Chaitra Navratra/Ashwin Navratri- 2018
Navratras are observed twice a year, one in the month of Chaitra (18th March, 2018 - 25th March, 2018), preceding Ramnavami,
and then in Ashvin (10th October, 2018 - 18th October, 2018) preceding Dussehra. This nine-day Navratra
commences with the new union of Ashvin and terminates with Mahanavami, on the ninth lunar
On the ninth lunar the bright half of the month. During these nine days, devotees Keep
strict fast and worship Durga. The style of observing Navratra in different parts of the
country may be different, but its sole aim is to propitiate Mother Durga and to seek her
On Pratipada (first lunar day of bright half of Ashvin) an earthen pitcher filled with
water, its mouth covered with green leaves and an earthen lid, is installed with invocation
, the god of learning and wisdom, and then Durga is invoked and ritually worshipped
with durva grass, flowers, leaves, lamps, incense, new grains, raiments, etc. Barley seeds
are also sprouted and grown in a pot on this occasion, and the same is worn in caps and
on ears on the final day.
Unmarried girls below the age of ten are also worshipped and
given gifts during these Nine days. A clarified butter lamp is always kept burning before
the installed pitcher during the celebration, and daily Durga-saptashti, Devi Bhava Purim
and Devi Mahatma section of the Markandeya Puran are read the recited.
In Bengal Durga Puja is celebrated with great excitement and Festivity and huge pujn
pavilion, with an idol of ten-armed Durga is, setup at varius places. Durga the beautiful,
but fierce goddess rides her mount of the lion , killing the demon Mahishasura.
of her ten hands she hold one of the gods special weapons: Vishnu's discuss,Shiva�s trident
, varuna�s conch shell, Agni's flaming dart, Vayu's bow, surya�s quiver , Indra?a thunderbolt,
kubera�s club a garland of snakes from shesh , and as a charger , a lion from the himalaya.
A fierce battle raged between Durga and Mahishasura , but finally she killed him with a spear.
Durga Puja Surpasses all other festivals in Bengal in its popularity and mass appeal.
During the celebration,music, dance, drama and poetry are performed before the enthralled
audience. The earthern images of goddess Durga are taken on the final day in triumphal
procession from all corners of coverage on the river where they are ceremonially immersed. Durga Puja is more than a ritual as it invests the lives of every one with a new enlightenment,
and produces a feverish literary and artistic activity.
It is believed that Durga visit her
parents Himavan and Maina only during these days in a year. The final day marks the end of this
brief visit when she leaves for Mount Kailash, the abode of her lord and husband Shiva. Bengali
ladies give an emotion-charged and affectionate send off to Durga, and the ceremony is
characterized with a daughter's departure to her husband's house.
NINE DAYS AND NINE FORMS OF GODDESS DURGA IN NAVRATRE
First Day - Maa Shailputri
Second Day - Maa Brahmcharini
Third Day - Maa Chandraghanta
Fourth Day - Maa Kushmanda
Fifth Day - Maa Skandmata
Sixth Day - Maa Katyayani
Seventh Day - Maa Kalratri
Eighth Day - Maa Mahagauri
Nine Day - Maa Siddhidatri
Complete Stepwise Puja Procedure to be done in Navratre
Remedies to be done in Navratre for Health , Wealth and Properity -
Nine days of Durga Navratre are considered best for performing remedies to acheive desired , we have tried to collect some important remedies , which can be performed for marriage , wealth and health.
Mantras to be chanted in the auspicious Nine days
Astrological Products to appease or symbolise Maa
Nine Mukhi Rudraksha - Symbolising Nine forms
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Durga Yantra ,
Durga Chalisa For The Goddess Durga Stuti
Rudraksha Durga Pendant
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