Sharad Navratri Begins Tomorrow

Know more about Urn Installation or Ghatasthapana, its muhurat and puja vidhi. Read about nine forms of Goddess Durga during Navratri which is beginning from 10 October 2018 till 18 October 2018.


Navratri is a combination of two words; Nau+Ratri, whose literal meaning is nine nights. Worshipping nine incarnations of Goddess Durga is considered to be highly significant during these nine days. In these nine days, devotees receive blessings from Goddess Durga due to his/her perseverance and tenacity. Nine forms of Durga which are worshiped during Navratri are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidtari respectively. On the first day of Navratri, Mother Shailaputri is worshipped. Before beginning, Ghatasthapana is conducted and all Gods and Devtas, along with Goddess Durga are hailed. After this, different forms of Maa are worshiped for nine days.



Sharad Navratri 2018 Ghatasthapana Muhurat
Ghatasthapana TimingsFrom 06:18:40 to 07:26:58 AM
Duration1 hour 8 minutes

Note: Timing mentioned above is effective for New Delhi. Know Ghatasthapana muhurat, rituals and puja vidhi for your city.

Glory of Navdurga


Maa Durga is known to be the eliminator of miseries and bad luck from one’s life. Goddess Durga is known to be the Adi Shakti of this universe. PItamah Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva uses her energy to create, preserve and destroy life.

Navratri Puja Vidhi


  • Wake up early and decorate the pooja plate after bathing.
  • Dress up the statue of Maa Durga with red-colored clothes.
  • Sow barley seeds in a clay pot and water it every day till Navmi.
  • Establish the urn or Kalash in an auspicious muhurat. Fill the urn with Gangajal. Cover its mouth with Mango leaves and put a coconut on top of it. Cover it with a red-colored cloth and tie a Kalava or red-colored sacred thread around its neck. Now keep it near the clay pot.
  • Do Panchopachara pooja using flowers, camphor and incense sticks.
  • Chant mantras related to Maa Durga for nine days straight and wish for happiness and prosperity while welcoming her into your house.
  • After conducting Durga Puja on eighth or ninth day (Ashtami or Navami), worship 9 young girls and offer them different kinds of dishes such as Puri, Chana, Halwa.
  • On the last day after Durga Puja, do Ghata Visarjan while singing aartis and offering her flowers and rice. Then pick up the urn.

Akhand Jyoti During Navratri


Akhand Jyoti or Unbroken Flame marks a special significance during Navratri, which when lightened removes darkness and negativity from life. Therefore, in Navratri, devotees should light up the Akhand Jyoti in their homes. One gets rid of all obstacles, troubles, and diseases. Sages and monks in Vedas have written that the effects of Akhand Jyoti can be observed directly on human life.

Kumari Puja or Worshipping Young Girls in Navratri


Kumari Puja is a special ritual followed during Navratri. Young girls are considered to be the incarnation of Jag Janani Maa Jagdamba. Therefore, Kumari Puja is conducted in Navratri. According to your capability, worship one girl or kanya for nine, seven, five or three days and offer her food.

What To Do During Navratri


  • Worshipers of Mata Durga who are fasting during Navratri should follow the rituals of Brahmacharya.
  • Consume milk, fruit and vegetarian food during fast. Those people who cannot remain empty stomach in the morning can consume milk or Sharbat.
  • During these nine days, devotees must sleep on the floor. It keeps the body healthy and active.

Nine Colors of Navratri & Their Significance


Every day signifies a specific color during Navratri. It is believed that wearing or using these colors brings good luck and prosperity.

  • Yellow on the day of Pratipada or Prathama
  • Green on the day of Dwitiya
  • Brown on the day of Tritiya
  • Orange on the day of Chaturthi
  • White on the day of Panchmi
  • Red on the day of Shashti
  • Blue on the day of Saptami
  • Pink on the day of Ashtami
  • Purple on the day of Navami

Worshipping Adi Shakti Maa Durga hold a special significance during Navratri. In these nine days, the Goddess removes the pains and diseases of her devotees and offers them prosperity.

Happy Navratri to all the visitors from AstroSage!

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April 2017 Horoscope, Navratri Day 5 - Worship Maa Skandamata

The month of April heralds happiness for you! Know what mysteries would the month unfold for you, as the planets move and conspire. April monthly Horoscope is here to help you with the remedies and lucky dates! With this we’re also providing you a glimpse into the Navratri Day 5 of Maa Skandamata.




The below mentioned predictions are based on your moon sign, to calculate your moon sign, follow the link: Moon sign Calculator

ARIES


The time looks favorable for your love life. You’ll be in perfect sync with your partner. Relations with kin would be cordial. Father’s health might dwindle a bit; give proper attention to what you eat and in what proportions. This month will keep you in high spirits, throughout. Read more.. 

TAURUS 


As the time unfolds, you’ll be in the pink of your health. Some natives might consider purchasing any property or a vehicle. Gains from foreign sources are probable. Childless couples will be blessed with a bundle of joy; You’ll be in high spirits and full of glee. Your health although would be perfectly fine, you are still advised to go for regular jogs and walks to remain in shape. Read more..

GEMINI 


Your stars will shine bright for you in this period. You’ll feel what it is to be serendipitous in this month. You’ll garner huge profits with much less efforts. You’ll be happy and energetic; your good mood would affect everyone around you in a positive way. Every task that you take upon yourself would be completed on time, without any errors. The time is favorable for love affairs. Read more..

CANCER


This period might bother you with eye related illnesses. You’ll have too much work pressure, due to which you might have to stay away from home. The month advises you to stay cautious in monetary issues. You are prone to health problems this month, so make sure that you maintain a healthy diet. There’s a probability that you might get a chance to dip your feet in foreign waters.Read more..

LEO


A promotion can be expected in this period. Business deals would give you lucrative profits. You’ll get financial aid from your spouse. Kith and kin will be supportive; you are advised to invest your money smartly. Do not indulge in gambling or lottery; these activities are potent of bringing defamation to you. This month is not a good time for love affairs.Read more..

VIRGO


This month will grace your life with a successful period of profitable business. You are advised to keep tabs on your health. You will spend good time with your family; cherishing and reminiscing all the memories that you’ve spent with them. A reunion with friends is on the cards. This month you would shell out on decorating your home. With the correct wit and intellect, you’ll be able to achieve all your goals.Read more..

LIBRA


This month your siblings might go for a foreign trip. A promotion is on the cards for you. Your philanthropist nature would garner you respect and love amongst the masses. Going for an investment for the future might turn out to be your brightest idea till date. Spouse’s health might dwindle in this duration. Your behaviour and personality would attract the opposite sex this month.Read more..

SCORPIO


This month you’ll get financial support from your siblings and friends. A transfer or a change of job is on the cards for some natives. An auspicious ceremony at home will keep you occupied, despite that you’ll be high spirited. Some difference with mother might bother you. Chances are that you might buy a new vehicle or a new home. You’ll have a buzzing social life. Only piece of advice for you is to be cautious about money related frauds.Read more..

SAGITTARIUS


Your life partner will be icky this month. Their irritation might trigger your anger, but you are advised to keep it under wraps. The time advises you to be in the good books of your father. For all the unmarried natives, the time is brilliant for getting married. You’ll be social this month and will befriend new people. The friendships that you make in this duration will be for the long run.Read more..

CAPRICORN


This month will be great for the students as they’ll do every possible thing to achieve great results. Sudden losses and gains are probable. You might get a chance to go for a long trip. This travel would be for business purpose. Your family would be supportive in all your matters. A good position at work could be expected. Father will provide you financial aid. Chances of going on a romantic trip are high.Read more..

AQUARIUS


This month will be financially strong for you. You’ll benefit from multiple sources of income. You are advised to refrain from getting hot under the collar. Your anger could be the sole reason of you lashing out on people. You’ll taste success at vocation. Although, this month doesn’t look much promising for married life. Avoid all possible arguments with partner. You must pay heed to your ways in order to save your love life.Read more..

PISCES


This month looks promising for a possible job change. Although, businessmen might have to incur some losses. Your spouse will experience and enjoy spirituality and meditation in this period. You’ll have a strong finance situation going on. Children will have a great time, as their education would pace out smoothly. For the unmarried ones waiting for an auspicious time, marriage proposals will get an affirmative reply this month. You’ll enjoy going out with friends in this period.Read more..

Navratri Day 5 - Worship Goddess Skand Mata


The fifth day of Chaitra Navratri falls on 01st of April 2017. On this day of Navratri, the fifth manifestation of Goddess Durga i.e. Goddess Skanda Mata is worshiped and venerated. It is believed that one can seek the blessings of Goddess if she is worshiped with all the desired rituals and rites. So, let us ponder over the procedure of worshiping Goddess Skanda Mata.


Muhurat

Muhurat Starts
20:42:52 PM on 31st March 2017
Muhurat Ends
17:51:44 PM on 1st April 2017

Note: The above timing of the Muhurat is according to New Delhi. 


Goddess Skanda Mata


On the fifth day of Navratri, the fifth manifestation of Goddess durga is adored and she is known by the name Skanda Mata because her son Kartiya is also known by the name of Shri Skanda. It is believed that if someone worships Goddess Skanda Mata with utmost devotion then the Goddess effectuated each and every desire of her devotees.


Astrological Significance


According to the Vedic Astrology, Goddess Skanda Mata governs the planet Mercury. So, worshiping Goddess Skanda Mata can eliminate the malefic effects of the Planet Mercury from your life.

We, at AstroSage wish that Goddess Skandamata bestow upon you happiness and prosperity.
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Navratri Day 2: Adore Goddess Brahmacharini and Celebrate Cheti Chand

Today Goddess Brahmacharini would bestow her benediction. So on the second day of Navratri 2017, beseech Goddess Brahmacharini by her invocation and emanating the vile aspect of us.


हिन्दी में जानने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Today on the second day of Navratri, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshiped and reverenced. Venerating Goddess Brahmacharini uproots all the miseries and anguish from the life of the people. Let us cognize the quintessence of worshiping Goddess Brahmacharini.

Maa Brahmacharini


The second day of Navratri festival is instantiated to worship Goddess Brahmacharini. This second manifestation of Goddess Durga is believed to be an unwed form of Mata Parvati. The word Brahmacharini is a Sanskrit word, in which Brahma means austerity and Charini means a generous natured or unselfish in conduct. So, it can be inferred that Brahmacharini epitomizes an idol of goodness or generosity. She is known for her austerity in order to marry Lord Shiva and that is why she is referred to as Brahmacharini. One can achieve success and prosperity by the grace of Goddess Brahmacharini. Worshiping Goddess Brahmacharini induces sacrifice, patience, virtue in the humans and also annihilates the malevolent facet of a person. 

Appearance of Goddess Brahmacharini


The mein of Maa Brahmacharini is passably irradiating and due to the severe austerity she possess an amazing gleam on her face. Goddess Brahmacharini is often delineated in a white attire carrying a jap mala in her right hand and Kamandal in her left hand.

Puja Vidhi


Goddess Brahmacharini must be worshiped in the following way:

  1. Worship Kalash Devta exactly according to the rituals before worshipping Goddess Brahmacharini.
  2. Now holding flowers in your hand, start worshipping Goddess Brahmacharini.
  3. After this, perform Abhishek for Goddess Brahmacharini with Panchamrit (Pour Panchamrit on the idol of the Goddess). After this, offer red flowers, vermilion, and rice to the Goddess.
  4. Lit a camphor or clarified butter lamp and perform ‘Aarti’ for Goddess Brahmacharini and ask for forgiveness to all the sins and mistakes you made in your life.

Cheti Chand


Celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra, Cheti Chand marks the beginning of a new year. On this day, the Sindhis community celebrate the festival of Cheti Chand. This festival is celebrated as a birth anniversary of Saint Jhulelal and that is why it is also called as Jhulelal Jayanti. On this day, Sindhis worship deity of water, Varuna Deva to seek happiness and prosperity in their lives. Since, Jhulelal is known to be an incarnation of God of Water so the festival of Cheti Chand is not just limited up to its religious significance, rather, it is a symbol of Sindhi Civilization.


We, at AstroSage wish all our viewers a very Happy Navratri and we hope that you gain prosperity by seeking the blessings of Maa Brahmacharini.
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Navratri Day Nine and Weekly Horoscope (October 10 to 16)

Goddess Siddhidatri blesses her worshippers on the 9th day of the Shardiya Navratri. The goddess is believed to govern the shadowy planet South Lunar Node(Ketu) who influences fire or accidents, past karma, broken relations, magical powers, assassinations, deep thinking, and desire for knowledge, changing events, spiritual growth, comets, cheatings, and mental illness.




Devi Avatar: Maa Siddhidatri


On the 9th day of the Shardiya Navaratri, the 9th incarnation of Aadishakti Navadurga, Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped. She is called Maa Siddhidatri as she is known to provide sidhi to her followers. She is depicted with four hands, she has a Gada in her lower right hand, in the upper one she carries a Chakra, in her upper left hand, she has Conch(shank) & she follows that up with a lotus in the lower left. Maa Siddhidatri sits on a lotus flower. She is very fond of kheer, which is what her worshippers proffer her with. Worshipping her, activates the Nirvarn chakra which in turn liberates you, & helps you procure absolute & complete knowledge about your own conscious, it also emancipates you from all your hassles in life. If you perform Kanya poojan on this day, it is considered to be very fruitful & would surely help your cause. According to old legendary tales, it is believed that Lord Shiva started with the worshipping of Maa Siddhidatri in order to accomplish complete harmony(sidhi) in life. The goddess, impressed by the unbending austerity shown by Lord Shiva, concluded his search for sidhi & in this process Lord Shiva lost half his body to Maa Siddhidatri, after which he came to be known as Ardh-narishvar.



To know the detailed Pujan Vidhi and visit our Ultimate Shardiye Navratri 2016 Guide, Click Here

To know more about Maa Siddhidatri, Click here.

Paarna Muhurat - 11 october 2016, is Vijayadashmi. The paarna starts on this day at 06:23 in the morning

Siddhidatri mantra : Reciting the mantra multiple times is likely to keep all your troubles at bay.

Om Devi Siddhidatri namah

ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥

Prarthana Mantra: After you are done with the worshipping, chant the following mantra & feel the change yourself.

Siddha Gandharva Yakshadyairasurairamarairapi I
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini॥

सिद्ध गन्धर्व यक्षाद्यैरसुरैरमरैरपि।
सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात् सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी॥

Stuti : Chanting this mantra, again & again is a sure way of bringing peace & prosperity in your life.

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita। 
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

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AstroSage wishes all its readers, A very Happy Shardiya Navratri 2016.

May your life be full of happiness & good thoughts 


Weekly Horoscope


Here, we present you the weekly Horoscope 2016. Now, make an end to all your curiosities related to future. Scroll down your fingers and read the general as well as love predictions of your life. See, whether this week will bring favorable result or will it bring new sources of income. 

Note: Weekly horoscope is based on your Moon sign. Know your moon sign by clicking here: Moon sign calculator

Aries


Arians, your married life is foreseen to be very blissful. If you were preparing for some competitive exam since long. Then, chances of receiving positive results are there. This week be careful from your enemies, they might harm you and have control on your expenses. Love birds, your life might observe some ups and downs moments. Lastly, have control on your anger. 

Love Prediction: This week is expected to remain pleasant for love relationships. You will be able to maintain equilibrium between your work and love life which will give you mental satisfaction. The week will begin on a good note. You might feel inclined towards a colleague in this period. Upholding the decorum of your relationship will help you maintain a peaceful relation. Weekend is predicted to be gleeful.

Remedy/Treatment: Maintain distance from your enemies. 

Love Rating: 3/5


Taurus


Taureans, mixed results will be obtained. This week your income will remain constant, still you might develop an irritating nature. Children might give you some good news, so cherishable moments might be observed. As per the predictions, you need to improve your skills in order to switch off the current job. It is advisable; to receive happiness spend most of your time with family. 

Love Prediction: This week your love life is expected to cruise well. Those planning to confess their love to someone can expect carte blanche in return. The week might begin with hustle but by mid-week you will be able to balance your work and love life. Weekend will end on a happy note. 

Remedy/Treatment: Give your best to get the job you aim.

Love Rating: 3.5/5


Gemini


Geminis, this week has arrived with positive outcomes. A beneficial week is ahead for the Geminis who belong to the fields like politics and social work. Others might receive a good fame and reputation in the society. It is recommended to keep your anger in control at home. As disputes are possible. A new relationship will born this week. Students will do better now.

Love Prediction: Stay alert in matters of love in the beginning of this week. You might plan a short trip or spend leisure time with your love interest by mid-week. But the weekend will make sure that you get your due share of fun. You will be able to relish the blissful feeling of love. 

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t lose your calm.

Love Rating: 3/5


Cancer


Cancerians, luck ratings are good this week. To enjoy the pleasure, you need to work hard. This efforts might become the reason behind your fame. This week some function might take place at home. You might visit some sacred place. A good change in will power and a courageous attitude will be observed. Healthwise, minor headache problem might occur.

Love Prediction: This week will be quite blissful for love relations. You will get to spend ample of time to establish the connect with your love interest. Onset of the week will be the ideal time to propose your love interest for marriage. But you will have to work hard to maintain the decorum of your relation during middle of the week.Weekend will be spent as per your wish. Visiting a religious place with your love interest will be favourable. 

Remedy/Treatment: Work hard to achieve your goals.

Love Rating: 2.5/5


Leo


Lions, you might face some unfavorable changes in life. This week you need to take care of your eating habits while travelling. Your luck may not support you much. But the good thing that happening is income will enter your life. In the weekend, outing with family is quite possible. The important message for you; Do not drink and drive.

Love Prediction: This week might not sail smoothly as for your love relation. Opportunities of meeting each other might be scanty this week. The week might begin with tiffs with your love partner but in spite of these little misunderstandings the love between you two will continue to increase. Middle of the week is predicted to be pleasant. Married couples will be able to enjoy the most this week. But end of the week will demand balance in the relationship.

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t drink and drive.

Love Rating: 2.5/5


Virgo


Virgonians, your domestic life will be spent in an enjoyable manner. Whereas, married couples will also enjoy some cherishable moments. And singles’ might get into a new bond. Past issues with someone that are going on for long, will now be finished. It is recommended to behave properly with elders and colleagues.

Love Prediction: This week will remain pleasant for love relations but excess work might create hurdles. The beginning of the week might give you multiple chances to increase affinity with a colleague. Middle of the week will have both quarrels and lovely moments for you. Weekend is predicted to be romantic. Married couples will be able to make the most of this period. 

Remedy/Treatment: Try to improve your chemistry with teammates.

Love Rating: 3/5


Libra


Librans, a lovable week for couples is foreseen. This week, you might even take a decision to take your relationship to the next level. More people will now be added to your friend circle. You may even get a chance to interact with powerful people. A confidence level will arise in you. You might go on journey which will result in fruitful rewards. It is advisable to stay away from negativity.

Love Prediction: This week will bitter-sweet for you. Sudden trips might keep you away from your love interest. Singles might find love while they are travelling. Beginning of the week will be pleasant but by mid-week things will change for the better. Week will end on a good note, though there are possibilities of a few squabbles.

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t let negative thoughts develop in your mind.

Love Rating: 2.5/5


Scorpio


Scorpions, this week you might get transferred or promoted. Students will attain success through their efforts. As some unfavorable changes will occur; you need to be very strong. You might show your aggressive side of yours. At workplace, it is suggested to stay away from disputes. Lastly, it is advisable to settle down the legal problems outside the court.

Love Prediction: This week will have ups and downs for you. Try to maintain the transparency in your relation. You might not get a lot of opportunities to spend time with your love interest however you will enjoy those scanty moments of love. The week might begin with ample chances to spend leisure time with each other. Middle of the week might be a little dull but the week will end pleasantly.

Remedy/Treatment: Be careful in legal matters.

Love Rating: 2.5/5


Sagittarius


Sagittarians, happiness will knock your doors due to children at home. This week you might spend your money in buying new vehicle. Luck is totally in your favor. Therefore, make the best use of it. You might get benefits from ancestral property. It is important to take care of elder member in the family. As he/she is like;y to get sick from seasonal problems. Avoid being lethargic. Otherwise it will have a direct impact on your working power.

Love Prediction: This week is expected to sail smooth for love relations in spite of a few tiffs that might occur. Abstain from indulging in arguments with your partner in the beginning of the week. Middle of the week will be full of opportunities to spend time together. Stay cautious this week as your relation might gain negative attention. Weekend is expected to be pleasant. 

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t get lazy and keep on working hard.

Love Rating: 3/5


Capricorn


Capricorns, those who are willing to switch off their job. This week is very wonderful for them. Also, for the students who are willing to do hard work. Although, some financial issues might be faced. It is advisable; Do not spit out your ideas & strategies to others. As, people might copy them. Maintain your relationship with siblings at home. This week you might face some health problems. Lastly, stay away from false activities like gambling & betting. 

Love Prediction: The week end looks positive for love affairs, but chances of you two meeting are slim. Although if your partner stays away, you might wanna go and give them a surprise visit. The beginning of the week looks sound for you; if you’ve been thinking of confessing your love to someone, the stars are in your favor. Your emotions will be valued in this duration. The mid of the week will be less pleasant as compared to the week end.

Remedy/Treatment: Don’t run behind shortcuts of making money.

Love Rating: 4/5


Aquarius


Aquarians, you need a strict attention in professional life. This week, you may become financially weak. Thus, it is very important for you to save money. As per the predictions, it is advisable; Do not jump into the conclusion without listening. Also, do not rush into things, this way chances of bearing losses are high. It is also advisable to maintain a harmonic relation with family members. . 

Love Prediction: Avoid being assertive and stubborn in your relationship. Respect your partner’s feelings and emotions. The beginning of the week might not present you with much chances of seeing your lover. Avoid proposing someone on social media. By the mid of the week your relations with your partner might get emotionally frustrating. By the weekend, expect the things to take a turn for the better. 

Remedy/Treatment: Be careful in every matter.

Love Rating: 2/5


Pisces


Pisceans, you will give wonderful performance at office. Appreciation from seniors will make your efforts more strong. Success is assured at work. Students will achieve result according to their hard work. It is advisable to keep a harmonic relation with family members. Children at home might become the reason of your happiness. With this health issues are possible. So, take care. 

Love Prediction: This week will be a mix of both good and bad things for the Pisces. Love will blossom in your life. If you’ve been thinking of confessing your love to someone, the time advises you to take every step with caution. Weigh the pros and cons and then decide. The mid of the week won’t yield you good results, but expect the time to get better by the weekend. 

Remedy/Treatment: Stay away from useless matters.

Love Rating: 2.5/5


Love horoscope predictions are exclusively prepared by our expert astrologer Pt. Hannuman Mishra.
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Navratri Day Eight - Maa Mahagauri Puja Vidhi

Goddess Mahagauri blesses her worshippers on the 8th day of the Shardiya Navratri. The goddess is believed to govern the north node(Rahu), which influences one's ego, anger, mentality, lust, and liquor-habit. Rahu also encourages creativity & out of the box thinking.





Devi Avatar: Maa Mahagauri


Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on the 8th day of the Shardiya Navratri. The Goddess has a luminous moon crown on her head, also she has this aura about her, so radiant that it attracts anything & everything towards her. She has four arms, in which she carries a Conch(shank), a Chakra, a Bow & Arrow, while the forth one is in Var Mudra. She wears those glittering gem studded earrings, which due to her continuous motion, are always dangling & gives her an elevated look. She mounts a bull & she really digs halwa as an offering. Paying homage to her activates the lunar cycle(som chakra), which bails you out of your miseries & crisis, it also frees you from your personal disappointments, while increasing affluency & prosperity in your life. This 8th incarnation of the Goddess Mahagauri is often believed to bring peace & harmony, while showering us with happiness & good fortune, in abundance.



To know about Maa Mahagauri, Click here.

Although you could do Kanya poojan on both the 8th as well as the 9th day of the Shardiya Navratri, the shastra stresses great importance on doing it on the 8th day. Now, we will find out how to worship each girl depending upon her age. 

Click here to know the detailed Pujan Vidhi and visit our Ultimate Shardiye Navratri 2016 Guide

Kanya poojan & it’s advantages


  1. One thing, that you have to always keep in mind, while doing kanya poojan is that the 9 girls should be aged between 2 - 10.
  2. Worship every girl, with a specific mantra, according to her age, which are as follows.

    2 year old - Komatye namah (कौमाटर्यै नमः)
    3 year old - Trimurtiye namah (त्रिमूर्तये नमः)
    4 year old - Kalyanye namah (कल्याण्यै नमः)
    5 year old - Rohinye namah (रोहिण्य नमः)
    6 year old - Kaalikaye namah (कालिकायै नमः)
    7 year old - Chandikarye namah (चण्डिकार्य नमः)
    8 year old - Shambhavye namah (शम्भव्यै नमः)
    9 year old - Durgaaye namah (दुर्गायै नमः)
    10 year old - Sobhrudraye namah (सुभद्रायै नमः)

  3. Wash their feet & give them two clothings each.
  4. While applying the kumkum teeka you have to chant the respective mantra’s as stated in the 2nd point.
  5. Once the pooja is complete,feed the girls & don’t forget to add something sweet in their meal.

NOTE :It is not mandatory to start the pooja with a total of 9 girls , if due to any reason you fail to find 9 girls, you can make do with two girls as well. 

It is mentioned in the shastra’s that, to get Lord Shiva as the groom, goddess Parvati underwent asutere absolution due to which her body turned black. Impressed by her absolute devotion, the lord paid her a visit as he bathed her with gangajal, which changed the color of her body from black to milky white & this is how she got her name Maa Mahagauri. The goddess mounts an albino bull, wearing a white attire. It’s propitious to use sky blue colored things like clothes & bangles etc while paying homage to the goddess Mahagauri.

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Navratri Day Seven - Maa Kaalratri Puja Vidhi

The 7th day of Shardiya Navratri celebrates the most ferocious and wild form of Maa Parvati, Goddess Kaalratri, who carts off negative energies from our lives. The goddess governs the planet Saturn, who is a teacher and jury planet. The planet instills discipline and hard work in one’s life. 





Devi Avatar: Maa Kaalratri


The 7th day of Shardiya Navratri commemorates the most fearsome and wildest form of Maa Bhagwati. Maa Kaalratri put an end to the demons and their existence with her powerful and chilling avatar. This ferocious incarnation of Maa Parvati, despite of her appearance, always blesses her devotees with good fortune, which gave her another name, Maa Shubhankari. She has wild and frizzy black hair which are unkempt, a mala around her neck which shines bright like lightning. The goddess has 3 round red eyes, which radiate light and it’s believed that she exhales fire while breathing. Maa Kaalratri has four arms, the right upper arm is in Abhaya Mudra, the other right hand is empty. Left hands carry a cleaver and a lightning torch each. Her mount is a donkey. Paying homage to Maa Kaalratri activates and balances the Bhaanu Chakra, which waives off dark evil entities, spirits, or energies around us. Maa Kaalratri eliminates all kinds of fears and dread from our lives.



Maa Kaalratri demolishes the demons and the vices in the world and offers blessings and fortune on her worshippers. This avatar of the goddess elevates the devotees from darkness and gloom to happiness and tranquility. Worshipping her expels any fear of negative entities or energies in one’s life. It’s also believed that the goddess reduces Saturn’s malefic influence.

Know more about the most wildest and dreadful avatar of Goddess Durga, Maa Kaalratri.

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Chant the below mentioned mantra to manifold your blessings from Maa Kaalratri:

Ekaveni Japakarnapura Nagna Kharasthita।
Lamboshthi Karnikakarni Tailabhyaktasharirini॥
Vamapadollasallohalatakantakabhushana।
Vardhanamurdhadhwaja Krishna Kalaratrirbhayankari॥

एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता।
लम्बोष्ठी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्त शरीरिणी॥
वामपादोल्लसल्लोह लताकण्टकभूषणा।
वर्धन मूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी॥

The goddess loves Jaggery (Gur) as her offering. Auspicious color for day 7of the Shardiya Navratri is red. Pay homage to the fiercest and the most fearsome incarnation of Goddess Parvati on the 7th day of Sharad Navratri with pure dedication and loyalty.

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Navratri Day Six - Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi

The 6th day of Shardiya Navratri commemorates Goddess Katyayani, who blesses her worshippers with spirituality and knowledge. The goddess governs the planet Jupiter, who is responsible for luck and good fortune in our life. 



Devi Avatar: Maa Katyayani


On the sixth day of the Shardiya Navratri, the warrior form of Goddess Parvati is celebrated. This sixth avatar of the Goddess Parvati took birth at Sage Katyayan’s ashram (hence her name, Katyayani) to put an end to the atrocities done by Mahishasura. The goddess has a radiant aura around her. Her magnificent color is due to the sun’s glare imbued in her. The goddess has four arms; the upper right hand is in the Abhaya Mudra, and the lower right hand in Vara Mudra. Left hands carry a Sword and a Lotus flower each. Maa Katyayani’s ‘Vaahan’ is a fierce lion. Worshipping the goddess with full devotion can heighten the chances of unmarried girls getting married. Paying homage to Maa Katyayani activates and balances your Anahat Chakra, which immunes you against diseases, sorrow, and fear. Any stuck work could also be brought back on track with the blessings of Devi Katyayani.



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Chanting the below mentioned mantra will manifold the blessings of the goddess in your life.

Chandrahasojjvalakara Shardulavaravahana।
Katyayani Shubham Dadyadevi Danavaghatini॥

चन्द्रहासोज्ज्वलकरा शार्दूलवरवाहना।
कात्यायनी शुभं दद्याद् देवी दानवघातिनी॥

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The goddess loves Honey as her offering. Auspicious color for day 6 of the Shardiya Navratri is white. Pay homage to the fiercest incarnation of Goddess Parvati on the 6th day of Sharad Navratri with pure dedication and loyalty.

According to the legends, it’s also believed that Goddess Kanyakumari is the avatar of Maa Katyayani. Worshipping this avatar of Goddess Parvati, benefits the unmarried natives and those who’ve been trying to get married.

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Navratri Day Five - Maa Skandamata Puja Vidhi

Goddess Skandamata blesses her worshippers on the 5th day of the Shardiya Navratri. The goddess is believed to govern the planet Mercury, who influences our communication skills, intellect, and logical reasoning. 



Devi Avatar: Maa Skandamata


On the 5th day of the Shardiya Navratri, Maa Skandamata is worshipped. The day commemorates the mother of ‘Skanda’ (Kartikeya) that’s why the name. Paying homage to the goddess balances your Vishuddh Chakra, and removes the blockage in your creative and intellectual wisdom.



She mounts a lion and sits in a lotus position, due to which she’s also known as Goddess Padmasana. The goddess has four arms. She carries her son, Skanda Kumar in her right arm, the upper two arms hold a lotus flower each, and her right lower arm is raised in the Abhay mudra. According to a legend, it’s believed that after completing her meditation Goddess Skandamata married Lord Shiva and gave birth to a boy, Skanda. Under the leadership of Lord Skanda, the deities triumphed over the demons. The 5th day of the Shardiya Navratri celebrates the mother of Skanda, Goddess Skandamata who imbues us with good values, health, wealth, and prosperity. It’s auspicious to use orange color and bananas while paying homage to the goddess.

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Chanting the below mentioned mantra will manifold the blessings of the motherly goddess in your life.

Simhasanagata Nityam Padmashritakaradvaya।
Shubhadastu Sada Devi Skandamata Yashasvini॥

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्माञ्चित करद्वया।
शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥

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Navratri Day Four - Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

Maa Kushmanda blesses her devotees on the 4th day of the Shardiya Navratri. She is believed to have resided inside the Sun Mandala for years. AstroSage has compiled an informative blog on the Goddess of warmth and knowledge.

Devi Avatar: MAA KUSHMANDA


The 4th day of Shardiya Navratri commemorates Maa Kushmanda, avatar of Maa Bhagwati. As the popular belief states, with just a flash of her radiant smile the goddess created the whole universe (Brahmanda) and thus the name, Kushmanda came into being. It is also believed that when the universe had no form and darkness cocooned it, Maa Kushmanda with her laughter spawned the universe to the form that we know today. Due to this, she’s known as Aadishakti or Aadiswaroopa of the universe. Maa Kushmanda has 8 arms, which popularised her another name Ashtbhuja. Her seven hands carry Kamandal, Bow, Arrow, Lotus flower, Amrit Kalash, Chakra, and Gada, and the eighth hand carries a Jap mala which delivers Siddhis and Niddhis. The goddess likes ‘Malpua’ as her offering. Worshipping Maa Kushmanda activates the Anahat Chakra, which cures all health ailments, sadness, and ends your sorrows.

To know more about Maa Kushmanda.



Chant the below mentioned mantra while worshipping the goddess to get her blessings: 

Surasampurnakalasha Rudhiraplatumev cha
Dadhana Hastapadmastabhyam Kushmanda Shubhdastu Mei 

सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥

Maa Kushmanda is the fourth avatar of Goddess Durga. Devotees worship Maa Kushmanda for health, wealth, bliss, and prosperity. Offer ‘Malpua’ to the goddess on the pujan day. The goddess is believed to like brown color so it’s advised that you wear brown as well as inculcate as much brown as you can in the pujan ingredients. 

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Navratri Day Three - Maa Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi

Maa Chandraghanta blesses her devotees on the 3rd auspicious day of the Shardiya Navratri. The goddess is believed to govern the planet Venus, which is the bearer of culture, luxury, and refinement in our lives.




Devi Avatar: Maa Chandraghanta


The third day of Shardiya Navratri commemorates Maa Chandraghanta, the goddess of peace and welfare. Maa Chandraghanta’s forehead is adorned by a half moon(chandra), which looks like a bell, and hence the name, ChandraGhanta. Her aura is sparkling gold and she’s pictured with ten hands. Goddess Chandraghanta mounts on a tiger and sits upright in a posture which depicts her ready to go to war with all her weapons that she is carrying, Trishul, Gada, sword, and bow and arrow. She has a Japa mala and a Kamandal as well, symbolising her solemn nature. It is believed that the goddess likes milk as her offering. By worshipping Maa Chandraghanta, we activate our Manipur Chakra. Maa Chandraghanta is believed to bless her devotees with bliss, tranquility, and splendour in life.



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Pindajapravararudha Chandrakopastrakairyuta
Prasadam Tanute Mahyam Chandraghanteti Vishruta

पिण्डज प्रवरारूढा चण्डकोपास्त्रकैर्युता।
प्रसादं तनुते मह्यम् चन्द्रघण्टेति विश्रुता॥

Aforementioned mantra pleases Maa Chadraghanta and yields excellent results to those who pay homage to her with complete faith and dedication. This day is celebrated in her name to end the vices in mankind and increase the intellect of her devotees. Maa Chandraghanta blesses her devotees with a stress free and prosperous life. Yellow color is Maa’s favourite color, so it’s advised that her worshippers use that in the pujan. Milk, ghee, kheer, fruits, fragrant flowers are things believed to please Maa Chandraghanta.

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Navratri Day Two - Maa Brahmacharini Puja Vidhi

Maa Brahmacharini blesses her worshippers on the 2nd day of the Shardiya Navratri. AstroSage has compiled an informative blog on how to please the goddess of warmth and love, and get the maximum results during these 9 auspicious days.




The 2nd day of the Shardiya Navratri commemorates Maa Brahmacharini. The goddess did austere absolution for Lord Shiva and till the time she married him, she was called Brahmacharini. The unmarried form of Goddess Parvati is worshipped as Maa Brahmacharini. The goddess possesses a grand and bright aura around her. Her right hand carries a rosary while the left carries a Kamandal. By worshipping and praying to her, we can balance our Swadhishtan chakra. 



Devi Avatar: Maa Brahmacharini


The second day of Navratri is dedicated to pay homage to Goddess Brahmacharini. This avatar of Goddess Durga is particularly worshipped by the sages and monks. 

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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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Maa Shailputri blesses her devotees and ends their Moon related agony and woes. Try to get the maximum benefits this Shardiya Navratri by using our Exclusive products.



हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

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


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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.
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