Chaitra Navratri will start by March 18 and will finish by March 26. Each day has its own significance and each day is devoted to the different avatar of Goddess Durga. Each day is signified to a different form of Durga. On the first day of Navratri, Ghatasthapana is done. The clothes should be of yellow color. One has to wear only Yellow color clothes while performing the rituals. The Goddess which is worshipped on the first day of Navratri is Goddess Shailputri. She is the daughter of King of Mountains. People who fast on the very first day of Navratri worship this Goddess.
The Goddess which is the first avatar of the Goddess Durga is worshipped as it is the Goddess of purity. Goddess Shailputri is often worshipped with Lord Shiva as it is said that she was the wife of Lord Shiva. Kartikeya and Ganesh were her sons. She holds Trishul in her hand and a lotus in other hand. It is said that she looks after the humans, plants, animals and even the small organism on the earth. The first day of Navratri is known as pratipada.
During the Puja on the first day of Navratri one has to wear Yellow clothes. It is usually preferred that people should wear clothes that are necessary. People in almost every place keep fast. This is usually celebrated in almost every city of the country. This Goddess is considered as the true goddess of root chakra. People observe fast on these days. Some people keep fast for all the nine days whereas some keep fast for only one or two days. It is often said that by keeping fast for the Goddess Durga, the sins of the previous birth is removed. People must keep all the things in mind. Puja and chanting the name of Goddess is very necessary.