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9 Checklist for Navratri Puja | Where to place Maa Durga Idol and What things to Remember| Vastu Tips

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Do you know as per Vastu Shastra, South East Corner is considered as the best place for Goddess Durga?
Yes it is!

Remember 9 very important Checklist before you place Maa Durga Idol this Navratri!

  • Navaratri is one of the greatest Hindu festivals.
  • In Navratri Goddess Durga is worshipped in 9 different forms known as ‘Navadurga’
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9 Things to Remember while keeping the idol of Goddess Durga as per Vastu Shastra

  1. South East Corner or ‘Agneya’ kon is considered as the best place for Goddess Durga during Navratri

  2. The second best location to place the idol of Maa Durga is the South direction

  3. Devotees place ‘Akshand Jot before Maa Durga to receive positive vibrations throughout the festival

The Correct place for ‘Akshand Jot’ or Earthen Oil Lamp is the zone of Fire i.e. South East Zone

  1. You should face North or East while offering prayers to Maa Durga

  2. Never place the idol of Maa Durga near a toilet or bathroom. This is not auspicious

  3. All Puja related items should be placed in South or South East zone

  4. Make ‘Rangoli’ using vibrant colors to generate positive energy

  5. Avoid Black and Dark Colors in Puja Puja room decoration

  6. Keep the worship area always clutter-free, clean and vibrant

May your life be filled with Happiness and Prosperity on this Navratri!

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posted Oct 8 by Team Vastu

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Navaratri is one of the greatest Hindu festivals. This festival is for 9 days. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.
In Navratri, Goddess Durga is worshipped in 9 different forms known as ‘Navadurga’

On the first day of Navratri, Kalash or ‘Ghat’ Sthapna is very important.

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  1. Kalash Sthapna brings Happiness and prosperity to the family
  2. Your wishes get fulfilled soon
  3. If you have any debts that get cleared off soon


In 2018, Navratri starts from 10th October to 18th October

Auspicious Timings for Kalash Sthapana is on 10th Of October between 06:22 AM to 07:25 AM

It is Auspicious to do Kalash Sthapna in this 1 Hour 2 Minutes duration


Kalash Sthapna List of Items and Puja Procedure/ Puja Vidhi

  1. Raw Turmeric
  2. Betel nut / ‘Supari’
  3. Coin/ Coins
  4. ‘Akshat’- Unbroken Rice
  5. ‘Gangajal’- Holi water
  6. ‘Kalawa’/ ‘Mauli’- Sacred thread also known as ‘Raksha Sutra’
  7. 5 Mango Leaves
  8. Red Cloth
  9. Red ‘Chunari’ for Durga Maa
  10.  Coconut
  11.  ‘Kumkum’ or ‘Roli’
  12.  Clean Sand/ Soil
  13.  ‘Jau’/ Barley
  14.  Clay pot
  15.  Pure water
  16.  Kalash
  17.  One small plate to cover the kalash
  18.  Fruits
  19.  Flowers
  20. Dhoop or Incense Sticks
  21.  ‘Diya’ or Lamp
  22.  Sweets to offer Maa Durga


15 Easy Step By Step Procedure for Kalash Sthapna

  1. Ask Lord Ganesh for His Blessings to fulfil your Navratri Puja without any mistakes and hurdles.
  2. Purify the place with scared water (Gangajal) where you want to do ‘Kalash’ Sthapna
  3. Take a clay pot in which you have to sow barley seeds
  4. First make a layer of clay/ soil in the pot then make another layer of barley seeds
  5. Again repeat the layer of clay or soil and then barley seeds respectively
  6. You can make 2-3 such layers
  7. Now we have to place ‘kalash’ on this pot
  8. Make a ‘Swastik’ (Sacred Symbol) on the kalash and then pour some clean water and Gangal in this kalash
  9. Now place some Unbroken rice/ ‘Akshat’, Raw Turmeric, One Coin, One Beetle nut and some Scent in this ‘kalash’
  10.  Tie this ‘kalash’’s face with ‘Kalawa’ or ‘Mauli’
  11.  Take 5 mango leaves and place on the top of this ‘kalash’
  12.  Cover this ‘kalash’ with a small plate full of unbroken rice or ‘akshat’
  13.  After covering the ‘kalash’ take a Coconut and cover it with red cloth and tie with the help of sacred thread or ‘kalawa’
  14.  Now place this coconut on the top of the covered ‘kalash’
  15.  Lit a lamp and some incense sticks in front of this ‘kalash’ and ask Maa Durga to fulfil all your desires.

 Feel Blissful by singing Delightful Durga Aarti at the end.

May your life be filled with Happiness and Prosperity on this Navratri!

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Navratri is a festival of 9 days that marks the victory of Good over Evil.

People worship the Goddess Durga and ask Her Blessings in their lives.

Every day in these nine days has a special Significance and devotees worship different forms of Goddess each day.


Here, we will see which Goddess to worship each day, Auspicious colors for these 9 days in 2018 and What items/ 'Bhog' to offer Goddess Durga  


Navratri dates in 2018 from October 10th to 18th 


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  v First Day of Navratri


On the First Day of Navratri wear Royal Blue dress/ clothes


The first day of Navratri is also known as ‘Pratipada’


Goddess Shailputriis worshipped on the first day who is also the first manifestation of Devi Durga



Significance of GoddessShailputri


The word ‘Shail’ means Mountain

And Shailaputri is an avatar of Goddess Durga, who was born in the house of King of Mountains 


‘Shailputri’ literally means the Daughter of Mountain


GoddessShailputri rides on a bull and She holds a Trident in her right hand and a Lotus in her left hand.


On this day offer cow ghee or milk products to GoddessShailputri



  v Second Day of Navratri


On the Second Day of Navratri wear Yellow colored clothes


This day Goddess ‘Brahmacharini’ is worshipped



How the name Brahmacharini originated?


In this form, unmarried Goddess desired to get married to Lord Shiva


Due to Her constant penance or ‘tapa’ for more than a thousand years she is known as ‘Brahmacharini’


Goddess Brahmacharini walks barefoot 


She holds a ‘Japmala’ in her right hand and a ‘kamandal’ in her left hand.


On this day offer sugar, rock sugar or crystal sugar and ‘panchamrut’ to please Goddess Brahmacharini



  v Third Day of Navratri


On the Third Day of Navratri wear Green colored clothes


This day Goddess ‘Chandraghanta’ is worshipped



How the name ‘Chandraghanta’ originated?


Goddess Brahmacharini did hard penance to get married to Lord Shiva.


After getting married to Lord Shiva Goddess started adorning Her forehead with a half-moon shaped like a bell


And this form of Goddess is worshipped as Goddess ‘Chandraghanta’


In this form, Goddess holds weapons, ‘kamandal’, lotus and a ‘japmala’ in her hands and rides on a Tiger



On this day offer pure milk products to please Goddess Chandraghanta



 v Fourth Day of Navratri


On the Fourth Day of Navratri wear Slaty or Grey colored clothes


This day Goddess ‘Kushmanda’ is worshipped


In this form, Goddess Kushmanda blesses all with fame, longevity, strength, and dignity


GoddessKushmanda natives in the heart of the sun and receives her power from there


She has eight hands and rides on a Lion


She holds weapons in Her four hands and holds a ‘kamandal’, ‘japmala’, lotus and a pot filled with immortal nectar or ‘amrut’



On this day offer ‘malpua’ to please Goddess Kushmanda



 v Fifth Day of Navratri


On the Fifth Day of Navratri wear Orange colored clothes


This day Goddess ‘Skandmata’ is worshipped


As per Hindu Scriptures, Goddess Skandmata awards her devotees with salvation, power, prosperity, and treasures.


She also fulfills all the desires of the devotees


How the name ‘Skandmata’ originated?



Goddess Skandmata is the mother of Kartikeya, who is also known as ‘Skanda’ and thus She has derived the name ‘Skandmata’



Goddess Skandmata rides on a Lion and has four hands with Her son Kartikeya on Her lap.



On this day offer banana to please Goddess Skandmata



 v Sixth Day of Navratri


On the Sixth Day of Navratri wear White colored clothes


This day Goddess ‘Katyayani’ is worshipped


How the name ‘Katyayani’ originated?



According to ancient legends, Katyayana Rishi in the Katya lineage performed very hard penance of Maa Bhagwati


It was his wish that Goddess Durga born as his daughter


Hence Her name became ‘Katyayani’the daughter of Rishi Katyayan 



Goddess Katyayani rides on a Lion and has four hands



On this day offer Honey to please Goddess Katyayani



 v Seventh Day of Navratri


On the Seventh Day of Navratri wear Red-coloured clothes


This day Goddess ‘Kalratri’ is worshipped


The significance of Goddess Kalratri



According to DurgaSaptashati, Goddess Durga created ‘Kalratri’ form to destroy the demon Rakta-bija

Demon Rakta-bija had the magical ability to produce and double himself with his blood fell on the ground 

Kalratri swallowed all the blood of Rakta-bija until he fell lifeless



Goddess Kalratrirides on a donkey and has four hands



On this day offer Jaggery to please Goddess Kalratri



 v Eighth Day of Navratri


On the Eighth Day of Navratri wear Sky Blue colored clothes


This day Goddess ‘MahaGauri’ is worshipped


How the name ‘Maha Gauri’ originated?



1.     According to Hindu scriptures after killing demon Rakta-beej Goddess Kalratri took bath in holy Ganga

This is how She retained Her hair color and thus known as ‘Gauri’

2.    Also as per a few legends, when Goddess Brahmacharini did hard penance to get Lord Shiva she became very weak and pale


So to revive Herself she took bath in Holy Ganga and thus known as ‘Maha Gauri’




On this day offer Coconut to please Goddess Mahagauri




Goddess Kalratri rides on a bull and has four hands carrying a trident and a ‘damroo’



Ninth Day of Navratri


On the Ninth Day of Navratri wear Pink colored clothes


This day Goddess ‘Siddhidatri’ is worshipped


How the name ‘Siddhidatri’orginated?


MaaDurga is Goddess of 8 classical siddhis and grants Her devotees all sorts of achievements and sort of occult powers


Goddess Siddhidatri sits on a lotus and has four hands carrying conch, chakra, mace, and lotus



On this day offer various items like ‘chana’, ‘puri’, ‘halwa’ and ‘kheer’ to please Goddess Siddhidatri

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Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganpati- is a symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. The Lord of material prosperity and wisdom to his devotees. Lord Ganesha is the Remover of all obstacles, the Deity of Good Luck & Fortune and the Deva of Intellect and Wisdom. 

It is believed, if you place Lord Ganesha in the right place it will Good Luck and Prosperity.

If you are planning for an auspicious beginning in your life or any new business, bring Lord Ganesha and take His blessings and ask Him to take away all the obstacles and problems.

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Now the question comes, where to place Lord Ganesha?

  •  Well as per Vastu Shastra, Lord Ganesha’s idol should be placed in the east or the west directions of the house. Northeast corner of the house is the best location to set up your Ganesha’s idol.
  •  If northeast is not available then place an idol in a way that you face north or east while offering prayers
  • Make sure Lord Ganesha’s face is Not towards South direction.

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When do we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?

The Chaturthi that falls on the Shukla Paksha of Bhadra Maas is known as Ganesh Chaturthi. On this day, Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati’s son Lord Ganesha was born and people celebrate this festival with full enthusiasm.

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Ganesh Chaturthi is on 13th September’18, Thursday

 Is believed Lord Ganesha was born in Madhyakaal so Lord Ganesha's Puja timing is between 11:03 to 1:30 pm.

This festival is for 11 days and you can do Visarjan or Immersion as per your beliefs and facilities. You can do visarjan on 1 ½ day, 3rd day, 5th Day, 7th day, 10th day or 11th day. 11th day is known as Anant Chaturdashi and many people do visarjan on this day.

Make sure you are following these 7 very important Guidelines before bringing Lord Ganesha’s idol-

  1. While bringing Lord Ganesh statue you must focus on the direction of Lord Ganesha trunk. The left-sided trunk is advisable. The left-sided trunk represents Ida Nadi and brings peace and relaxing energies to you. Ganesha with the Right sided trunk is considered  stubborn and it is difficult to please Him.

  2. Make sure the Ganesha’s idol is in a Sitting position. The idol of sitting Ganesha is best for the house. If you want to place Ganesha’s idol at workplace then standing Ganesha is preferable. This brings energy and enthusiasm to work.

  3. Do not bring a Ganesha’s idol without crown or ‘Mukut’. Mukut/ Crown is a symbol of Unique and big thinking and an idol without the crown is considered as inauspicious. A crown or mukut enhances the beauty of Ganesha’s idol.

  4. On Ganesh Chaturthi, bring only Ganesha’s Idol. Since we perform puja to please Lord Ganesha on this day, thus avoid an idol that has Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha together for Ganesh Chaturthi.

  5. Whenever you are placing the idol of Ganesha, remember that modak (Indian sweet) and a mouse (Mushak) should be a part of the statue.

  6. Do not set up or establish Ganesh’s idol in Bedroom or to a wall which is near or next to Bathroom. It is inauspicious as per Vastu Shastra.

  7. The area of your home that is not as per the norms of Vastu Shastra, make a Swastik with Orange sindoor and cow ghee. Doing this reduces the negative impacts of the Vastu Dosha.

Place Lord Ganesha as per these rules and get His Blessings throughout the year. 






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Venus is entering in Virgo on 1st August 2018 and will remain there till 1st September’18. Venus is the 6th planet out of nine planets and it is considered that it is the Lord of Taurus and Libra zodiac. 
In Vedic astrology, Venus is considered as a planet that brings positive results. It is associated with art, love, material pleasures and life partner, but at the same time, it brings Bad effects too. Let's talk about how this Venus Transit is going to impact your life:

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Venus in Virgo & its Impact on your life-

  1. Venus is very important as it represents marriage and conjugal relationships.

  2. Venus also brings comfort and luxuries.

  3. Venus brings wealth and material prosperity in your life. But at the same time, Venus brings more material aspects than the spiritual attributes.

  4. When Venus is in Virgo, it brings positive results, but at the same time brings some negative and adverse effects for some zodiacs.

Know how this transit is impacting your life as per your zodiac:

  • For Aries- Not a Good time. Opponents will try to harm you. You may get attracted to opposite sex, avoid making relationship outside your marriage. Avoid arguments as well with your partner as this may lead to even worsen your relationship. Avoid traveling to other places as this time is inauspicious for you.

  • For Taurus- This is a Good time very you. Your finance will gain this period. People looking for a job will get some good offers. A great time for Love as well can be seen. If you are planning for a baby this is a good time. If you are a student, your performance will also get improved with positive results.

  • For Gemini- Good time for economic gains. Relatives will be helpful. Long waited desires will be fulfilled. You are advised to avoid any property or vehicle purchase in this period. You may get troubled by some mental stress. Try to keep good relations with your children.

  • For Cancer- This is a Good time for you in all aspects. Your respect will increase in society. Your number of friends will also be increased. You will indulge more in social work and charity. Your colleagues will be more helpful to you. All good signs are there, EXCEPT your relation with your sister or friend. Take a little care during this period to avoid confrontations.

  • For Leo- Wonderful time if you are married. Good news can come. If you have an interest in art and music, this is a favorable period. If you are a student you will get positive results. On the other hand, some loss of wealth can also be seen. If you are in a business, some loss you may get so be cautious.

  • For Virgo- Since Venus is entering Virgo, this is very Lucky time for you. Enemies will be defeated and business will grow. You may get attracted to the opposite sex also in this period. If you are married, you may start planning. Business Growth is also seen. Make sure to consult elders before taking any important decisions.

  • For Libra- Spend wisely as some extra expenses are seen. Good time for creative people. In work, long-distance travel can come. However, you may be cheated by your own friend or your original work and idea can be stolen. So it is advisable for you to keep calm at work.

  • For Scorpio- Not a good time. Be cautious while spending money as some losses are seen. Avoid stress as it may dominate you. If you are in a relationship some misunderstandings can be seen so avoid arguments. Increase in expenses can also be seen. If you are in a business, be cautious

  • For Sagittarius- Not a good period. You may face stress during this period. This time is not favorable for romantic life as well. in business also you may face loss. it is advisable to avoid any arguments and stay calm. also, respect every woman. Do take good care of your health.
  • For Capricorn- opportunities for new jobs can come. Spouse and friends support will be there. Travel will be beneficial for you. You can get benefit from any Government plan. Your fame in society will increase. But, you will be irritated in this period for no reasons.

  • For Aquarius- Alert yourself and be cautious in this period. There may be some sensual thoughts in mind so be cautious on that part. Be careful while driving or traveling. It is advisable for you to be polite with everyone and avoid any sort of arguments in this period.

  • For Pisces- Some kind of disturbance in married life can be seen. Take good care of your health. This transition period requires hard work from your end to achieve success. Travel is okay but avoid long distance trips.

Conclusion- It is always advisable to get the most of the benefits if the time is favorable for you and at the same time be cautious enough to avoid any adverse situation if the time is not in favor for you.


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