Dharmik: According to the Hindu calendar, Navratri is celebrated from Pratipada to Navami of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. This time the great festival of Navratri will start from Monday, September 26 and will be celebrated till October 5, Wednesday. Then on the tenth day the idol of Durga Maa is immersed.
Navratri is a special festival of Hindus. On this auspicious occasion, nine forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. Therefore this festival is celebrated for nine days. In the Vedas and Puranas, Mother Durga is considered as the form of Shakti, who protects this world from the demons. During Navratri, the devotees of Maa wish her a happy life and prosperity. Navratri is celebrated four times in a year. Fairs and religious programs are organized in many parts of the country on this occasion.
During Navratri, the devotees of the mother go to see the Shakti Peethas of the mother spread throughout the year of India. This Navratri is also called Shardiya Navratri. According to the Hindu calendar, Navratri is celebrated from Pratipada to Navami of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. This time the great festival of Navratri will start from Monday, September 26 and will be celebrated till October 5, Wednesday. Then on the tenth day the idol of Durga Maa is immersed.
Significance of Navratri festival
Navratri festival is mainly celebrated with great pomp in the northern states of India, Gujarat and West Bengal. On this occasion, the devotees of the mother observe a fast for nine days to seek her blessings. During this, alcohol, meat, onions, garlic etc. are avoided. After nine days, the fast is broken on the tenth day. The tenth day of Navratri is known as Vijayadashami or Dussehra. It is said that on this day Lord Shri Ram conquered Lanka by killing Ravana. Navratri festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many countries of the world including India. Devotees worship the mother for nine days after performing Ghatasthapana. Bhajan Kirtan is performed by the devotees to get the blessings of the mother. Mother is worshiped in her different forms for nine days.
Auspicious Yoga Muhurta of Navratri
Ashwin Navratri Monday, September 26, 2022
Pratipada date starts – September 26, 2022 at 03.23 am
Pratipada date ends – September 27, 2022 at 03:08 in the morning
Navratri Ghatasthapana Muhurta
Ashwin Ghatasthapana on Monday, September 26, 2022
Ghatasthapana Muhurta – From 06.28 am to 08.01.00 in the morning
Duration – 01 Hour 33 Minutes
Ghatasthapana Abhijeet Muhurta – From 12:06 pm to 12:54 pm
Pratipada (Maa Shailputri): 26 September 2022
Dwitiya (Maa Brahmacharini): 27 September 2022
Tritiya (Maa Chandraghanta): 28 September 2022
Chaturthi (Maa Kushmanda) 29 September 2022
Panchami (Maa Skandmata): 30 September 2022
Shashthi (Maa Katyayani): 01 October 2022
Saptami (Maa Kalratri): 02 October 2022
Ashtami (Maa Mahagauri): 03 October 2022
Navami (Maa Siddhidatri): 04 October 2022
Dashami (Immersion of Maa Durga idol): 5 October 2022
Pooja Material for Navratri
Idol or picture of Maa Durga, Red Chunari, Mango leaves, Rice, Durga Saptashati book, Red Kalava, Ganga water, Sandalwood, Coconut, Camphor, Barley seeds, Earthen pot, Gulal, Areca nut, Betel leaves, Cloves , Cardamom.
Navratri Puja Method
Wake up early in the morning and wear clean clothes after taking bath. Collect the above mentioned puja material. Decorate the place of worship. Keep the idol of Maa Durga in a red cloth. Sow barley seeds in earthen pots and sprinkle water every day till Navami. According to the complete method, install the Kalash in the auspicious time. In this, first fill the Kalash with Ganga water, put mango leaves on its face and place coconut on top. Wrap the Kalash with a red cloth and tie it through Kalava.
Now keep it near the earthen pot. Do Panchopchar Puja with flowers, camphor, incense sticks, Jyot. Chant the mantra related to Maa Durga for nine days and welcome the mother and wish her happiness and prosperity. After Durga Puja on Ashtami or Navami, worship nine girls and offer them different types of delicacies (puri, gram, halwa). On the last day, after the worship of Durga, do Ghat immersion, sing the aarti of the mother, offer flowers, rice to her and lift the Kalash from the Bedi.
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