Monday, September 29, 2014

Navratri Day 5 - Durga Puja Day 1 - Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

Today, i.e. September 29, 2014 is the fifth day of Navratri, which is dedicated to Skandmata. From today, the grand fiesta of Durga Puja will begin in Bengal. Here, we will provide you all what you need to know on this day.

Maa Skandmata has four arms. With first right arm, she is keeping her child (Kartikeya). First left arm is raised upwards in the position of granting boons to the devotees. The second arm of both sides holds the lotus flower.

In addition to the auspiciousness of this day, Goddess Upang Lalita is also worshiped. Hence, the day is also known as Lalita Panchami. Devi Lalita is also renowned as Shodashi as well as Tripura Sundari. She is one of the ‘Ten Maha Vidyas’.

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Panchang Of The Day

(Below given Panchanga is on the basis of New Delhi region.)
  1. It is September 29, 2014 and the day is Monday.
  2. Sunrise is at 06:12 am and sunset is at 06:10 am.
  3. Hindu month Ashvin is running and Shukla Paksha (bright half) is going on.
  4. Rahukaal is from 07:42 am to 09:12 am.
  5. Abhijit Muhurat is from 12:52 pm to 01:39 pm.
  6. Puja Muhurat:
    06:11 am to 07:41 am
    09:12 am to 10:42 am

About Goddess Skandmata

Maa Skandmata is the daughter of Himalayas and wife of Lord Shiva. She is also known from the names of Maa Parvati, Maa Gauri and Maheshwari. She got her name Skandamata from her child that is sitting on her lap in an infant (Skanda) form. She loves her child so much that she loves to be called Skandmata. Lord Kartikeya is sitting on her lap in infant form. Maa Skandmata is full of love and endearment. She treat her devotees as her children. She cares for them, forgive all their sins and fill their life with pleasures and happiness.

Mantra For Maa Skandamata

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माश्रितकरद्वया।
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ स्कंदमाता रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:॥

Click here to read in detail about this day: Navratri 2014

First Day Of Durga Puja

Today is the first day of Durga Puja, this day is also known as Mahalaya. The festival is grandly celebrated in Bengal. It is believed that Maa Durga comes on earth on this day by leaving her heavenly abode behind, for the welfare of her devotees. Beautiful Pandals are decorated and lots of devotees gather in them for welcoming the mother goddess. Celebrations, music and a large variety of food are the main attractions of this day.

Maa Durga Stuti

रक्षांसि यत्रोग्रविषाश्च नागा यत्रारयो दस्युबलानि यत्र |
दावानलो यत्र तथाब्धिमध्ये तत्र स्थिता त्वं परिपासि विश्वम् ||

Read in detail about this grand Bengali fiesta here: Durga Puja 2014

Hope you will make the most out of this auspicious day. We highly appreciate the readers’ response.

May you get blessed by the ultimate Goddess!

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Upang Lalita Panchami will also be observed tomorrow. Worship Goddess Lalita with utter devotion for a blissful life in future

Have a nice day!

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