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Chaitra Navratri

Indians celebrate Navratri in October for nine nights. Traditional Navratri has four seasons. After the monsoon, people celebrate Shardiya Navratri, honouring the Divine Feminine Devi. Ghatasthapana and Sandhi Puja are the most common Shardiya Navratri muhurat. At Shardiya Navratri, Hindus undertake Ghatasthapana and Sandhi Puja, making Chaitra Navratri 2023 noteworthy.

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Vasanta Navratri praises the divine Devi (Durga). Navratri devotees adore Durga in her 9 incarnations. Vasanta, meaning spring, is the Sanskrit word for this Navratri. It takes place during the lunar month of Chaitra (March–April, post-winter). Some regions celebrate after spring and others after harvest. As per the Vikram Samvat calendar, it is also the Hindu New Year.

Chaitra Navratri 2023: Pujas to perform

Chaitra Navratri is celebrated to praise Maa Durga in her 9 celestial manifestations, find oneself, meditate, and be happy. Ghatasthapana Vidhi often referred to as Kalash Sthapana, is the placement of the sacred Puja pot. Chaitra Navratri 2023 Ghatasthapana Muhurat is 06:23–07:32 AM.

Chaitra Navratri significance

Chaitra Navratri celebrates the Hindu goddess Durga, the ultimate feminine form. Shakti is the universe’s strongest feminine energy. Hindus revere this day. Navratri Puja gives prosperity. Nonetheless, devotees of Goddess Durga must follow her precepts. Cleanliness, Aarti, Ghatasthapana, and grain-free fasting are examples.

In the Ramayana, Lord Rama worshipped Goddess Durga at Chaitra. This worship supposedly helped him overcome Ravana. Chaitra Navratri is celebrated lavishly across India, especially in the northern states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttarakhand. Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa whereas Andhra Pradesh celebrates Ugadi.

Kalash Sthapana puja rituals

Chaitra Navratri begins in March or April. Most individuals practise Kalash Sthapana puja at home or work. Navratri’s Ghatasthapana is important. Celebrations begin. The festivities begin with the Ghatasthapana. Ghatasthapana involves sowing barley seeds in a holy water-filled Kalash. Kalash installation is ideal on the 1st day of Navratri.

  • Get up and shower first thing in the morning.
  • After washing the idols, clean the Kalash storage area.
  • Next, recite Lord Ganesha’s mantras and cover a wooden seat with a red cloth and raw grains.
  • Add some water to the Kalash and place it on the ground.
  • Make a swastika on the Kalash with vermillion paste and tie a holy string to its neck.
  • Put mango leaves, betel nuts, and money in the Kalash.
  • Wrap a coconut in crimson Chunari and holy thread. Place this coconut on the Kalash and pray to the all-powerful Lord.
  • Pay respect with flowers to the gods.

Many people have faith that performing the Kalash Sthapana puja will bring us better fortune and health.

Chaitra Navratri 2023 Muhurat

Muhurta-wise, the 3rd day of the current Pratipada (24 minutes) may be best for Ghatasthapana. The ritual can be performed during the Abhijit Muhurta if one passes the deadline.

The Abhijit Muhurat is lucky for Chaitra Navratri 2023. It is the eighth of 15 Muhurats between sunrise and sunset. The Abhijit Muhurat is the centre of the 15 equal segments of dawn-to-dusk time. Many think that the muhurta can eradicate many karma doshas and is the best time to start good things.

Brahma Muhurta

Ghatasthapana requires Choghadiya (Muhurat). Ghatasthapana texts advise against Choghadiya Muhurat. Ghatasthapana may be lucky if the Dwi-Swabhav Lagna Kanya controls Shardiya Navratri morning. Ghatasthapana is prohibited after sixteen Ghatis before sunrise, night, or afternoon.

Chaitra Navratri 2023 rituals
  • Devi devotees seek salvation or moksha. That requires some preparation.
  • The holy pot is the most important part of the first day and represents the cosmos. It’s stored in a pious corner to bless the house.
  • Akand Jyot, or Navratri light, symbolises family peace (everlasting flame). So, the Navratri puja must begin with a ghee light. Followers are happier and your house is less negative.
  • Navratri barley seeds are planted at home. Its initial crop was barley. Spring crops include barley. Hence, it is also served during the Navratri puja havan.
  • The Durga Saptashati has multiple interpretations. It represents peace, wealth, and abundance.
  • The most auspicious Navratri activity is reading and chanting the Durga Saptashati.
  • Worshipping the Holy Mother includes Kanya Pujan. Flowers, cardamom, fruits, betel nuts, sweets, apparel, ornamental items, and food—especially halwa, black gramme, and poori—are typical gifts.
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