Navratri 2023: Dates, Significance, Muhurat, Dos and Don'ts


Navratri, a nine-day Hindu festival that celebrates the nine forms of the goddess Durga. It is one of the most popular festivals in India and is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm.


Navratri in 2023 will begin on October 15 and end on October 24.


Navratri celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is believed that the goddess Durga defeated the demon Mahishasura during the nine days of Navratri. Navratri is also a time to celebrate feminine energy and to seek the blessings of the goddess Durga.


The muhurat for Ghatasthapana, which is the installation of the Navratri idol, in 2023 is from 6:29 AM to 7:39 AM on October 15.

Dos and Don'ts

Here are some dos and don'ts for Navratri:

  • Do:
    • Fast during Navratri, if possible.
    • Chant mantras and prayers to the goddess Durga.
    • Offer flowers, fruits, and sweets to the goddess Durga.
    • Attend Navratri aarti ceremonies.
    • Wear traditional Navratri clothes.
  • Don't:
    • Eat meat, onion, and garlic during Navratri.
    • Drink alcohol during Navratri.
    • Cut your hair or nails during Navratri.
    • Engage in sexual activity during Navratri.
    • Fight or quarrel with anyone during Navratri.

Other important things to keep in mind:

  • Navratri is a time to purify your mind, body, and soul. Focus on positive thoughts and deeds during this time.
  • Be kind and compassionate to others.
  • Help those in need.
  • Be grateful for all the blessings in your life.

Navratri is a special time to connect with the goddess Durga and to seek her blessings. May this Navratri bring you joy, peace, and prosperity.

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