Navratri has started. It is celebrated as the longest-running festival of Hindus. During this, nine forms of Mother Goddess Are Worshipped. This worship has special significance in Hinduism. This time, Navratri is eight days instead of nine days because two tithi is falling on one day. In this Navratri, Tritiya and Chaturthi will be celebrated on the same day, i.e., Saturday. Sharadiya Navratri October 07, 2021, Ashwin month Shukla Paksha Chitra Nakshatra Vaidhriti Yoga day has started from Thursday.
The word Navratri means nine nights. The worship of nine forms of Durga Adishakti, the presiding deity of Maa Shakti, starts from the night of every day. As Navratri is eight days this time, it will start from October 07 and end on October 14. According to the date, the festival of Vijay Dashami will be celebrated on October 15.
Nine forms of Maa Durga
According to the Hindi calendar, Navratri, the worship festival of Maa Durga, begins from the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. During this, Durga Puja is organized in many states, including Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand Uttar Pradesh. In many places, a nine-day long Ramlila Is Also Organized. Following are the forms of Maa Durga that are worshiped in these nine days of Navratri.
- Maa Shailputri
- Ma Brahmacharini
- Maa Chandraghanta
- Ma Kushmanda
- Maa Skandmata
- Ma Katyayani
- Maa Kalratri
- Ma Mahagauri
- Maa Siddhidatri.
Many devotees of Maa Durga keep a strict nine-day fast. The worship of girls on the last day of Navratri has a special significance. Those who keep fast worship the girl on Durgashtami or Mahanavami. During that time, the girls are adorned, worshiped and finally offered bhog. Those who are capable also give gifts to the girls.
According to beliefs, on the day of Dashami, Lord Rama killed Ravana, the king of Lanka; hence it is also called Dussehra. On the day of Dussehra, the effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakarna are burnt in many places. There is a lot of fanfare on this day. Fairs are organized in many places. Ramlila is also organized from place to place. Dussehra marks the victory of good over evil.
What is special in Navratri?
A special thing in this Navratri is that Maa Durga is going to arrive on a horse this time. According to astrologers, In this Navratri, due to the date of Saptami falling on Tuesday, the arrival of the Goddess will be on “Turanga,” i.e., horse. The arrival of Maa Durga on a horse is considered inauspicious. But there is a good thing with it as well. Vijay Dashami, i.e., Dussehra, is being valid on Friday, October 15. Due to Friday being the tenth date, the departure of the Goddess will be on the elephant, which is a sign of good rain along with being auspicious. The immersion of Durga idols on Friday will be very optimistic in the Dashami Tithi with Shravan Nakshatra.
Best Time Of Kalash Establishment
Abhijit Muhurta is considered to be the best in astrology for the establishment of Kalash on October 07. The Muhurta for setting up the Kalash is from 11:37 am to 12:23 pm in the day itself. If someone wants to establish the Kalash in the morning, Muhurta can be done between 6:54 am to 9:14 am in Libra ascendant. Worshiping Maa Durga in Navratri brings wealth, prosperity and peace.
According to the book Shaptasati of Maa Durga the mother herself says -“One who worships me and recites my three characters with devotion during Navratri of Sharad period and performs penance While Fasting Till Navratri, he becomes free from all obstacles and becomes endowed with wealth. There’s not the slightest doubt about it”.