Thursday, October 22, 2015

Celebrate Dussehra & Navami Tithi Of Sharad Navratri Today

Do you want to shine in career? Are you worried about your future and finances? If yes, read this informative article and discover the Puja Vidhi of Dussehra that will bless you with success overnight. 

Discover the customs, rituals & traditions associated with Dussehra. Ninth day , i.e. Navami of Sharad Navratri 2015 is today.

Dussehra Muhurat For 2015

Vijay Muhurat
01:58 PM
02:43 PM
Aparahna Puja Time
01:13 PM
03:27 PM

Sharad Navratri Navami Tithi (Ninth Day) Today 

Ninth day of Navratri is devoted to Maa Siddhidatri. This Sharad Navratri, please the divine Goddess between 06:25am to 07:50am and 10:40am to 11:59am. Chanting the below given Mantra while worshiping Maa Siddhidatri will bestow you with her eternal grace. 

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:।।

Increase the auspiciousness of Navami Tithi by:

  • Performing the Puja rituals in the given Muhurat
  • Wearing pink color clothes
  • Offering Til (sesame seeds) to the goddess

Sade Teen Muhurat

Dussehra is one among the Sade Teen Muhurat (3 and a half most auspicious Muhurats of the year). It means that the entire day is auspicious. In other words, the entire day as a package is one complete auspicious Muhurat. 

If you have to do Puja or any other important work, you needn’t check for the best Muhurat of the day. However, Vijay Muhurat has its special significance. As per beliefs, this time is very favorable for accomplishment of auspicious activities such as Griha Pravesh (house warming ceremony), startup of new business, construction, journey, etc.

Origin Of Dussehra

Dussehra, one of the biggest Hindu festival, has a different meaning for different people. For some, this day marks the end of the nine divine days of Navratri fasting; for others, it is the day which teaches triumph of good over evil; and for some, Dussehra is all about enjoying the fireworks by burning effigies of the Demon Ravana. 

2 legends that prove the fact about how Dussehra actually originated are:

  • Victory of Lord Rama over the devil Ravana
  • Victory of Maa Durga over the devil Mahishasura

To read the legend associated with Dussehra, please click here: Dussehra 2015

Dussehra Puja Vidhi To Transform Your Luck

To perform Dussehra Puja in the right way, follow this below mentioned procedure:

  1. Draw image of Dussehra using flour or Chuna (limestone)
  2. Put 9 cow dung cakes
  3. Using cow dung, prepare 2 bowls (Katori) with lid
  4. Place some coins in one bowl
  5. Put rice, fruits, roli (sacred thread) and Juwara (wheat or barley kernels) in the other bowl
  6. Now offer banana, jaggery, radish and Gawar Phali (cluster beans)
  7. Light Dhoop or Agarbatti 
  8. Do Parikrama
  9. Worship the old Bahi Khata (account books) and offer rice, fruits, roli and Jhuwara
  10. Take out the money from the bowl and keep in a safe place
  11. Now offer food and alms to the Brahmins
  12. Besides performing this Puja Vidhi, you can also perform Shastra Puja:

  • If you are a soldier: worship your guns and other weapons 
  • If you are a carpenter: worship your carpentry tools
  • If you are an accountant: worship your account books
  • If you are a cook: worship your kitchen essentials

No matter which professional field you belong to, Dussehra is the best day to honor the helpful objects or tools used by you in your stream. 

Important Rituals Associated With Dussehra

Besides burning the effigies of Ravana and worshiping professional tools, many other traditions are followed on the day of Dussehra. Let’s discuss these customs one by one.

Teeka ceremony: Similar to the rituals of Raksha Bandhan, teeka ceremony is performed on the day of Dussehra by the people of North India. On this day, sisters smear Teeka (mark on forehead) on the forehead of their brothers. 

Brahmin Puja: To achieve success and invite good luck, people perform Brahmin Puja on Dussehra, wherein, they offer food, alms and clothes to the Brahmins. 

Worshiping Aapta Tree: Aapta tree also known as sona (gold) tree is worshiped on Vijayadashmi. After honoring the tree, its leaves which are popularly known as golden leaves, are exchanged as gifts. These leaves signify gold and good fortune. 

Dussehra For Students

Southern states of India believe Dussehra to be the day of Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning. Here, it is believed auspicious to begin education of young children on the day of Vijayadashmi. So, if you are a student, worshiping and honoring your study items such as pen, pencils, books, etc. can do wonders for your studies. Try this on this Dussehra and you will definitely experience the change. 

Want to know Dussehra date for the next year? Get to know it by clicking here: Dussehra in 2016

This was all about Dussehra and the facts associated with this extrusive festival. Enjoy and celebrate this day of goodness & truth with your loved ones. 

We wish you Happy Dussehra and blissful Navami of Sharad Navratri 2015!

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