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 2019, Katyayani Mata puja date is October 4 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 […]

Katyayani, Goddess Katyayani Navdurga

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Katyayani is the sixth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratri puja. Goddess katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day in Durga Navratri pooja. Katyayani Navdurga puja 2019 date is October 4 in Ashwin Navratri and on April 11 as part of Vasant Navratri 2019. The legend of Goddess Katyayani Mata: Katyayani was born as […]

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 2019, Skanda mata puja date is October 3 in Sharad Navratri and April 10 in Vasant Chaitra Navratri. Goddess Skanda mata is the mother of Lord Skanda or Subrahmanya, also […]

Skandamata Navdurga, Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Skanda Mata

Skandamata is the fifth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Saran Navratri Durga pooja. Skanda mata puja 2019 date is October 3 in Sharad Navratri & April 10 in Chaitra Navratri. Spiritual importance of Skanda mata Navadurga pooja: Skanda mata is the fifth form of among nine tremendous aspects of Durga worshipped during Saran Navratra. […]

Kushmanda Navdurga | Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Kushmanda

Kushmanda Navdurga is the fourth aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratri pooja. In 2019, Maa Kushmanda pooja date is October 2 in Sharad Navratri and on April 9 in Vasant Navratri. Spiritual importance of Maa Kushmanda: Kushmanda Devi is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratra pooja. On this day, Yogis or other […]

Kushmanda, Goddess Kushmanda Navdurga

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Mata Kushmanda is the fourth aspect among Navadurga, nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratra. Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day (Chaturthi or Chavithi) of Navaratri pooja. In 2019, Kushmanda Puja date in Navratri is April 9 and October 2. The word Kushmanda represents the cosmic egg which created the Universe. Goddess Kushmanda created […]

Chandraghanta Navadurga | Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Chandraghanta is the third aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratra Durga pooja. In 2019, Chandraghanta pooja (Maha Tritiya) date is October 1 in Sharad Navratri and April 8 in Vasant Chaitra Navratri. Chandraghanta Devi – Spiritual importance: During Durga Navaratra pooja, Chandraghanta puja has a great importance. On the third day of Maha Navratra, […]

Brahmacharini Navdurga, Apperance & Dhyana Mantra

Brahmacharini Mata is the second among Navadurga Goddess, nine Mother deities worshipped during Durga Navratri. Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on second day during Navaratri. Brahmacharini Maa Pooja 2019 date is September 30. In Vasant navratri 2019, Brahmacharini Maa was worshipped on april 7. Appearance and Iconography of Brahmacharini: Brahmacharini mata, the second manifestation of Navdurga […]

Durga Saptashati | Chandi Path | Devi Mahatmyam

The Devi Mahatmya, Durga Saptasati or Chandi Path, is a great book in Hindu world. It is a compilation of 700 slokas or verses in which the whole universal facts are embedded. It is well versed text which has to be recited during Durga Navratri or Durga Puja. Durga Saptashati tells everything of this world […]

Kanya Puja 2019 | Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2019, Kanya Puja date is October 6. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (October 6) or on Mahanavami (October 7). During Chaitra Navaratri, Kanya Puja date is April 13. Kanya or Kumari Puja is a ritual […]

Navaratri Vratha Mahatmyam | Why Navratri Vrat is observed in Chaitra Month & Ashwin Month

What is Navaratri Vratha mahatmyam or mahima? Why Navratri vrat is observed in Chaitra month and Ashwin month (Ashwayuja Navaratri)? Similar to Ugadi and Sankranti, Sharan Navaratri festival celebration is also emerged from the latent knowledge of ancient times. In a scripture, Sage Veda Vyasa exemplifies the Navratri vrat mahima as below: Shrunu raha spravakshami […]

Saptamatrika & Ashtamatrika Puja during Durga Navratri 2019

During Durga Navratri Navadurga, Dus Mahavidya along with Saptamatrika and Ashtamatrikas are also worshipped. Ashtamatrikas are the eight divine Mother Goddesses who are worshipped in rare occasions. Saptamatrikas, Ashtamatrikas and their Dwarapalaka devatas are worshipped during Durga Navratri in some places of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and some other parts of North India. Dates and […]

Shailaputri | Goddess Shailputri Navdurga

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Goddess Shailaputri is the first Navadurga Mata among the nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratra festival. Maa Sailaputri is worshipped on the first day or on the Kalash Sthapana or Ghatshtapana day. In Chaitra Navratri, Shailaputri Puja date is April 6. In 2019, Shailaputri puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is September 29. Shailaputri Devi […]

Paush Navratri 2019

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 2019, Paush Navratri begins on 14 January and ends on January 21. Pushya masa Navratras are also called as Shakambari Navratri in some areas. In Shakambari mata temples, Navratri utsav […]

Vijaya Dashami celebrations in North India

Vijaya Dashami is observed on Ashwin shukla paksha Dashami and it is celebrated all over North India. Ramlila Utsav, Kota Dussehra Mela and Kullu Dussehra celebrations make the festival huger. Ramleela Utsav: In North India people celebrate the festival Vijayadashami as the victory of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan. On this day, Ram killed […]

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 […]

Vidyarambham | Ezhuthiniruthu on Vijaya Dashami in Kerala

Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is the tradtion observed on Vijaya Dashami day during the nine-day festival, Durga Navaratri Pooja which falls in the Malayalammonth of Kanni. Vidyarambham 2018 date is October 18. Vidyarambham is the main ritual in Kerala during which children between two and three or five years old are initiated into the world of […]

Suhasini Puja | Suvasini Pooja during Sharad Navaratri

Suvasini Pooja

Suhasini puja, also referred as Suvasini Pooja, is a ritual observed during Sharad Navaratri. There is no specific day or date to perform the puja but in some days on Kalasha Sthapana and Durgashtami day, Suhasini Puja is observed. Though, the puja is a common ritual on every Purnima, but during Navaratri days it is auspicious. The pooja involves […]

Ravan Vadh or Ravana vadha – Burning large effigies of Ravan on Vijaya Dashami

Ravan Vadh or Ravana Vadha is a ritual and tradition performed on Vijaya Dashami or Dussara. Ravana, who is also called as Dashakanta, was killed by Lord Rama on this day. To commemorate the defeat of Ravana and the victory of good over evil, people started celebrating ‘Dush-hara’ (the defeat of Dashakanta – Ravana). In […]