One of the biggest festivals of Hindu Community is known as “Navratri”. The festival is also known as Akalbodhon (‘ultimate awakening of Durga’) in Assam, Bengal and Odisha. The holy occasion of Mahalaya or the starting of Navratri this has been scheduled from 19th September 2017. The Durga Puja or the Navratri is a 10 day festival where the last five days the- Shashthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navmi and Dashmi are celebrated with much fervor.
Navratra 2017 Dates and Significance
Here are the main dates of the Navratri 2017 that every Hindu is going to celebrate
|Mahalaya 2017||19th September||Tuesday|
|Maha Panchami 2017||25th September||Monday|
|Maha Shashthi 2017||26th September||Tuesday|
|Maha Saptami 2017||27th September||Wednesday|
|Maha Ashtami 2017||28th September||Thursday|
|Maha Navami 2017||29th September||Friday|
|Vijaya Dashmi 2017||30th September||Saturday|
So folks this was the schedule for the Durga Puja Festival and the Navratri Festival 2017, every hindu who believe in these days celebrates these days. There is always a story behind every Indian Festival so what is the story behind this festival, let us tell you.
The Durga Puja Festival is celebrated because it marks the battle of Ma Durga with the Rakshas Mahishasura and her emerging victory. That battle mark the win of good over the bad, although in some states Ma Durga is said to be the power behind the creation of life and all things.
Apart from that the Durga Puja Festival coincides with the Vijayadashmi (Dussehra) which also marks the win of good over bad. As per the Hindu Community it has been believed that on this day, Lord Rama put an end to the Ravan’s life. The 10 headed Ravan was expected to be one of the biggest Pandit and the strong man of his era. But on the auspicious day of Vijayadashmi Rama killed Ravan and spread the love and joy between people.