Vasant Navratri, also known as Vasant Navratras, begins on March 29, 2017. This festival of nine nights in Hinduism is dedicated to Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. It is also known as Chaitra Navratras or Spring Navratri or Basant Navratri. As this Navratra coincides with Ram Navami, it also referred as Ram Navratri. The dates are from March 29, 2017 to April 5, 2017. Vasant Navratri is observed in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April). It is believed that Goddess Durga was originally worshipped (Durga Puja) in the Chaitra month and was also referred as Basanti Puja. It was Lord Ram who changed the period of Durga Puja. Vasant Navratri 2017 dates Ghatsthapana – Navratri Day 1 – March 29, 2017 Sindhara Dooj, Dwitiya – March 29, 2017 Gaur Teej, Saubhagya Teej, Tritiya - March 30, 2017 Varadvinayak Chaturthi - March 31, 2017 Sri Laxmi Panchami Vrat, Naag Vrat Pujan - April 1, 2017 Skand Shashthi, Yamuna Jayanti - April 2, 2017 Mahasaptami Vrat, Chaiti Chath, Vijaya Saptami - April 3, 2017 Sri Durga Mahaashtami, Annapurna Ashtami - April 4, 2017 Vasant Navratri ends – Ram Navratri Day 9 – April 5, 2017