Kanya Puja 2014, Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2014, Kanya Puja date is October 2. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (October 2) or on Mahanavami (October 3). In Chaitra Navratri, Kanya Puja date is April 7.

Kanya or Kumari Puja is a ritual of worshipping a girl aged between six and twelve, symbolising the Kanya Kumari (virgin) form of Goddess Durga Devi. Devotees perform the Kanya Puja in front of the idol of Goddess Durga. Devotees believe that a Kanya is a living replica of the Goddess Durga.

Read Kanya Puja vidhi, procedure of Kanya Puja here..

A young girl aged 1 year to 12 years who is not attained puberty considered as a Kanya for Kanya Puja. The Kanya Kumari is named according to her age:

1 year – Sandhya,

2 years – Saraswati,

3 years – Tridhamurthi,

4 years – Kalika,

5 years – Subhaga,

6 years – Uma,

7 years – Malini,

8 years – Kuvjika,

9 years – Kalasandarbha,

10 years – Aparajita,

11 years – Rudrani,

12 years – Bhairavi and

13 years – Mahalaxmi.

Kanya Puja is a main ritual of Mahanavami in Bengal during Durga Pooja.

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  1. why do we do kanjak puja

    By Nityabuddha at October 3, 2014 at 7:03 am
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    By Tanisha at September 25, 2014 at 5:55 am
  4. how many girls for kanjak puja

    By Sunanda at April 8, 2014 at 1:29 am
  5. is the kanya puja the same thing as the kanjak puja?

    By Narasimha at December 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm
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    By Shachi at November 14, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  7. navratri ashtami how many kanyas should be called

    By Dhanya at April 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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    By Sachchit at April 19, 2013 at 9:06 am
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    By Rina at April 19, 2013 at 3:26 am
  10. kanjak poojan is on 18 or 19 april

    By Ishani at April 18, 2013 at 8:53 am
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    By Rishabh at April 17, 2013 at 9:58 am
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    By Bhavan at April 17, 2013 at 3:05 am
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    By Rohita at April 16, 2013 at 11:01 pm
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    By Vyan at April 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm
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    By Nirali at April 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm
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    By Atambhu at April 11, 2013 at 11:16 am
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