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 […]

Maha Ashtami Upvaas 2018 | Durga Ashtami Upvaas

17 October 2018 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 […]

Durga Ashtami 2018 | 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 2018, Durga Ashtami date is October 17. 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 2018, Durga Ashtami date is October 17. On Ashwin Krishna Ashtami day, Goddess Bhadrakali, the powerful and fierce form of […]

Sandhi Puja 2018 Timing | Auspicious Muhurat in Durga Puja 2018

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Sandhi Puja 2018 timing, Auspicious Muhurat in Durga Puja 2018 are given here. Sandhi Puja or Sandhi Kala puja is an auspicious puja in Navratri or Durga Puja. The 48 minutes of time during the ending of Durga Ashtami and starting of Mahanavami tithi is known as Sandhi Kala or Sandhi Kshan. Sandhi Puja is […]

Triratri Vrata 2018 during Navratri Durga Puja

Triratri Vrata is a three-day Puja during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2018, Triratri Navratri Pooja begins on October 16 and ends on October 18. Usually, it begins on Maha Saptami with Saraswati Avahan and ends with Saraswati Balidan or visarjan on Mahanavami day. As last three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, it […]

9 colours of Navratri 2018 | Dresses to wear in Navratri 2018

Navratri Colours 2018, 9 colours of Durga Navratri 2018, Dresses to wear in Navratri 2018, saree colours for Navratri 2018, 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 […]

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 […]

Maha Saptami 2018 | Durga Saptami

Maha Saptami, Durga Saptami, is the seventh day of Navratri and second day of Durga Puja in Bengal. In 2018, Maha Saptami date is October 16. 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 2018 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 15 October 2018. Usually, the first phase of Durga Puja festivities starts off with Mahalaya. In 2018, Mahalaya was on October 15 and the festivities go on till Bisarjan […]

Durga Puja 2018 calendar in Bengal | Durga Pooja Schedule | Timings in Bengali Calendar

Here is the schedule of Durga Puja 2018, Durga Puja 2018 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 2018 starts on 15 October with Shashti Durga Puja and ends on 19 October with Bijaya dashami Durga Puja. Originally, Durga Puja begins on […]

RK Math Durga Puja 2018, Hyderabad

RK Math is one of the popular and prestigious matha to host Durga Puja in a grand way. This year, Durga Puja begins on October 15 with Chandi Puja and ends on October 19 with Durga Nimajjanam. Ramakrishna Matham , located in Domalguda, Hyderabad will be hosting Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja on Sharad Purnima. […]

Items required for Saptami Durga Puja

Items required for Saptami Durga Puja, material needed for Durga Saptami Puja are listed here. Jute ropes, red thread, alta, four finger rings, four yadnyopaveet, a pot, a mirror, a tekatha, sandalwood, mashkolai, hibiscus flower, small noibeddo, one big earthen lamp, panchapallab, pancha ratna, panchashasha, panchaguri, vermillion, items for arati, items for the yadnya – […]

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 18 | 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 […]

Ayudha Puja 2018 during Navratri Durga Puja

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Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2018, Ayudha Puja date is October 18. 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 (October 18). In some other […]

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 […]

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 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 2018 starts on October 10 and ends on October 18 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 to Asuras […]