Chaitra Navratri 2017 is commencing from 28th of March 2017 and this festival of adoration of Goddess Durga would last till 5th of April. The first day of this nine day festival is exemplified to be one of the most significant days because on this day, after doing the Ghatasthapana within the desired auspicious time or muhurat, Goddess Shailputri is worshiped and reverenced. So, get apprised with the Ghatasthapana Muhurat and the procedures of puja in order to seek the blessings of Maa Shailputri.
28 MARCH 2017, TUESDAY
08:28:49 - 10:23:16
Note- The above Muhurat is meant for New Delhi (India).
Significance of Ghatasthapana
According to the Hindu Calendar, Ghatasthapana or Kalash installation is done on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha in the Chaitra month and from this very day the jamboree festival of Navratri commences. So, to please Goddess Durga and to seek her blessings Ghatasthapana Puja should be done within an auspicious time with desired rituals and liturgy.
Navratri Day 1- Maa Shailputri
Goddess Shailputri is the first manifestation of Goddess Durga and being the daughter of Lord Himalaya, she is known by the name Shailputri. Goddess Shailputri mounts on a bull and hence, she is also known as Vrisharudha. She is depicted with a Trishul in her right hand and a lotus flower in her left hand. Moreover, Goddess Shailputri i.e. the first manifestation of Goddess Durga is also known by the name of Sati.
Know how to appease Goddess Shailputri this Navratri
Gudi Padwa is most popularly celebrated in Maharashtra as the beginning of the Hindu New Year. According to Panchang, new year sets in with the first day of the Brighter Half (Shukla Paksha), and Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the same day.
Know the Panchang and Muhurat for Gudi Padwa according to your city: Gudi Padwa 2017
India is a land where various cultures coexist in harmony. Different regions in India follow different traditions, customs and beliefs. The new year is welcomed on the first day of Shukla Paksha, and is celebrated with glee as Ugadi in the southern regions of India. It is also known as Telugu New Year.
Know the Panchang and Muhurat for Ugadi according to your city: Ugadi 2017
We, at AstroSage heartily wish you all a very Happy Chaitra Navratri and we yearn that may Goddess Durga brings happiness and prosperity in your life this Navratri.