05 October 2013 SATURDAY to 14 October 2013 MONDAY
Navarathri 2013, the nine-day festival dedicated to the Mother Goddess 'Sakthi', will be celebrated from Saturday, October 5th, to Sunday, October 13th, by all Hindus. Sunday, the 13th October, is Mahanavami, and Saraswathi Pooja and Ayutha Pooja will be performed on this day. Vithyarambham will be observed on the Vijayathasami day on Monday, October 14, 2013.
This 9 days of pooja is segregated into 3 parts and each parts contains 3 days of each. The first 3 days of pooja is for Sri Durga Devi to destroy all evils and our impurities, the next 3 days of pooja is for Sri Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, and the final 3 days for Sri Saraswathi, the Goddess of wisdom and learning.