 8, Ashtami October 24, 2020
Maa MahaGauri Puja
Durga Maha Navami Puja
Durga Puja Ashtami
Day 9, Navami October 25, 2020
Maa Siddhidatri Puja
Navratri Parana
Vijay Dashmi
Day 10, Dashami October 26, 2020
Durga Visarjan

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