Magh Navratri 2023 | 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 2023, Magh Navratri begins on January 22 and ends on January 30. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and each form of the Goddess is worshipped on each day. […]

Durga Puja Significance | Spiritual Importance of Navratri | Shri Devi Pooja Mahatmyam

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Durga Puja Significance, Spiritual Importance of Navratri (Shri Devi Pooja Mahatmyam) is discussed in this article.. Durga Navratri Durga Puja is the most auspicious time to worship the Mother Goddess. During these days, Durga will be in full swing and her powers are very active to bless her devotees and to destroy the evil forces. Devi […]

Kumari Puja: Kanya Pooja during Durga Navratri

Kumari Puja or Kanya Pooja is an important ritual during Durga Navratri puja. Usually, Kanya Kumari Puja is observed on Mahaastami (Durga Ashtami) day. Maha Astami is the eighth day of Durga Navratri Puja. Kanya Puja is also known as Kanjak Ashtami Puja in some regions. When is Kanya Puja celebrated in 2022 During Durga […]

Navratri 2018 | Ashwin Navaratri 2018 dates | Durga Sharan Navratras 2018

Navratri is a nine-nights festival celebrated in huge scale in India and many other countries where Hindu population is in large numbers. Navratri festival falls in Ashwin Month (Ashwayuja Masam) as per Hindu calendar. Navratri is also called as Maha Navratri, Durga Navratri, Devi Sharan Navratri, Sharadiya Navratri, etc.. Durga Navratri 2018 starts with Kalash Puja […]

Durga Navratri Festival in Ancient Times | Navadurga Puja

According to some scriptures, in ancient times, Durga Navratri festival was a special festival for the Kshatriyas. The four-month long monsoon season was a critical time to perform any type of military activity. Hence, the Kshatriyas start their activities for new conquests. Kings worship Navadurga, nine manifestations of the Mother Goddess, before 9 days of […]

Bathukamma 2016, Bathukamma Festival date in 2016

Bathukamma Panduga or Bathukamma festival is the largest regional festival in Telangana. In 2016, Bathukamma festival date is October 8. Bathukamma panduga starts on Mahalaya Amavasya which falls on September 30 and ends on October 8 with Chaddula Bathukamma (Pedda Bathukamma or Chattala Bathukamma). As per some local beliefs, in some places it is celebrated on […]

Durga Puja Pandal or Mandap – Preparations for Durga Pooja

Durga Puja pandal or pooja mandap which we select is the most important thing in performing and accomplishing Durga Navratri puja. Select a plain and wide place and clean it with fresh water (if possible use Ganga water). Draw some floral designs (rangoli petterns) with flour. Arrange a Pooja pandal or mandap and decorate or […]

Significance of Navaratri, Importance of Durga Navratri Puja

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Significance, importance of Navratri Durga Puja is mentioned in several Puranas and other scriptures. As every other Hindu festival, Navratri also has some particular reason or factors to celebrate or observe. Hindu culture and way of living was started with Shakti worship. In other sense, every Hindu religious legend is associated with Shakti pooja. Puranas […]

Bathukamma 2015, Bathukamma Festival date in 2015

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Bathukamma 2015, Bathukamma Festival 2015 date, Bathukamma Panduga 2015, Bathukamma festival in Telangana. Batukamma Panduga (Batukamma Festival) is the biggest festival in Telangana state. In 2015, Batukamma date is October 20. On this festival, Batukammas are worshipped. Batukamma is the representation of Patron Goddess – Maha Gauri. The fetival is celebrated during the nine days […]

Navratri 2012 dates, Navratri Calendar 2012

Navratri 2012 dates are listed here. Navratri (Durga Navratras, Navratri Durga Puja) is celebrated for 4 times in a year. Navratri 2012 in October dates and Navratri calendar for 2012 is given here. Chaitra Navratri, Ashad Navratri, Ashwin Navratri, and Magh Navratri are the Navratras celebrated. Chaitra Navratri falls in March, Ashad Navratri in June […]

Saraswati Puja – Sarasvati Pooja during Durga Navratri

Saraswati Puja is celebrated during Durga Navratri. It is the most celebrated occasion of Navratri. Goddess Saraswati is one of the three Supreme Shakti Goddesses. Rest of the Goddesses are – Goddess Parvati and Goddess Maha  Lakshmi. During Navratri, Saraswati Puja is performed for three days. In 2011, Saraswati Puja begins on October 3 and […]

Durga Puja (Durga Navratri Pooja)

Durga Navratri Puja is the most celebrated Hindu festival in India. During Durga Pooja, Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped in 9 different forms. The rituals and the celebrations may vary from place to place. Durga Navaratri puja starts on Ashwin Shukla Prathami (Ashwayuja Shukla Padyami) with Kalasha Sthapana or Ghata Sthapana. Before Ghata Sthapana, in […]

Varahi Anugrahashtakam – Astakam to Goddess Varahi to defeat your enemies

Varahi Anugrahashtakam is an Astakam to Varahi to defeat your enemies. Varahi is one of the saptha mathrukas (seven divine mothers). In another belief, Varahi is one of the Yoginis. Varahi is also known as Chaitanya Bhairavi and Maha Ghora. Goddess Varahi is also popular as Danda-natha in Sri-Vidya tradition. Matha jagatdrachana natake suthra dhara, […]