Navratri Special Offer, Ghatasthapana Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

This year Shardiya Navratri is starting from the 1st of October 2016 and will continue till the 10th of October. AstroSage brings to you the Ultimate Shardiya Navratri 2016 manual to guide you through these 9 days along with a special Navratri offer for you.

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हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Ghat Sthapana Muhurat: Morning 6:14 to 07:29


To know about the Muhurat Timings in your city, click here: Ghatsthapana Details

According to the Shakt community, it is believed that Navratri of the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar is most auspicious for worshipping Maa Aadishakti. In the 9 days of Navratri, the devotees of Goddess Durga worship her and her avatars religiously to attain a higher degree of peace and prosperity in their life. People fast and pay homage to the divinity for their well being. During these auspicious days of Navratri, it is believed that our sins and mistakes are pardoned by Maa Aadishakti as she showers her blessings on us, and uplifts our soul. Goddess Mahakali, Goddess Mahalakshmi, and Goddess Mahasaraswati are worshipped the most in navratri. Worshippers chant ‘Shri Durga Sapshati’ to please the goddess as well. In the period of 9 days, Goddess Durga’s pujan and lesson of Durga Saptshati are performed. People also keep a fast for one time’s meal. The foremost process of the Navratri’s is the ‘Ghat Sthapana’, after which all other auspicious activities take place.

AstroSage.com brings to you the ultimate Navratri Guide to lead you through these 9 days of  Durga worshipping and help you attain health, wealth, and happiness for the coming year. 

Devi Avatar: Maa Shailputri 


Maa Shailputri is believed to be the first avatar of Goddess Durga. The first day of navratri begins by commemorating Maa Shailputri. Blessed to Lord Himalaya, Maa Shailputri gets her name from the mighty lofts, Himalayas. The goddess mounts on a bull, and carries a Trishul in one hand, and a lotus flower in another. It’s believed that its auspicious to offer cow milk ghee to Maa Shailputri. Worshipping her is deemed to awake your Mooladhaar Chakra, which blesses you with good attitude, patience and spiritual enlightenment.

To know more about Goddess Shailputri, click here: Maa Shailputri

Puja Procedure (Poojan Vidhi): Ghat Sthapana and other Puja Rituals:

  1. On the first day of Navratri, take a bath in the morning and vow solemnly. After this, make an altar with fertile earth and sow barley in it. On this altar, place your kalash filled with sacred water. This is your 'ghatsthapana'. Place Maa Durga’s idol on the kalash. During all the rituals of puja, make sure that you maintain an Akhand Jyoti. (an oil/ghee lamp that alights for 24 hours constantly) While worshipping, keep all the ingredients required for worshipping, facing towards east direction. After this, perform the rituals according to the instructions given below:
  2. Chant the below mentioned mantra, and sprinkle water on yourself as well as the puja ingredients. 

    “Om Apavitrah Pavitro va Sarvastha Gatopi va
    Ya Smarate Pundarikaksha Sa Bahantar Shuchi

    ॐ अपवित्र: पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थां गतोअपी वा |
    य: स्मरेत पुण्डरीकाक्षं स बाहान्तर: शुचि:||

  3. Keep Akshat (sacred rice mixed with turmeric and red vermillion, used for blessing), flower, and water in your palms while praying to the divinity. 
  4. Perform the rituals meticulously.
  5. Perform aarti, and after that distribute prasad amongst everyone.
  6. During Navratri, worship a little girl, and offer her food with some donation.
  7. If the above mentioned ritual cannot be done regularly, it’s advised that on the last navratra(Navmi), worship 9 girls and give them donations.
  8. In the Kanya Pujan( Worshipping of Girls) make sure that you only worship girls aged 2-10.
  9. In the 9 days of navratri, Durga Saptshati and aparajita lessons are believed to manifold the blessings of the divine on you.
AstroSage.com wishes you a very Happy Shardiya Navratri 2016.

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