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, […]

Vidyarambham 2017, Ezhuthiniruthu during Durga Navratri in Kerala

Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navaratri Pooja in Kerala. In 2017, Vidyarambham date is September 30. Vidyarambham puja is performed on Vijaya Dashami day which falls in the Malayalam month of Thulam Month / Kanni masam. On Vijaya Dashami day in Kerala children between two and three or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mahalaya Durga Puja 2017 | Beginning of Devipaksha

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Mahalaya, Mahalaya Amavasya is the last day of Pitru Paksha. In 2017, Mahalaya date is September 19. On this day, In Bengal, Durga Puja is started. Devotees welcome Goddess Durga or Mahishasura Mardhini to their homes on this day. The six-day long Durga Puja celebrations will be started on Mahalaya. In other parts of India, people observe […]

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 […]

Shailaputri, Goddess Shailputri Navdurga

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Goddess Shailaputri is the first Navadurga Mata among the nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratra festival. Maa Sailaputri is worshipped on the first day or on the Kalash Sthapana or Ghatshtapana day. In 2017, Shailaputri puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is September 21. In Chaitra Navratri, Shailaputri Puja date was March 28, 2017.  Shailaputri […]