Basanti Puja 2017, Basanti Pooja in Bengal

Basanti Puja or Basant Navratri Durga Pooja is observed during Basant Navratri mainly in Bengal. Basant Navratri is the nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga and in Bengal it is observed for last 3-5 days of Navratri. In 2017, Basanti Puja starts on April 3 and ends on April 5. In some areas, this festival is […]

Ayudha Puja 2017 during Navratri Durga Puja

Durga Devi

Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Ayudha Puja date is September 30. Ayudha Puja is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Kerala Ayudha Puja is performed on Mahanavami day (September 29). In some other […]

Navaratri Vratha Mahatmyam, Why Navratri Vrat is observed in Chaitra Month & Ashwin Month

What is Navaratri Vratha mahatmyam or mahima? Why Navratri vrat is observed in Chaitra month and Ashwin month (Ashwayuja Navaratri)? Similar to Ugadi and Sankranti, Sharan Navaratri festival celebration is also emerged from the latent knowledge of ancient times. In a scripture, Sage Veda Vyasa exemplifies the Navratri vrat mahima as below: Shrunu raha spravakshami […]

Vasant Navratri 2017 | Basant Navaratri | 9 Auspicious Days During Chaitra month

Vasant Navratras (Chaitra Navratri, Sri Ram Navratri) is dedicated to Goddess Durga Devi, Maha Lakshmi Devi & Maa Saraswati Devi. In 2017, Vasant Navratri begins on March 28 and ends on April 5. The celebrations of nine nights in Hinduism are considered as very significant and spiritually important. Vasant Navratras or Ram Navratri is also referred […]

Aparajita Puja 2017

Durga Mata

Aparajita Puja is observed on Vijayadashami (Dussehra) during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2017, Aparajita Puja date is September 30. ‘Aparajita’ means the one who is unbeatable. It falls on Dashami in Shukla Paksha Ashwin Month. Aparajitha Devi is not a manifestation of Goddess Durga but a form which symbolizes the victory of the Goddess over demons. […]

Mahanavami 2017 (Maha Navami Puja during Durga Navratri)

Mahanavami is the culmination day of Navratri. It falls on ninth day of Navratri in Ashwin Month. Mahanavami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami, the ninth day of Durga Navratri. In 2017, Mahanavami date is September 29 during Sharad Navratri and April 5 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri. Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day […]

Vehicles of Goddess Durga Arrival, Departure for Navratri

Goddess Durga's vehicle

Goddess Durga arrival, departure during Navratri Puja is considered very significant. The vehicles on which Goddess Durga comes and goes on the first day and the last day of Navratri respectively represents the coming year’s harvest, prosperity, happiness, wealth, health, etc, for people. These are considered as omens for Navratri. The various modes for Durga’s […]

Kumari Puja on Kanjak Ashtami during Navratri Durga Puja

Kumari Puja or Kanjak Ashtami puja is an important ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2016, Kumari Puja date is October 9, Durga Ashtami. In some regions, it is observed on Mahanavami i.e. October 10. Kumari Puja is worshipping young girls who have not attained puberty. Durga or any other Mother Goddess is equal […]

Navratri Durga Puja & Mesha Rashi Natives

This post on Navratri Durga Puja for Mesha Rashi natives explains about the Goddesses to be worshipped by Aries sign people. It is the best time to worship Goddess Durga and get divine blessings from her. The Mesha Rashi natives those who are Dasamahavidya Upasakas (Sadhaks), should perform ‘Tara Mahavidya Puja’. Those who perform Durga […]

Durga Ashtami 2016: Mahashtami Puja, Veerashtami

Durga Ashtami Puja, Durgashtami, Mahashtami, Veerashtami, is the main festival in Durga Navratri Pooja. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Ashwin month or Ashwayuja masam. In 2016, Durga Ashtami date is October 9. Rituals, Customs and Pujas to observe on Durgashtami: Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga mata to worship on Durgashtami day. Maha […]