Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana & Gudi Padwa Auspicious Muhurat

This Chaitra Navratri, learn how to invoke Goddess Shailputri and read about the various festivities of Hindu New Year starting tomorrow!!


Worshipping Goddess Durga during Navratri is the most important festivity associated in Hinduism. Each and every incarnation of Goddess Durga is worshipped during the nine day long celebrations of Navratri. According to Hindu Panchang, Navratri arrives five times during a year’s time. Of all the five Navratris, Chaitra and Sharad Navratri are commenced as the most important ones. Three Gupt Navratris are also celebrated in some parts of the country which go by the names of Paush, Ashadh and Magh Gupt Ratri.

In the year 2019, devotes will witness the arrival of Chaitra Navratri on Saturday, 6th April. The celebrations will end on 14th April, 2019. The very first day of Navratri is also celebrated as Ghatsthapana. Ghatasthapana is performed during an auspicious time and prayers are offered to Goddess Shailputri later on. With this article, we intend to provide information about every small and big festivity associated with Chaitra Navratri, auspicious time to conduct Ghatasthapana and all the rites and rituals to observe while worshipping Goddess Shailputri. Let us have a look at the auspicious time to conduct Ghatasthapana ceremony.

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Ghatasthapana Muhurat

 
Date Time
6 April 2019, SaturdayFrom 06:06:18 till 10:18:05
Duration 4 hours 11 Minutes

Note: Above muhurat is applicable in New Delhi. Click here to know the ghatasthapana muhurat for your city.

Importance Of Ghatasthapana On The First Day Of Navratri


According to Hindu panchang, Chaitra Navratri begins on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada and during this day only Ghatashtapana or urn placement (Kalash Sthapana) should be solemnized. It is believed in the Shastras that Ghatasthpana should be duly performed by observing each and every ritual associated with it. This is why Ghatasthapana has great significance in the Hindu festival of Navratri. 

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Invoking Goddess Shailputri On The First Day Of Navratri 


According to the scriptures, Goddess Shailputri is considered the first incarnation of Goddess Durga. If you are wondering about the name Shailputri, you should know that she is the daughter of the great Lord Himalaya. Hereby, she came to be known as Shailputri. She is also known as Brisahrura as her primary medium of travelling is a bullock. She holds a trishul and a lotus flower in her right and left hand respectively. She is also known as Goddess Sati in many states of India. 


The Arrival Of Hindu New Year


According to the Panchang, Hindu New Year begins on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. With its arrival, various festivals are celebrated all over India. States like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have the custom of celebrating Gudi Padwa during this time. Meanwhile, Ugadi festival is observed in the southern part of the country during the same time. 

Significance of Hindu New Year and Chaitra Pratipada


According to the Himadri Brahmapuran, Lord Brahma’s provenance took place on this Earth in the Chaitra month’s Shukla Paksh’s first day around sunrise. Because of this reason, the Shukla Paksha Pratipada (first day) of Chaitra month marks the arrival of a New Year and New Samvat. The Samvat which will begin on the 6th April 2019, Saturday, is known as Paridhavi, which also happens to be the 46th Samvat. On this very day, Vikarami Savant 2076 will begin. Read about the Hindu New Year and Chaitra Shukla Pratipada in detail here. 

Let us have a detailed look about the important festivals which will begin with the arrival of Hindu New Year.


Gudi Padwa


Gudi Padwa is an important festival commemorated in the central part of India, which includes states like Maharashtra. According to Hinduism, Chaitra month’s Shukla Pratipada is known as Gudi Padwa. The Hindu New Year also begins on the same day. According to religious customs, it is believed that Lord Brahma created this Earth on this day only, which is why it is observed as the first day of this universe. The Shukla Pratipada Of Chaitra month is also known as the best day of the year. Gudi Padwa is celebrated in Maharashtra with great joy and excitement. The meaning of the word Gudi is victory flag (Vijay Pataka), which is why a flag is hoisted outside every house on this festival. It is believed that flag hoisting will nullify all the negative energies residing in one’s house and bring happiness, prosperity and good luck to the family. 

Read the Gudi Padwa Panchang and time according to your city: Gudi Padwa 2019

Ugadi


Shukla Pratipada of Chaitra month is celebrated as Ugadi in South India. Various religious and cultural diversities exist in India. This cultural diversity includes many prevalent festivals, customs, rites and rituals. Chaitra Shukla Pratipada announces the arrival of Hindu New Year and in order to remark this festivity, the Southern part of India celebrates Ugadi in a vibrant manner. It is also known as Telugu New Year. The respective communities of Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Konkani rename this festival as Yugadi. In the state of Tamil Nadu, it is known by both these names. 

Know the Ugadi Panchang and appropriate time according to your city: Ugadi 2019

AstroSage offers the best of wishes for Chaitra Navratri and Hindu New Year 2019! May Goddess Durga bless you with peace and prosperity.

Author: Shaswati Neog

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