Kanya Puja 2017 | Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2017, Kanya Puja date is September 28. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (September 28) or on Mahanavami (September 29). During Chaitra Navaratri, Kanya Puja date is April 4 / April 5, 2017. Kanya or Kumari Puja […]

Durga Visarjan 2017 | Durga idol Bisarjan after Durga Puja 2017

Durga Visarjan

Durga Visarjan (immersion / Nimajjan) is the concluding event in Durga Navratri puja or Durga Puja. In 2017, Durga Visarjan date is September 30th. Ganerally, Durga immersion is performed on Vijaya Dashami day. But nowadays to prolong the festivities, the Durga immersion is also getting prolonged. In some areas, Visarjan is observed on October 12, […]

Navaratri 2017 in Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple

Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore is one of the powerful Astadasha Shakti Peetha, 18 prominent temples of Mother Goddess. Mysore Navaratri 2017 begins on September 21 and ends on 30 September with Dasara festival. Durga Navaratri celebrated in Ashwina month is the most popular and the biggest event in Southern India, especially in Karnataka. Mysore Dasara celebrations are […]

Navratri 2017 dates

Navratri is a nine-nights festival celebrated in huge scale in India and many other countries where Hindu population is in large numbers. Navratri festival falls in Ashwin Month (Ashwayuja Masam) as per Hindu calendar. Navratri is also called as Maha Navratri, Durga Navratri, Devi Sharan Navratri, Sharadiya Navratri, etc.. In 2017, Navratri begins on 21 September and […]

Vijayadashami 2017 | Vijaya Dashami

Vijayadashami is the tenth and last day of Durga Navratri. In Bengal it is the culmination day of Durga Puja. In 2017, Vijayadashami date is September 30. Vijaya Dashami, known with various names – Dussehra or Dasara – signifies the victory of good over evil. This festival is celebrated with much gusto in every region of India […]

Durga Navratri Festival in Ancient Times | Navadurga Puja

According to some scriptures, in ancient times, Durga Navratri festival was a special festival for the Kshatriyas. The four-month long monsoon season was a critical time to perform any type of military activity. Hence, the Kshatriyas start their activities for new conquests. Kings worship Navadurga, nine manifestations of the Mother Goddess, before 9 days of […]

Vijaya Dashami celebrations in North India

Vijaya Dashami is observed on Ashwin shukla paksha Dashami and it is celebrated all over North India. Ramlila Utsav, Kota Dussehra Mela and Kullu Dussehra celebrations make the festival huger. Ramleela Utsav: In North India people celebrate the festival Vijayadashami as the victory of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan. On this day, Ram killed […]

Shakambari Navratri, Ashada Navaratra in Bhadrakali Temple, Hanamkonda

Shakambari Maa

Shakambari Navratri, nine festive nights dedicated to Shakambari devi, is observed in Ashada masam at Bhadrakali Temple in Hanamkonda (Warangal), Andhra Pradesh. Bhadrakali Ammavaru at Hanamkonda is a Shakti Peetha, dedicated to Mother Goddess. Goddess Bhadrakali is the ferocious form of Goddess Shakti. Bhadra kali is the consort of Lord Veerabhadreshwara Swamy. Bhadrakali is worshipped […]

Kushmanda Navdurga: Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Kushmanda

Kushmanda Navdurga is the fourth aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratri pooja. In 2017, Maa Kushmanda pooja date is September 24 in Sharad Navratri and on March 31 in Vasant Navratri. Spiritual importance of Maa Kushmanda: Kushmanda Devi is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratra pooja. On this day, Yogis or other dedicated devotees […]

Devi Mahatmyam Reading Procedure, How to read Devi Saptashati

Goddess Durga Devi

Devi Mahatmyam (Durga Saptashati or Chandi Path) is a powerful text dedicated to Goddess Shakti. The reading procedure of Devi Saptashati is given here in detail version. Many devotees are confused on how to recite this powerful text – on which day, which adhyaya (chapter) needs to be chanted.. There are two methods to start […]