Shardiya Navratri is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashwin after the Mahalaya Amavasya every year.
Shardiya Navratri 2021 will be observed after Pitru Paksha gets over and will be celebrated over a span of nine nights.
The festival will start from October 7 and will end on October 15.
The most important and much awaited Hindu festival, Navratri, is a celebration of good over evil and is celebrated to mark the nine avatars of Ma Durga.
A number of pandals are set up across India and people offer special food and prayers to nine forms of Ma Durga.
The nine-day long Hindu festival will begin with Ghatasthapana or Kalash Sthapana. This year, Kalash Sthapana will be performed on October 7 and the timings are from 9:33 am to 11:31 am and can also be performed in the evening from 3:33 pm to 5:05 PM.
The devotees must show diya, dhoop to the Kalash and also flowers, scent, fruits and sweets. Followed by reciting Durga Puja Mantras and performed Goddess Durga Aarti.
This year, Vijay Dashami or Dussehra will be celebrated across the country on Friday, October 15, 2021.