Vijayadashami 2018 | Vijaya Dashami

Vijayadashami is the tenth and last day of Durga Navratri. In Bengal it is the culmination day of Durga Puja. In 2018, Vijayadashami date is October 19. Vijaya Dashami, known with various names – Dussehra or Dasara – signifies the victory of good over evil. This festival is celebrated with much gusto in every region of India […]

Mahalaya Durga Puja 2018 | Beginning of Devipaksha

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Mahalaya, Mahalaya Amavasya is the last day of Pitru Paksha. In 2018, Mahalaya date is October 9. On this day, In Bengal, Durga Puja is started. Devotees welcome Goddess Durga or Mahishasura Mardhini to their homes on this day. The six-day long Durga Puja celebrations will be started on Mahalaya. In other parts of India, people observe […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ayudha Puja 2017 during Navratri Durga Puja

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Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Ayudha Puja date is September 30. Ayudha Puja is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Kerala Ayudha Puja is performed on Mahanavami day (September 29). In some other […]

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

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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 […]

Dasara 2017 | Dussehra 2017 date

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Dasara (Dussehra) is celebrated on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha of Ashwayuja, Ashwin month. In 2017, Dasara date is September 30 in India. It is also called as Vijaya Dashami. Dussehra is the final day of Navratri Durga Puja. On Dasara, Shami Puja is performed in some places. Mysore Dasara and Kullu Dasara culminate on this […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]