Auspicious Yogas On Navratri; Ugadi, Gudi Padwa Increases Significance Of This Day

Navratri has been given great significance in Sanatan Dharma. Two out of five Navratris that fall in a year have been given more importance and special significance. These two Navratris are Chaitra Navratri and Shardiya Navratri. This year, Chaitra Navratri will commence on April 2, Saturday. On the same day, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi will also be celebrated.

In this special blog, we will learn about the auspicious Yogas forming on Chaitra Navratri. In addition to this, we will find out about Ugadi and Gudi Padwa along with various important facts. So, let’s move ahead and find out when is Chaitra Navratri 2022.

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When Is Chaitra Navratri 2022? Know The Auspicious Timing

2 April 2022 (Saturday): 11 April 2022 (Monday)

The festival of Chaitra Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Durga. During this period, the nine forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. Natives of Hinduism across the world celebrate this festival of Navratri with great pomp, devotion, and enthusiasm. The nine days of Navratri are considered the most auspicious and powerful to worship Maa Durga. Kalash Sthapna is done on the first day of Navratri, and at the end of Navratri (some people on the eighth day and some on the ninth day) perform the Kanya Puja. 

Different forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped each day during Navratri. For instance, the first day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri, the second day to Goddess Brahmacharini, the third to Goddess Chandraghanta, the fourth to Goddess Kushmanda, the fifth to Goddess Skandmata, the sixth to Goddess Katyayni, seventh to Goddess Kalratri, eighth to Goddess Mahagauri, and ninth to Goddess Sidhidatri. 

Ram Navami is also celebrated on the same day. The tenth day of Navratri is designated for Parana. In other words, the devotees who observe Navratri fasts break their fast on this day.

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Auspicious Yogas Increases Navratri’s Significance

The beautiful festival of Navratri is auspicious and important in itself. But its value increases furthermore when auspicious conjunctions are formed on this day. Let’s talk about the auspicious Yogas forming on Chaitra Navratri this year. 

First of all, it is very important to know that this Navratri will be of complete nine days. There will neither be an increase nor decrease in the dates this year. In this regard, astrologers believe that this Navratri is going to be very suitable for bringing balance and gentleness to life.

Now, let’s talk about the auspicious Yogas forming on Navratri.

  • Sunrise will be at 5:51 am on 2nd April, and the Pratipada date will start from 11:29 am.
  • On this day, Revati Nakshatra will remain from 12:57 during the day, and after that Ashwini Nakshatra will begin.
  • Aindra Yoga is being formed on 2nd April. Aindra Yoga will remain till 8:22 am, and after that Vaidhriti Yoga will be formed.
  • Apart from this, a Yoga called Dhata is also being formed on this day. All these Yogas are considered very auspicious, and their formation on the occasion of Navratri this year will make Navratri even more auspicious and fruitful.

Fasting Only On These Three Dates Will Give Full Benefits

Besides praying on Navratri, observing a fast is considered very important. However, if you are unable to observe fasts for the nine days due to a busy lifestyle, any illness, etc., then don’t worry because if you fast only on the seventh, eighth, and ninth day of Navratri, it will give you the same benefits as fasting for all nine days. All your desires will be fulfilled and you will attain Maa Durga’s lifelong blessings.

Besides this, if a native cannot observe a fast even on the seventh, eighth, and ninth day then they can fast on the first day and the eighth day of Navratri. This also appeases Goddess Bhagwati.

As we have mentioned earlier that Ugadi and Gudi Padwa will also be celebrated on the same day. So, let’s now find out the auspicious timings for these festivals too, along with their importance.

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Ugadi 2022

When it comes to Ugadi, it marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year in South India. Ugadi is celebrated on the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra month. It is to be noted here that the festival of Ugadi is never celebrated in Adhik month but only in pure Chaitra month.

Ugadi 2022 Auspicious Timings

2 April 2022 (Saturday)

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Pratipada Tithi Begins at 11:56:15 on April 1, 2022

Pratipada Tithi Ends at 12:00:31 on April 2, 2022

Information: These timings apply to New Delhi. To know the auspicious timings as per your city, click here.

  • Now talking about Ugadi, the celebration of this festival is started every year one week in advance.
  • During this time, people decorate their homes, buy new clothes and essential things.
  • On the day of Ugadi, devotees wake up early in the morning, take bath, and decorate the doors of their houses with pylons made of mango leaves.
  • Then they make a Rangoli in front of their houses and worship their Ishta Devta.
  • The festival of Ugadi is celebrated with great pomp, mainly in South India.
  • People gather on this day with their relatives and enjoy a variety of dishes and greet each other.

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Ugadi In Different States

The magnificent festival of Ugadi is known by different names in different regions. Like in Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Konkad, it is called Yugadi, while in Tamil Nadu, it is called Ugadi. Apart from this, this festival is celebrated as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra.

  • Samvatsar Padwa or Samvatsar Padva in Goa and Kerala.
  • Konkani natives of Karnataka call it Yugadi.
  • Ugadi in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  • Gudi-Padwa in Maharashtra.
  • Thapna in Rajasthan.
  • Navreh in Kashmir.
  • Sajibu Nongma Pamba or Meitei Cheiraoba in Manipur
  • Chaitra Navratri in North India starts from this day.

Gudi Padwa 2022

Gudi Padwa is celebrated in Maharashtra to mark the beginning of the Hindu New Year. According to the Panchang, the New Year begins from the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month, and the festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated on this day.

Gudi Padwa Auspicious Timings

2 April 2022 (Saturday)

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Pratipada Date Begins at 11:56:15 on April 1, 2022

Pratipada Date Ends at 12:00:31 on April 2, 2022

Information: These timings apply to New Delhi. To know the auspicious timings as per your city, click here.

How Is Gudi Padwa Celebrated?

  • On this day, people decorate Gudi in the morning after taking bath.
  • People clean their houses.
  • There is a special significance of Abhyanga Snan during the Arunodaya period on the day of Gudi Padwa.
  • Then Gudi is worshipped immediately after sunrise.
  • Rangolis are made in the houses, and the houses are decorated with beautiful flowers.
  • People wear new clothes on this day.
  • Generally, Marathi people wear their traditional attire on this day, i.e. women wear Nauvari and men wear saffron and red turban.
  • After this, people gather together and celebrate this day and greet each other on the New Year.
  • In many places, the predictions for the New Year are also heard and recited on this day.
  • Then people eat different types of dishes together with their family members.
  • On this day in the evening, people enjoy a traditional dance called Lazim.

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