The nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri begins on 18 March. Observed across north India, the nine-day Navratri has a very special significance in Hindu religion.
Though there are actually five Navratris in a year, it is the Chaitra Navratri and the Sharad Navratri that are widely celebrated.
The Sharad Navratri is celebrated during September-October period, culminating in Dusshera. The Chaitra Navratri falls in March-April during the Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Chaitra. Thus this Navratri is Chaitra Navratri.
Chaitra Navratri will culminate with Ram Navami, or Lord Ram’s birthday. Hindus observe fast for all nine days or the first and the last day.
Each day, a different form of Goddess Durga is worshipped. It should be noted that Goddess Durga is believed to have nine forms.
So how are you planning to greet people on this Navratri? Here are some quotes, greetings, wishes and messages to help you.
Sending the warmest wishes for a happy Navratri! May Maa Durga bring you good fortune and success, and bless you today and forever.
I wish this Chaitra Navratri brings good luck and happiness to you and your family. Wishing you a happy one!
Fortunate are those without envy. They do not spread hate; they spread love. May you be blessed with that wisdom! Have a joyous Chaitra Navratri!
Life has its ups and down,
But Maa Durga will give you the courage,
Have a happy Chaitra Navratri!
May the candle light continue to illuminate your mind,
May you always be happy and victorious,
May the sunshine eliminate your darkness,
Wishing you Happy Chaitra Navratri!
My greetings to you and your family,
On the auspicious day of Navratri,
May you find success in your endeavours and peace in life.
Nine nights of festivity; nine nights of blessings; nine nights of auspiciousness; nine nights of divinity. May this divine occasion bring victories in whatever you do! Have a delightful Navratri!
May Maa Durga destroy all your worries,
May the Mother bless you and your family,
Have a holy Chaitra Navratri!
Chaitra Navratri marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year in north India, just like Ugadi marks the start of the Hindu New Year in south India. In Maharashtra, this is called Gudi Padwa.