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Navratri 2023 | Shubh Muhurt Time | KALASH STHAPANA

Every Devi devotee is eagerly waiting for Navratri. During Navratri, whoever worships Mother Durga with all their heart, Devi Maa has always kept her blessings on them.

The literal meaning of Navratri is the 9 auspicious nights in which Mother Goddess is worshiped with great devotion. 9 different forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped in these 9 days, different forms in each day. These days hold special places for worshipping at night, which gives Nav-ratri (9 nights) its name.

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Navratri 2023

These days, you often keep hearing Maa Durga’s bhajan songs, Mantra chanting, prayers & Jagran- Jagrata. In every corner of the world, people will be seen playing Dandiya especially in Gujarat. Carnivals and markets can be seen organized all over West Bengal, along with big places for Worship called Pandals, where huge Murtis (Idols) of Maa Durga are adorned, and decorated & on the 10th day of Dussehra/ Vijayadashami with great pomp and show Murtis are immersed in ponds, rivers or sea with devotion called Murti Visarjan.

According to the Hindu calendar/Panchang-
– This year 2023 Navratri starts from 15th  October – 24th October
– There are actually 4 Navratri every year – 2 are secret Navratri called Gupt Navratri and 2 are celebrated with great celebration known by everyone. This is the last Navratri of this year.

4 Navratri comes in given sequences:

– Magh (Gupt) Navratri (22nd January – 30th January)
– Chaitra Navratri- (22nd March- 30th March 2023)
– Asadh (Gupt) Navratri (19th June- 27th June 2023)
– Ashwin/Shaardiya Navratri ( 15th October – 24th October 2023)

1st Navratri is special because of the Hindu New Year which comes on the 1st day of Chaitra/ 1st Navratri. This 2nd /last Navratri is famous because of the festive season starting like Dussehra and Diwali. Especially after the mourning Pitra Paksha/Shaard season in which people remember their ancestors and perform rituals for them, it is said that the Mother Goddess has come to spread the spirit of *Holy Creation* in Nature, in the form of Navratri.

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KALASH STHAPANA- SHUBH MUHURAT TIME

Kalash Sthapana is done on the first day of Navratri. This year, Kalash Sthapana shubh muhurat starts from 11:44 AM – 12:30 PM.

Maa Durga has 9 forms, each worshipped every day as given:

1st day- 15th Oct – Pratipada- Kalas Sthapana/ Maa Shailputri (Daughter of Himalaya)
2nd day- 16th Oct – Maa Brahmacharni Devi (Goddess of Penance)
3rd day – 17th – Maa Chandraghanta (Goddess of Chandra/Moon (Beauty) & Ghanta/Holy Bell (Bravery)
4th day – 18th – Maa Kooshmanda (Goddess of Creation having the Universe in her Womb)
5th day – 19th – Maa Skandmata (Mother of God Skand/Kartikeya)
6th day – 20th – Maa Katyayani (Daughter of sage Katyayan)
7th day – 21st – Maa Kaalratri (Goddess of Dark, Death &Time)
8th day – 22nd – Maha Ashtami- Maa Mahagauri – Goddess Parvati, wife of God Shiva
9th day – 23rd – Maha Navami- Maa Siddhidatri – Goddess of Siddhi/Powers
10th day – 24th – Dasshera/Vijayadasmi, Murti Visarjan

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You can chant the Mantra given below to make your. During Navratri, these seed {beej} mantras of Nava Durga are chanted daily according to the days of the goddess.

Mantras of Nava Durga Devi-

1. Shailaputri- Hrim Shivayai Namah.

2. Brahmacharini- Hrim Shri Ambikaayai Namah.

3. Chandraghanta- Em Shri Shaktyai Namah.

4. Kooshmanda- Em Hrim Devyai Namah.

5. Skandamata- Hrim Klim Swaminyai Namah.

6. Katyayani- Klim Shri Trinetrayai Namah.

7. Kaalratri – Klim Em Shri Kalikaayai Namah.

8. Mahagauri- Shri Klim Hrim Vardayai Namah.

9. Siddhidatri – Hrim Klim Em Siddhyai Namah.

 

If you find it difficult to chant these mantras, the easiest is to chant this mantra 108 times.

Om Em Hrim Klim Chaamundayai Vichai namah

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Samapan & Kanya Poojan (Kanchak) Vidhi

Some people celebrate the Samapan/completion of Navratri in Ashtami, and some on Navmi. Most people does Samapan in Navmi. Many people take fast throughout the Navratri and they also close their fast on the last day with the Kanya Poojan on Navmi.
In Kanya Poojan, Kanya i.e: a girl child is worshipped as the form of Goddess. In this tradition, 9 girls in the form of 9 Goddess are invited to the house for worshipping & feasting to get the blessings.
That’s why the entire society seems to be buzzing in festivities in the morning, especially in girls’ houses. At least one boy is also invited in the form of Hanuman Ji called Langur.
Traditionally, their feet are washed and blessings are taken by saying – O Goddess, please appear in the forms of these children & blesses by coming to our homes. Holy Tika/Tilak is put on their forehead, Rakhi/Kalawa is tied on their wrists. Then after Aarti is done, Prasad is given. Gifts and meals are distributed, traditionally made of Kheer/Pudding, Halwa, Puri, and Chana.
Nowadays, people gifts generally in the form of Chocolates, sweets, Geometry boxes, Juice boxes, and cookies according to their wishes. Lastly, they are sent off again by taking blessings.
The reading/chanting of Durga Chaalisa and Durga Kavach is considered beneficial. If possible, read Durga Saptashati as it is highly fruitful. Durga Saptashati is actually a book with Tantra practices Therefore, it is necessary to perform the rituals correctly, hence it was generally kept hidden from the general masses. Nowadays it is easily available in markets and online stores, but still, since it is a tantrabased book, it should be bought in hindi or your local language for easy precisely understanding. We prefer one of the oldest & trusted publication houses – Gitapress Gorakhpur, which can be purchased from the link given below.

Link :- https://amzn.to/3RYZFPV

Here, every book is published with many levels of proof-reading from dignified Pandits.
& if has any doubt whatsoever, it is advised to take advice from your nearby known Pandit also on how to read it.

 

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