Chaitra Navratri is a famous Hindu festival. This festival is celebrated for nine days. This festival dedicated to the nine forms of Maa Durga. Every day one form of Maa is worshiped. Therefore, nine deities are worshiped in this festival.
In this festival of Navratri, the two seasons meet. Navratri is celebrated twice a year. This festival is called Chaitra Navratri and Ashwin Navratri. Chaitra Navaratri falls during the months of March or April. Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Vasant Navaratri.
Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama is usually on the ninth day during the Navratri festival. Hence Chaitra Navaratri is also known as Rama Navaratri.
Most of the customs and rituals that follow during Sharadiya Navratri are followed during Chaitra Navratri. Ghatasthapana Puja Vidhan is the same for Sharadiya Navratri and Chaitra Navratri.
Chaitra Navratri is more popular in North India. In Maharashtra, Chaitra Navratri begins with Gudi Padwa and in Andhra Pradesh it begins with Ugadi.
vivāde viṣāde pramāde pravāse jale cānale parvate śatrumadhye।
araṇye śaraṇye sadā māṃ prapāhi gatistvaṃ gatistvaṃ tvamekā bhavāni॥
Meaning: During the dispute, despair, intoxication, or travelling, in water, fire, or mountains, amidst enemies, and in the forest, protect me, for you are my refuge. You are the way, the only way, Bhavani!