Chaitra Navratri is celebrated in the month of Chaitra as per Hindu Calender, commencing from the first day of Shukla Paksh and culminating on the ninth day, on Ram Navami.
It falls at the cusp of spring and summer. Lord Rama was born on the ninth day in the month of Chaitra so this Navratri is also celebrated as Ram Navratri.
These nine days are considered to be very beneficent by the devotees of the mother divine and they perform homas and pujas to appease nine forms of Shakti (Devi). These pertinent practices awaken the dormant energy and foster peace and happiness.