The starting of summer and winter season are two very important junctions of climatic. These two periods are taken as blessed opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother. In Sanskrit language the word Navratri exactly means nine nights; Nava meaning Nine and Ratri means nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti are worshipped. Rishi Markandey that the first incarnation of Shakti was as Shailputri. Other incarnations of the Divine Mother are: Brahmchar˝i, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri in that order.
The festival of Vasanth / Chaitra Navratri (9 nights) begins on the first day of Ashwani of the bright fortnight. In the Navratri festival we are worship three days each devoted of Maa Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the festival of Navratri (nav = nine and ratri = nights), feasting and fasting take preference over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus. On the 8th and 9th days of Navratri, Goddess Durga, Vijay ashtami and Maha Navami are worshipped.
Chaitra Navarratri date for 2014 year is on 31 March 2014 Monday to 08 April 2014 Tuesday Ram Navami.
Chaitra Navarratri date for 2015 year is on 21 March 2015 Saturday to 30 March 2015 Monday Ram Navami.
Chaitra Navarratri date for 2016 year is on 08 April 2016 Friday to 15 April 2016 Friday Ram Navami.
Chaitra Navarratri date for 2017 year is on 28 March 2017 Tuesday to 05 April 2017 Wednesday Ram Navami.
Chaitra Navarratri date for 2018 year is on 18 March 2018 Sunday to 25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami.
Chaitra Navarratri date for 2019 year is on 06 April 2019 Saturday to 14 April 2019 Sunday Ram Navami.
Chaitra Navarratri date for 2020 year is on 25 March 2020 Wednesday to 02 April 2014 Thursday Ram Navami.