Mahagauri Navdurga, Appearance & Dhyana Mantram

Mahagauri is the eighth form of Navadurga. She is worshipped on the eighth day or Durga Ashtami day during Navaratri. In 2018, Mahagauri Puja date is October 17. During Vasant Navratri Maha Gauri Puja date is March 25. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]

Kanya Puja 2018 | Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2018, Kanya Puja date is October 17. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (October 17) or on Mahanavami (October 18). During Chaitra Navaratri, Kanya Puja date is March 24. Kanya or Kumari Puja is a ritual of […]

Magh Navratri 2018 | Magha Navaratri dates

Magh Navratri or Magha Navaratri is observed in the Shukla Paksha during Magha maas or Magh month.  Magh Navratri is called as Gupt Navratri. In 2018, Magh Navratri begins on January 18 and ends on January 26. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and each form of the Goddess is worshipped on each day. In […]

Paush Navratri 2017-2018

Paush Navratri, also spelt as Poush Navratras, is a nine-day festival celebrated from eighth day to Purnima day in Paush month or Pushya masam. In 2017-2018, Paush Navratri begins on 26 December 2017 and ends on January 2, 2018. Pushya masa Navratras are also called as Shakambari Navratri in some areas. In Shakambari mata temples, […]

Theppotsavam | Vijayadashami Utsavam during Navaratras in Kanakadurga Temple Vijayawada

Theppotsavam is the main ritual performed on Vijayadasami or Dasara during Navaratras in Kanakadurga temple, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. It is the concluding event of Durga Navaratras in Durga Malleshwara Swamy Devasthanam. In 2017, Teppotsavam date is September 30. The presiding Deity of the temple, Kanakadurga Ammavasru along with Malleshwara Swamyvaru, is taken for a sail […]

Vijayadashami & Shami Puja, Legend & Significance

Vijayadashami is the final day of Durga Navaratri. On this day Durga Visarjan or Udvasan is performed. There is a popular legend associated with Vijaya Dashami tells us about another ritual ‘Shami Puja. Legend of Vijayadashami and Shami Puja Apart from the story of Lord Ram and Ravan about Vijayadashami, another legend is mentioned in […]

Vijayadasami Mahotsav 2017 in Kanpur (Ramlila for Dussehra)

Ramlila

Vijayadasami Mahotsav 2017 in Kanpur is organised by the one of the oldest Ramlila committees in Uttar Pradesh. In 2017, Navratri begins on 21 September and ends on 30 September. ‘Vijayadasami Mahotsav’ organised by a nearly 140-year-old Ramlila committee will begin in Kanpur from September, giving start to the festive season this month and next […]

Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2017

mahishasura mardini durga

For 29 September 2017, 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. Mahishasuramardini Devi is the most ferocious of the nine forms of the goddess. Mother Goddess appears as Mahishasuramardini […]

Siddhidatri, Goddess Siddhidatri Navadurga

Siddhidatri

Siddhidatri is the ninth and the last form of Navadurga Goddesses. She is worshipped on the last day, Mahanavami, of Durga Navratri. In 2017, Siddhidatri Pooja date is September 29 in Ashwin Navratri and April 5 in Vasant Navratri. Siddhidatri Mata gives her devotees all types of occult energies, which are named as ‘Ashtasiddhi. As […]

Mahagauri | Goddess Maha Gowri Navadurga

Mahagauri

Mahagauri, also spelt as Maha Gowri, is the eighth manifestation or aspect of Navadurga. Maha Gauri is worshipped on Durgashtami or Mahashtami, the eighth day during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Mahagouri pooja date is September 28. Mahagauri Maa is always considered as eight year old girl who is also called as Kanya or Kumari. Legend […]

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 […]

Durga Ashtami 2017 | 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 2017, Durga Ashtami date is September 28. Rituals, Customs and Pujas to observe on Durgashtami: Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga mata to worship on Durgashtami day. Maha […]

Durgashtami Significance | Legend of Mahashtami

Bhadrakali

Durga Ashtami, also known as Mahashtami or Veera Ashtami, is the eighth day of Durga Navratri. Durga Ashtami is very significant as per the Hindu beliefs and the legend associated with Durga Navratri Ashtami. In 2017, Durga Ashtami date is September 28. On Ashwin Krishna Ashtami day, Goddess Bhadrakali, the powerful and fierce form of […]

Kumari Pooja Procedure | Durga Navaratri Kanya Puja

Kumari Puja during Navaratri

Kumari pooja, Kanya Puja, is a ritual performed on Durgashtami day during Durga Navratri or Durga Puja. This puja is offered to virgin girls who are not attained puberty. Virgin girls are worshipped as nine Goddesses of Navaratri. In some places Kumari pooja is also performed on Mahanavami. How is Kumari Puja Performed? The devotees […]

Durgashtami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2017

For 28 September 2017, Durgashtami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri is – Durga Devi. It is the 8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2017, 28 September – Durgashtami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On ninth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the forms of Sri Durga Devi and […]

Kalaratri | Goddess Kaalratri Navadurga

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Kalaratri, also called as Kaalratri Navadurga, is the seventh aspect of Navdurga. Goddess Kalaratri is the Shakti worshipped on seventh day during Durga Navaratri. In 2017, Kalaratri pooja date (Durga Saptami / Maha Saptami) is September 27. Mother Kaldatri destroys the demons, devils, daanava, daitya, asura and all other wicked. All bhoota, pretha, pisacha will […]

Katyayani Navdurga, Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

katyayani

Goddess Katyayani, the sixth aspect of Navdurga, is worshipped on the sixth day during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Katyayani Mata puja date is September 26 in Ashwin Navratri. Spiritual importance of Katyayani Navdurga Pooja Goddess Katyayani puja is performed on the sixth day during Durga Navratra. On the day of Katyayani puja, Yogis or Sadhak […]

Mahasashti (Durga Shashti) | Sixth day of Durga Navratri

Maha Sashti (Durga Shashti) is the sixth day during Durga Navratri pooja and this day marks the beginning of Durga Puja in Bengal and some other East Indian states. In 2017, Durga Shashti date is September  26. Sashti during Durga Navaratri is also marks the beginning of Devi Triratra Vrata. On this day, Saraswati Puja starts. […]

Skandamata | Goddess Skandamata Navdurga

Skanda Mata

Skanda mata is the fifth phase of Navdurga, nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navaratri. Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day during Durga pooja. In 2017, Skanda mata puja date is September 25. Goddess Skanda mata is the mother of Lord Skanda or Subrahmanya, also worshipped as Lord Shanmukha, Kumara, Kartikeya or Murugan. Lord Skanda […]

Lalitha Panchami 2017

Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi

Lalitha Panchami is the fifth day of Navratri Durga Puja. It is the most auspicious day of Navarathri. Lalitha panchami is the most auspicious day in Durga Navratri puja. In 2017, Lalita Panchami date is September 25. Lalitha Panchami is dedicated to the Red Goddess, Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi, one of the forms of Goddess Shakti. The […]