Shardiya Navratri 2023: Know Date, Schedule, Muhurat and method of worship (Pooja Vidhi)

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Navratri 2023: Date

 

In 2023, Navratri will start on October 15 and last for nine days, ending on October 23. The auspicious Dussehra day, which is the tenth day, will be the day following Navratri. 

 

Navratri 2023: Muhurat

 

The Navratri Shubh Muhurat 2023 is frequently used in prayers. The Kalash Sthapna, which will be performed from 11:44 AM to 12:30 PM, is the first thing people do on the Shubh Muhurat of Navratri. The muhurat was maintained in accordance with the Hindu Panchang, which has all the information and other things.

 

Shardiya Navratri 2023: Schedule 

 

Day 1 - October 15, Sunday 

Day 2 - October 16, Monday 

Day 3 - October 17, Tuesday 

Day 4 - October 18, Wednesday 

Day 5 - October 19, Thursday 

Day 6 - October 20, Friday 

Day 7 - October 21, Saturday 

Day 8 - October 22, Sunday 

Day 9 - October 23, Monday 

 

Navratri 2023: Pooja Vidhi 

 

©Navratri puja starts with the establishment of the Kalash in which water and rice grains are poured into the Kalash and a watered coconut is placed on top of it.

© The Kalash is preserved in a pot filled with soil.

©Then the cauldron is covered with a red cloth.

©After establishing the Kalash, adornment items are offered to Maa Durga and also a red chunni.

© Aarti of the Maa Durga is conducted along with the giving of fruits and sweets.

©Then this Prasad is given to everyone.

© For all of these days, many people also keep Akhand Jhot, and many people keep Desi Ghee on this day.

©This is the complete method of worship which is done during Navratri.

 

 

The Nine Avatars of Maa Durga and significance of the Navadurga:

 

Maa Shailputri

Goddess Parvati gave birth to Lord Himalaya's daughter following her self-immolation. She was Maa Shailputri in this incarnation. Shail means mountain in Sanskrit. Shailputri, then, refers to the mountain's daughter. On the first day of Navratri, adoration is offered to the goddess Shailputri.

 

Maa Brahmacharini

After taking on her Kushamnada form, Maa Parvati gave birth at the residence of Daksha Prajapati. In this avatar, Goddess Parvati was a powerful Sati, and people revered her as Goddess Brahmacharini. Lord Mangal, the source of all good fortune, is governed by the Goddess. She underwent extensive penance in order to marry Lord Shiva. She underwent 1,000 years of flower and fruit fasting and another 100 years of eating only leafy vegetables while she slept on the floor as part of her penance.

 

Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Parvati's married avatar is the goddess Chandraghanta. After marrying Lord Shiva, the Goddess took the name Maa Chandraghanta and decorated her forehead with a half- or crescent-moon. On the third day of Navratri, she is revered since she rules over Shukra.

 

Maa Kushmanda

Goddess Parvati started living inside the Sun's centre after taking the Siddidatri form so the Sun could release energy to the universe. Maa Kushmanda has the power and capability to live inside the Sun, and the glow and radiance of her body are as luminous as that of the Sun. The Goddess has eight hands and is known as Ashtabhuja Devi.

 

Maa Skandamata

Goddess Parvati acquired the name Maa Skandamata when she gave birth to Lord Skanda/Lord Kartikeya. Worshippers of this manifestation of Goddess Parvati also receive Lord Kartikeya's blessings. The goddess Skandamata rides the vicious lion while holding the infant Murugan in her lap. She is referred to as Goddess Padmasana and sits atop a lotus flower.

 

Maa Katyayani

Goddess Parvati assumed the persona of Goddess Katyayani in order to exterminate the monster Mahishasura. It was Parvati's most ferocious incarnation as the Warrior Goddess. On the sixth day of Navratri, adoration is offered to Maa Katyayani. Goddess Parvati is known as Katyayani because, according to Drik Panchang, she was born at the residence of the sage Katya.

 

Maa Kalaratri

Goddess Kalaratri was the name given to Goddess Parvati after she shed her golden skin in order to slay the demons Shumbha and Nishumbha. She is regarded as Goddess Parvati's most ferocious manifestation. Maa Kalaratri has a dark skin and travels on a donkey. She is portrayed as having four hands; her right hands are in the Abhaya and Varada Mudras, while her left hands are holding a sword and a lethal iron hook.

 

Maa Mahagauri

Goddess Shailputri was incredibly attractive and endowed with a fair complexion at the age of sixteen. She acquired the name Goddess Mahagauri as a result. Rahu, the planet, is under her rule. Goddess Mahagauri is compared to the conch, the moon, and the white flower of Kunda because of her fair skin tone. She also goes by the name Shwetambardhara since she only dresses in white.

 

Maa Siddhidatri

Hindu texts claim that at the beginning of the cosmos, Lord Rudra prayed for creation to the shapeless Adi-Parashakti, the supreme Goddess of Power. She descended from Lord Shiva's left side in the shape of Maa Siddhidatri, giving rise to the term Ardha-Narishwar for the entire being. She is the Goddess who holds all Siddhis and grants them to her followers.

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