Navratri is a Hindu festival. This hugely popular festival begins from September 21 and ends on September 29 this year. Navratris are held twice a year as per the Hindu calendar. Once during the onset of spring season that is called Chaitra Navaratri and then during the onset of winter season called Sharad Navratri. Navratri is very popular in North India with people making huge preparations, feverish shopping, cooking sweets and delicacies. The Navratri falls in the Shukla Paksha of Ashvin month are also known by the name as Durga Puja or Shardhiya Navratri. Navratri of Ashvin month is right before Dussehra. During this nine days, different forms of Maa Durga are worshiped. Each form has its own speciality, every form of Maa Durga is worshiped during Navratri.