While the tenth day of Sharad Navratri, celebrated as Dussehra, marks the victory of Lord Ram over Ravan, the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated as Lord Ram's birthday and is also called Ram Navami. Hence, Chaitra Navratri is also known as Ram Navratri. Chaitra Navratri also marks the change of season from spring to summer.
Over the course of Navratri, people perform different pujas and havans to welcome Goddess Durga into their homes. Devotees are also known to fast during this period which is said to bring peace, prosperity and happiness in one's life and success in their endeavours.
Apart from the Maha Navratri and Ram Navratri, the two other Navratris celebrated by Hindus are Gupt Navratri and Magh Navratri.
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