Aparajita Puja 2016

Durga Mata

Aparajita Puja is observed on Vijayadashami (Dussehra) during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2016, Aparajita Puja date is October 11. ‘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 2016 (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 2016, Mahanavami date is October 10. Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day festival, Sharad Navaratri. As per Hindu beliefs, Durga puja […]

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 […]

Ayudha Puja 2016 during Navratri Durga Puja

Durga Devi

Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2016, Ayudha Puja date is October 11. 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 (October 10). In some other […]

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 […]

Sindur Khela during Durga Puja

Sindur Khela or Sindoor Khela is the ritual observed on the last day of Navratri Durga Puja. The Navratri Puja is held for nine days in which the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on each day and on the tenth day, the festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated and the Goddess is given a […]

Durga Visarjan 2016: Durga idol Bisarjan after Durga Puja 2016

Durga Visarjan

Durga Visarjan (immersion / Nimajjan) is the concluding event in Durga Navratri puja or Durga Puja. In 2016, Durga Visarjan date is October 11th. 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, […]

RK Math Durga Puja 2016, Hyderabad

RK Math is one of the popular and prestigious matha to host Durga Puja in a grand way. This year, Durga Puja begins on October 7 with Chandi Puja and ends on October 11 with Durga Nimajjanam. Ramakrishna Matham , located in Domalguda, Hyderabad will be hosting Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja on Sharad Purnima. Here is […]