Chaitra Navratri commences with the start of the Hindu New Year “VIKRAM SAMBAT” i.e the 1st day of the month of Chaitra.The festival of Navratri is celebrated all over India with full devotion, joy and passion. It is a festival which is celebrated with pure happiness and is one of the most auspicious occasions for Hindus. Navaratri is celebrated twice a year- First in the month of Chaitra (March- April) and secondly in the month of Ashwani (September – October). Navratri continues for nine days. These nine days are devoted to goddess Maa Durga, known as Shakti. People worship her by referring as Mata Sherawali as the first appearance of her sitting on a tiger. It is believed that goddess Durga exists in many forms and is worshipped during this nine-day long festival. These various forms of the Goddess are: Uma, Gauri, Parvati, Jagatmata, Kali, Chandi, Bhairavi, Ambika etc..