The special time of the year is here. One of the largest Hindu festivals is around the corner and we cannot keep calm already. Chaitra Navratri is slated to be celebrated from March 22 to March 20 this year. Every year, Chaitra Navratri is celebrated during March or Aril. This is the time when the nine avatars of Maa Durga are worshipped with fasting and festival. The rituals observed during Chaitra Navratri are similar to the ones that are observed during Shardiya Navratri, celebrated in September or October. Shardiya Navratri is also referred to as Durga Puja in West Bengal.
During Chaitra Navratri – the nine days festival, the nine forms of Maa Durgha are worshipped on each day of the festival. The nine avatars of Goddess Durga are Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalratri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Siddhidatri.
As we gear up to celebrate the festival, let’s have the look at the different bhogs that are offered to the nine forms of Maa Durga, on each day of Chaitra Navratri: