Durga Ashtami 2019 | 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 2019, Durga Ashtami date is October 6. Rituals, Customs and Pujas to observe on Durgashtami Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga mata to worship on Durgashtami day. Maha […]

Maha Ashtami Upvaas 2019 | Durga Ashtami Upvaas

6 October 2019 is Maha Ashtami Upvaas. It is an important fasting day during Navratri Durga Puja. Also known as Durga Ashtami Upvaas, it falls on the same day of Durga Ashtami. On Maha Ashtami day in 2018, Saraswati Balidaan / Visarjan, Ekratrotsa, Sri Mahalakshmi Jaagar Kolhapur, Bhadrakali Avataar,  Mata Kalratri Puja as a part […]

Mahanavami 2019 | 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 2019, Mahanavami date is October 7 during Sharad Navratri and April 13 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri. Maha Navami is the last day of […]

Ayudha Puja 2019 during Navratri Durga Puja

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Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2019, Ayudha Puja date is October 8. 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 (7 October 2019). In some […]

Maha Saptami 2019 | Durga Saptami

Maha Saptami, Durga Saptami, is the seventh day of Navratri and second day of Durga Puja in Bengal. In 2019, Maha Saptami date is October 5. Kalratri Maa is worshipped as part of Navadurga Puja on this year’s Saptami Navratri Puja. Saraswati Devi Puja is performed in Navadevi Alankarams procedure in South Indian Temples, mainly […]

Durga Puja 2019 begins with Maha Shashthi Puja

Durga Puja, the five-day puja to Goddess Durga, begins with Maha Shashthi Puja in West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, and Bangladesh. The festival begins with Shashthyadi Kalparambha on 4 October 2019. Usually, the first phase of Durga Puja festivities starts off with Mahalaya. In 2019, Mahalaya was on October 4 and the festivities go on till […]

Vijayadashami 2019 | Vijaya Dashami

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Vijayadashami is the tenth and last day of Durga Navratri. In Bengal it is the culmination day of Durga Puja. In 2019, Vijayadashami date is October 8. 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 […]

Navdurga Puja, Pooja to nine aspects of Durga during Navratri

Navdurga Mata

Navratri, nine festive nights dedicated to Goddess Durga, is an auspicious time to worship Nav Durga, nine aspects of Goddess Durga. Each day a Goddess or a form of Durga is worshipped during Durga Navratri. Though, nine Goddesses worshipped during Navratri may vary from place to place, the Navadurga Goddesses mentioned in the Scriptures are […]

Navratri Durga Puja & Mesha Rashi Natives

This post on Navratri Durga Puja for Mesha Rashi natives explains about the Goddesses to be worshipped by Aries sign people. It is the best time to worship Goddess Durga and get divine blessings from her. The Mesha Rashi natives those who are Dasamahavidya Upasakas (Sadhaks), should perform ‘Tara Mahavidya Puja’. Those who perform Durga […]

Durga Navratri Puja in Bhadrakali Temple at Hanamkonda, Warangal

Durga Navratri puja in Bhadrakali Temple, Hanamkonda, is a jubilant festival celebrated for nine festive days. Durga Navaratri puja 2019 starts on September 29 and ends on October 8 with Dasara. Badrakali – the Goddess of prosperity is situated in Hanamkonda, Warangal district of Telangana. Badrakali is the terrible form of Goddess Durga Devi. According […]

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 […]

Dashain 2019 dates, Dasain Festival 2019 in Nepal

Dashain is the most celebrated and the biggest festival of Nepal, Bhutan and some North Eastern states of India. Dashain festival starts on September 29 with Ghatsthapana and ends on 8 October with Vijayadashami Tika or Bijayadashami. Tika and Jamara will continue till 13 October in 2019. Dasain 2019 dates – Dashain 2019 Calendar or […]

Significance of Navaratri Alankarams of Durga Mata

Navaratri Navadurga Navadevi

What is the Significance of Navaratri Alankarams of Durga Mata? Why Goddess Durga worshipped in nine different forms on each day of Navaratri? A quote cited by Devi in Sri Devi Mahatmyam says “Ekaivaaham jagatyatra dviteeya kaa mamaaparaa” (I am the only eternal power in the world and none else the second). Therefore all these different […]

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 […]

Navratri 2019 Stotras, Slokas or Prayers to recite during Durga Navratri Puja

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Navratri 2019 Stotras, Slokas or Prayers to recite during Durga Navratri Puja – Devi or Durga is stotra priya which means the Goddess is pleased by reciting prayers and praising her with mantras. Durga Saptashati or Chandi Path or Devi Mahatmyam, Durga Chandrakala Stuthi, Durga Apada uddaraka stotram, Durga Aarti, Durga Ashtakam, Durga Sahasranama stotram, […]

9 colours of Navratri 2020 | Dresses to wear in Navratri 2020

Navratri Colours 2020, 9 colours of Durga Navratri 2020, Dresses to wear in Navratri 2020, saree colours for Navratri 2020, Daily colors of Navratri Durga Puja is given here. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, women wear nine colors of sarees during Navratri. The tradition of 9 colours during Navratri Puja is very common in Gujarat, Maharashtra […]

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 […]

Durga Puja 2019 in Bengal | Durga Pooja Schedule | Timings in Bengali Calendar

Durga Puja

Here is the schedule of Durga Puja 2019, Durga Puja 2019 calendar with timings and muhurats for puja. Durga puja is the most auspicious and the biggest festival celebrated with utmost gusto in Bengal. Durga Puja 2019 starts on 4 October with Shashti Durga Puja and ends on 8 October with Bijaya dashami Durga Puja. […]

Durga Visarjan 2019 | Durga idol Bisarjan after Durga Puja 2019

Durga Visarjan

Durga Visarjan (immersion / Nimajjan) is the concluding event in Durga Navratri puja or Durga Puja. In 2019, Durga Visarjan date is October 8. Generally, Durga immersion is performed on Vijaya Dashami day. But nowadays to prolong the festivities, the Durga immersion is also getting prolonged. In some areas, Visarjan is observed on October 18, […]