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Mahanavami Puja Muhurat, 18 October 2018 | Timings – 9th day Navratri Poojan

In Ashwin Navratri, 9th day of Navratri 2018 is October 18. 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 2018, Mahanavami date is October 18 during Sharad Navratri and March 25 […]

9th day of Navratri 2018 – October 18

9th day of Navratri 2018 is March 26 in Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri) & 18 October in Durga Sharad Navratri. This day marks Mahanavami. It also marks the fourth day of Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India. Navratri Paarana is also observed on this day. Today’s Goddess to worship in Navadurga […]

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 […]

Vahana Puja on Vijaya Dashami, Vehicle Puja

Vahana Puja, thanksgiving puja to vahanas or vehicles, is popularly observed on Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra / Dasara). In 2018, it is performed on October 18. As Vijaya Dashami is dedicated to celebrate the victory of good over evil, Ayudha Puja and Vahana Puja are the grand rituals to perform on this day. Vahan or vehicle […]

Hayagriva Puja on Mahanavami during Navratri

Hayagriva Swamy

Hayagriva Puja is observed on Mahanavami day in Navratri. The ninth day of Navaratri, Lord Hayagriva (Horse-headed incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is worshipped in many places of India, especially in South India. In 2018, Mahanavami Hayagriva Puja date is October 18. Hayagriva Swamy is the Lord of wisdom and knowledge. Mahanavami is the day of […]

Mahanavami 2018 | 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 2018, Mahanavami date is October 18 during Sharad Navratri and March 25 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri. Maha Navami is the last day of […]

Ayudha Navami

Ayudha Navami (Astra Navami) is one of the major rituals observed during Sharad Ashwin Navratri. In 2018, Ayudha Navami date is October 18. It falls on Shukla Paksha Navami in Ashwin Month. According to Tamil calendar Ayudha Navami falls in Purattasi Masam, Kanni Masam of Malayalam calendar and Aashin Month in Bengali Panjika. Ayudha Puja is […]

Shami Puja, Banni Puja, Jammi Pooja | Worship to Shami Tree

Shami Puja, also known as Banni Puja or Jammi Pooja, is a ritual observed on Vijaya Dashami (Dasara / Dussehra) in all places of India. In 2018, Shami Puja date is October 18. Shami puja is known as Jammi Puja in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh and Banni Puja in Karnataka. There is a popular legend […]

Shami Puja Stotram | Dasara Shami Puja Prayer

Shami Puja stotram is given in this article. Shami puja is an important ritual to perform on Vijayadashami or Dasara day. Shami tree is worshipped and the leaves of Shami tree are exchanged among each other in some places of India. Shami pooja is known as Banni Puja or Jammi puja in some South Indian […]

Siddhidhatri Mantras – Moola Mantra, Dhyana Sloka, Stotra

Siddhidhatri Mantras – Siddhidhatri Moola Mantra, Siddhidhatri Dhyan Mantra and Siddhidhatri Stotrams are given here. Siddhidhatri Puja is observed on the ninth day of Navratri. Siddhidhatri Mool Mantra Siddhagandharvayakshadyaira surairaramrairapi| sevyamaanaa sadaa bhooyat siddhida siddhidayinee|| Dhayan Mantra Vande Vanchhit Manarorarthe Chandraghrit Shekhram | Kamalsthita Chaturbhuja Siddhi Yashswaneem || Savarnavarna nirvana chakrasthitanavam durga trinetram|| Shankh, Chakra, […]

Siddhidhatri Kavach (Siddhidhatri Kavacham)

Mata Siddhidhatri Ninth Navadurga aspect

Siddhidhatri Kavach (Siddhidhatri Kavacham) is a prayer dedicated to Goddess Siddhidhatri, 9th Navadurga aspect. During Navratri, Siddhidhatri Mata is worshipped on the ninth day. Siddhidhatri is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri – both Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri) and Sharad Navratri (Ashwin Navratri). Ninth day of Navratri is also observed as Mahanavami, Suvasini Pooja, […]

Siddhidhatri Aarti | Mata Siddhidatri Aarti

‘Siddhidhatri Aarti’ is the Aarti dedicated to Maa Siddhidhatri Devi, the Ninth among Navadurga Mata, nine aspects of Goddess Durga worshipped in Navratri Durga Puja. It is popularly recited on ninth day of Navratri. In Chaitra Navratri, Siddhidhatri Puja date was March 25. In 2018, Siddhidhatri Puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 18. Siddhidatri […]

Vidyarambham | Ezhuthiniruthu on Vijaya Dashami in Kerala

Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is the tradtion observed on Vijaya Dashami day during the nine-day festival, Durga Navaratri Pooja which falls in the Malayalammonth of Kanni. Vidyarambham 2018 date is October 18. Vidyarambham is the main ritual in Kerala during which children between two and three or five years old are initiated into the world of […]

Suhasini Puja | Suvasini Pooja during Sharad Navaratri

Suvasini Pooja

Suhasini puja, also referred as Suvasini Pooja, is a ritual observed during Sharad Navaratri. There is no specific day or date to perform the puja but in some days on Kalasha Sthapana and Durgashtami day, Suhasini Puja is observed. Though, the puja is a common ritual on every Purnima, but during Navaratri days it is auspicious. The pooja involves […]

Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2018

mahishasura mardini durga

For 18 October 2018, Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple for Navaratri is – Mahishasuramardhini Devi. It is the 9th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. Due to Tithi Dwayam on 18 October 2018, Kanakadurga Ammavaru is worshipped as ‘Mahishasura Mardhini’ till 11 in […]

Ravan Vadh or Ravana vadha – Burning large effigies of Ravan on Vijaya Dashami

Ravan Vadh or Ravana Vadha is a ritual and tradition performed on Vijaya Dashami or Dussara. Ravana, who is also called as Dashakanta, was killed by Lord Rama on this day. To commemorate the defeat of Ravana and the victory of good over evil, people started celebrating ‘Dush-hara’ (the defeat of Dashakanta – Ravana). In […]

Durgashtami Puja Muhurat, 17 October 2018 | Timings – 8th day Navratri Poojan

During Ashwin Navratri, 8th day of Navratri 2018 is on 17 October. This day marks Devi Ashtami, Durga Ashtami, Mahashtami, Virashtami.. On this day, Maa Mahagauri is worshipped in Navadurga Sampradaya (Shakteya Sampradayam). Sri Durga Devi is the 8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2018, 16 October. During Dasara Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day […]