Guwahati: Chaitra Dashami is a Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Chaitra Navratri every year. This year This year, Chaitra Navratri began on April 13 and will finish tomorrow on April 22 with Dashami.
Considered to be an important nine-night-celebration for the Hindu community around the world, Chaitra Navratri, much like Sharad or Maha Navratri, is dedicated to the nine different forms of Goddess Durga, collectively known as ‘Navdurga’. Each of these nine forms or avatars are worshipped every day: Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.
Muhurat of Dashami Puja
The Muhurat will start from April 21, 07:09 PM and will end on April 22 6:30 in the evening.
The idol will be immersed in water bodies marking the end of festivities.
Undeniably, Navratri is one the longest Hindu festivals celebrated across the country, with a lot of enthusiasm. But, not a lot of people know that it is celebrated five times a year, in different seasons. So, while there is Chaitra Navratri, there are also Ashadha Navratri, Sharada Navratri, and the Paush/Magha Navratri. Of these, it is the Sharada Navratri celebrated at the onset of autumn, and the Chaitra Navratri in spring, which are most important.
Navratris always begin with the auspicious ritual of Ghatasthapana or Kalash Sthapana. Dedicated devotees of the Goddess Supreme Durga, observe a fast for nine consecutive days, and pray for health, forgiveness and prosperity.