Sharad Navratri is to begin on 29th September 2019 and ends on 07th October 2019, wherein on the very first day, Goddess Shailaputri is worshipped. And further Navratri dates would be , i.e. day 2 till day 9 would be dedicated to the worship of other forms of Goddess Durga – Bharmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Ayudha. Whereas Chaitra Navratri will begin 25th March 2020 with navmi on 3rd April 2020.
Sharad Navratri will be celebrated from 29th September, 2019 to 07th October, 2019 in different parts of India. It is the most famous of the Navratris, being followed by festival of Dussehra and Diwali also. It is also celebrated in different ways in various states of India like Durga Puja in West Bengal & Assam, Bathukamma in Telangana, Bomma Kolu (Golu) in Tamil Nadu.Following are the dates on which different pujas are organized for various forms of Goddess Durga. The preferred colors, offerings, puja, etc. differ from day to day. While customs like akhand jyot and khetri beej, continue for eight / nine days. The celebartion of Navratri comes to an end with the kanya pujan (kanjak). Some people observe this on Ashtmi and others on Navmi.
29 September 2019 : Day 1 (Pratipada) – Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
30 September 2019 : Day 2 (Dwitiya) – Brahmacharini Puja
01 October 2019 : Day 3 (Tritiya) – Chandraghanta Puja, Sindoor Tritiya
02 October 2019: Day 4 (Chaturthi) – Kushmanda Puja, Upang Lalita Vrat
03 October 2019: Day 5 (Panchami) – Skandamata Puja
04 October 2019: Day 6 (Shashthi) – Katyayani Puja, Saraswati Awahan
05 October 2019: Day 7 (Saptami) – Kalaratri Puja
06 October 2019: Day 8 (Ashtami) – Mahagauri Puja, Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Saraswati Puja
07 October 2019: Day 9 (Navami) – Maha Navami, Navami Homa
08 October 2019: Day 10 (Dashami) – Dussehra (Vijayadashami), Durga Visarjan