Magh Navratri, also popular as Gupt Navratri, is observed in Magh Month. In 2018, Magh Navratri Ghatasthapana date is January 18. This Navratri continues till January 26 and on this day Navratri Paarana is observed to mark the end of this Puja.
This festival is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and each form of the Goddess is worshipped on each day. In some places Navadurga forms and in some other places Nava Devi forms are worshipped.
Magh Navratri is mainly observed in North Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Another Gupt Navratri celebrated to worship nine forms of Durga is Ashad Navratri.
Magh Navratri Ghatasthapana (Kalasha Sthapana) is on 18 January 2018.
Auspicious Time for Ghatasthapana : 7.32 AM to 8.46 AM. For those who want to perform Ghatasthapana during Abhijit Muhurat, it is – 12:15 to 12:58 Noon.
Auspicious days during Magh Navratri 2018
Chandra Darshan – 18 January 2018 – Kalasha Sthapana, Shailaputri Navdurga Puja
Sri Vasavi Atmarpana – 19 January 2018, Brahmacharini Navdurga Puja
20 January 2018 – Chandraghanta Navdurga Puja
Ganesh Jayanti – 21 January 2018, Kushmanda Navdurga Puja
Vasant Panchami – 22 January 2018, Skandamata Navdurga Puja
Skanda Shashti – 23 January 2018 (Sheetala Shashti), Katyayani Navdurga Puja
Ratha Saptami – 24 January 2018, Kalratri Navdurga Puja
Bhishmashtami – 25 January 2018, Mahagauri Navdurga Puja
Bhishma Navami, Nandini Devi Puja – 26 January 2018, Siddhidhatri Navdurga Puja
26 January 2018 – Navratri Paarana