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 worshipping a girl aged between six and twelve, symbolising the Kanya Kumari (virgin) form of Goddess Durga Devi. Devotees perform the Kanya Puja in front of the idol of Goddess Durga. Devotees believe that a Kanya is a living replica of the Goddess Durga.

Read Kanya Puja vidhi, procedure of Kanya Puja here..

A young girl aged 1 year to 12 years who is not attained puberty considered as a Kanya for Kanya Puja. The Kanya Kumari is named according to her age:

1 year – Sandhya,

2 years – Saraswati,

3 years – Tridhamurthi,

4 years – Kalika,

5 years – Subhaga,

6 years – Uma,

7 years – Malini,

8 years – Kuvjika,

9 years – Kalasandarbha,

10 years – Aparajita,

11 years – Rudrani,

12 years – Bhairavi and

13 years – Mahalaxmi.

Kanya Puja is a main ritual of Mahanavami in Bengal during Durga Pooja.

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  2. Atambhu says:

    what age girls should be given durgaashtami prasad

  3. Nirali says:

    which day will be kanjak poojan in april 2013

  4. Vyan says:

    when is kanjak puja 2015 of april month

  5. Rohita says:

    On what date should kanya pujan of navmi be done this chaitra navratti

  6. Bhavan says:

    when is kanya puja for 2018 vasant navratri

  7. Rishabh says:

    is kanjak pujan of navratri done on chaturthi

  8. Ishani says:

    kanjak poojan is on 18 or 19 april

  9. Rina says:

    can we do kanjak puja on ram navami

  10. Sachchit says:

    what time do we feed kanjak in navratra

  11. Dhanya says:

    navratri ashtami how many kanyas should be called

  12. Narasimha says:

    is the kanya puja the same thing as the kanjak puja?

  13. Chandrpeed says:

    which day is satmi and astmi in navratri vrat in 2015

  14. Indu says:

    Jai Mata Di
    Could anyone please let me know
    – what is the minimum number of girls required for kanjak pooja?
    – what is the time duration during which kanjak pooja can be done in October 2015?
    Thanks

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    give me a information about all the festival and also known about me date and time . show all the rhaukal and muharat