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If yes, you have come to the right place. Navratri (नवरात्रि) in 2016 will be observed on Saturday, 1st October.
As per Hindu calendar, the festival of Navrati (नवरात्रि) begins on first day of Ashwin month.
Navratri (नवरात्रि) is the 9 day long Hindu festival of worship and dance. In Sanskrit the word Navratri (नवरात्रि) literally means nine nights. Nava means nine and Ratri means Nights. During these 9 nights nine forms of shakti (power) are worshiped. Each day is dedicated to a Goddess and has very important significance. The first day of Navaratri (नवरात्रि) is also called as Ghatasthapana. Navratri (नवरात्रि) in 2016 will begin on Saturday, 1st October and will last till Sunday, 9th October.
The first three days of Navratri (नवरात्रि) are dedicated to Goddess Durga, dressed in red and mounted on a lion. Her various incarnations – Kumari, Parvati and Kali are worshiped during these days. Next three days are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who is regarded as the Goddess of prosperity and knowledge. The last three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati also known as the Goddess of knowledge. Navratri (नवरात्रि) celebrates the slaying of Mahishasura by the Goddess Durga. The festival is observed all over India, particularly in Northern, Eastern, and Western India.