Navratri Pics On the first day of Navratri known as Pratipada the ‘Shailaputri Maa’ form of Durga is worshiped. Navratri, the nine-day festival celebrates the nine manifestations of the Goddess Durga. The nine goddess are Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri. Each goddess has her governing planet, mantra, mount, and iconography. In 2018, Navratri begins on October 10 and ends on October 18. On the occasion of Navratri here’s a collection of wishes and greetings in English to share on SMSes, WhatsApp and Facebook with your near and dear ones.