Akhanda Deepam for Navaratri Durga Puja (Akhand Diya)

Akhanda Deepam

Akhanda Deepam

Akhanda Deepam for Navaratri Durga Puja (Akhand Jyoti) is very significant as it should be there till the conclusion of the Puja. Kalasha (Ghata) and Akhanda Deepam are the two significant aspects of Navratri Puja.

How to choose the place for Akhanda Deepam

Choose a suitable place for Akhanda Deepam where no wind passes through the diya. You need to check the diya once in a while and put some oil whenever it needs.

How to prepare Akhand Diya

Take a copper plate or Bhoja Patra and draw a ‘Shatkona’ with Kumkum and write ‘OM HREEM KLEEM CHAMUNDAYAI VICHCHAI’ on that. Then install ‘Ghee diya’ on Shatkona while chanting any Devi mantra.

After that chant ‘Devi Deepadhara Yatraya Namaha’ mantra. Then lit the diya, and pray to the Diya that it should rise with good light and no obstacle should occur till your puja is completed.

This Diya should be there till Navratri ends. Install a small diya just beside the Akhand diya, whenever you put oil and adjust the Akhand diya, lit the small diya and keep it lighting.

To protect Akhand diya from wind and insects, cover it with glass article or with a clay pot with holes.

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  1. mayuri says:

    what will happen if akhand diya goes in middle of the pooja cause of wind,it has happened with me iam very much disapointed with this..please let me know what i shud ido..immedtailey i have lited it again.

    • If Akhand diya goes in middle, need not to worry. Just chant Devi Kshama Prarthana Stotra and light it again. If you have lit it again, just chant Devi Kshama Prarthana Stotra and pray to Mata.

  2. reena says:

    how to put off akhand diya

  3. Sridevi says:

    What happens if akhanda deepam goes of with no reason

  4. Amit Panchal says:

    Which oil has to be used for lighting diya for Devi Maa puja?

  5. Swathi says:

    If oil is leaking out after 4 days fromthe base what to do.. iam getting so sad abt it