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 […]

Akhanda Deepam for Navaratri Durga Puja (Akhand Diya)

Akhanda Deepam

Akhanda Deepam for Navaratri Durga Puja (Akhand Jyoti) is very significant as it should be there till the conclusion of the Puja. Kalasha (Ghata) and Akhanda Deepam are the two significant aspects of Navratri Puja. How to choose the place for Akhanda Deepam Choose a suitable place for Akhanda Deepam where no wind passes through […]

Navratri Vrat Katha, Pujan Vidhi, Navratri Story, Puja Procedure

Here is the Navratri Vrat Katha, Story of Navratri, Puja Procedure for Navratri Puja. Apart from the legend and stories in Puranas, there is another important story or Navratri Vrat katha in some scriptures. This Navaratri Vratha Katha is associated with a Brahmin girl who observed Navratri vrat and led her remaining life happily with […]

Nava Graha Shanti Puja during Navratri

Graha Shanti is an important ritual performed during Navratri Durga Puja. As a part of both Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Durga Navratri, Graha shanti puja is observed. Each day of Navratri, puja is offered to Navagraha and on particular day of specific graham is dedicated to that Graha shanti puja. After performing Kalash Sthapana ritual […]

Durga Ashtami Puja Vidhi, Procedure with Mantras & Slokas

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Durga Ashtami Puja Vidhi, Procedure with Mantras & Slokas is explained here. Durga Ashtami falls on the eighth day of Navratri Durga Puja. Here is the detailed procedure of Durga Ashtami Puja Vidhi… Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu, Vishnumayeti Shabdita Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Namastasyai Namo Namaha || Yaa Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Buddhi Rupena Samsthita Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Namastasyai […]

Navratri Puja Vidhi, Procedure with Mantras & Slokas

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Navratri Puja Vidhi, procedure with Mantras, slokas, stotrams is given here. Navratri Puja procedure is mentioned here with Shodashopachara Puja steps and step-by-step puja vidhanam. First day of Navratri Second day of Navratri Third day of Navratri Fourth day of Navratri Fifth day of Navratri Sixth day of Navratri Seventh day of Navratri Eighth day […]

Navratri Vrat Fasting and Food items for Navratri Vrat

If you are confused with Navratri vrat fasting or upvass and food items to take during Navratri vrat, this article guides you about certain food items that can help in revitalizing your body during fasting in Navaratras. It is true that it’s not easy for fasting nine days during the period of Navaratra or Navratri. […]

Food offerings to Goddess Durga in Navratri Durga Puja

Devotees offer different food items to Goddess Durga during 9-days Navratri Durga Puja. This may differ from place to place in North India and South India. All the offerings made to the Goddess should be distributed among devotees and to the poor. Though, there is many differences in North and South Indian Naivedyam list, here […]

Navratri Vrat Niyamas, Rules & code of Navaratri Vrat

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Durga Navratri, any Navratri Puja has some vrat niyamas, basic rules, codes to follow. Those who follow these rules during Durga Navratri will be blessed with prosperity and happiness. Here is a list of rules or code which can give you an idea on Navratri vrata niyamas: Maintain neatness in puja place. Avoid eating non-vegetarian […]

Legend of Navratri | Durga Navaratri Story

Legend of Durga Navratri festival is mentioned in many scriptures including Ramayana, Devi Bhagavatham and several Puranas. Durga Saran Navratri, The festival of nine nights, commemorates the grand triumph of Goddess Durga over the giant demon, Mahishasura. With his severe penance for Lord Shiva, demon Mahishasura got several boons from Bhola Shankar and started criticizing […]

Navratri Sankalpa Mantra | Navaratri Sankalpam

Navaratri Sankalpa mantram or Navaratri Sankalpam is the prominent mantra or stotra chanted before starting the Navratri Durga Puja. Sankalpa mantra is the prayer which includes the name, gothra, address, nakshatra at the time of puja, tithi, karana, yoga, during the puja time. In any puja Sankalpa mantram is necessary. If you live in India […]

Kalash Sthapana or Ghat Sthapana for Durga Pooja

Kalash Sthapana or Ghat Sthapana is the initiation of Durga Pooja during Durga Navratri. Kalash sthapana is performed on the next day to Mahalaya Amavasya or on First day (Padyami / Prathami) during Durga puja. Kalash Sthapana 2016 date or Ghatasthapana 2016 date is October 1 / October 2. Kalash Sthapan Puja steps – How […]