Kalash Sthapana or Ghat Sthapana for Durga Pooja

Kalash Sthapana or Ghat Sthapana is the initiation of Durga Pooja during Durga Navratri. Kalash sthapana is performed on the next day to Mahalaya Amavasya or on First day (Padyami / Prathami) during Durga puja. Kalash Sthapana 2014 date or Ghatasthapana 2014 date is September 25.

Kalash Sthapan Puja steps – How to do Kalasha Pooja?

Take a fresh silver or bronze or copper or earthen pot and fill it (upto its neck) with holy water place Pancha pallavas (five types of sacred leaves) or mango leaves. Kalash is decorated with haldi (turmeric powder), chandan (sandalwood powder) and kumkum (vermillion powder).

Keep a coconut on the Kalash and cover it with a blouse piece. The coconut is also decorated with chandan paste.

While chanting the Durga Pooja Kalasha Sankalpa mantra, recite the sloka given below:

Karishyami vratham matarnavaratra manuththamam
Sahayyam kuru mei devi ! Jagadamba ! mamahkhilam

Mother Goddess! I am observing the fruitful Navratra vrata. Jagadamba! Please give me courage, patience and devotion and help me in every aspect during Durga pooja.

Kalasha Sthapana Vidhi

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    By vedprakash mandle at October 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  10. It is peeled off and eaten as prasaad

    By Sharad Gupta at June 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm
  11. we break the coconut on the pooja spot after nine days…

    By AKASH DOHRE at July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm
  12. Hello,
    I would like to know that what to do with the cocnut on kalash after 9 days of puja. Should we break n eat it or do visarjan of it.

    By Kavs at September 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm