Chaitra Navratri is from 13th April 2021 with navmi on 21st April 2021. While Sharad Navratri is to begin on 7th October 2021 and ends on 15th October 2021, 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.
Sharad Navratri will be celebrated from 07th October, 2021 to 15th October, 2021 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.
13th April / 07th October 2021 : Day 1 (Pratipada) – Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
14th April / 08th October 2021 : Day 2 (Dwitiya) – Brahmacharini Puja
15th April / 09th October 2021: Day 3 (Tritiya) – Chandraghanta Puja, Sindoor Tritiya
16th April / 10th October 2021: Day 4 (Chaturthi) – Kushmanda Puja, Upang Lalita Vrat
17th April / 11th October 2021: Day 5 (Panchami) – Skandamata Puja
18th April / 12th October 2021: Day 6 (Shashthi) – Katyayani Puja, Saraswati Awahan
19th April / 13th October 2021: Day 7 (Saptami) – Kalaratri Puja
20th April / 14th October 2021: Day 8 (Ashtami) – Mahagauri Puja, Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Saraswati Puja
21st April / 15th October 2021: Day 9 (Navami) – Maha Navami, Navami Homa
16th October 2021: Day 10 (Dashami) – Dussehra (Vijayadashami), Durga Visarjan