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Navratri Special- Kalash Sthapna Timings 2018, Vidhi & Significance

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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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posted Oct 9, 2018 by Team Vastu

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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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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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Dhanteras Puja Muhurat/ Auspicious Timings and Dhanteras Date 2018, Why to buy utensils or any new items on Dhanteras? And Dhanteras Puja list of Items and Dhanteras Puja Procedure or Puja Vidhi

Deepawali is a five-day festival. The first day of these five days, Dhanteras is celebrated with much Zeal and enthusiasm.

Dhanteras is also known as ‘Dhan Trayodashi’. ‘Puja’ with the proper procedure is believed to bring prosperity and happiness.

 Dhanteras 2018- Date and auspicious timings

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In 2018 Dhanteras falls on 5th November- Monday,

& the auspicious Puja timing is between 6:05 PM to 8:01 PM

Perform Puja in this auspicious time

Why is this day known as ‘Dhanteras’?

  • It is believed that on the ‘Trayodashi Tithi’ of the ‘Karthik Krishna Paksh’ Lord Dhanwantari was born. And this is why this day is known as Dhanteras
  • Lord Dhanwantari was originated from ‘Samudra Manthan’ and He was born with a vase or ‘kalash’ of ‘amrit’ in his hand
  • This is also why there is a tradition where buying utensils on Dhanteras are considered auspicious, as Lord Dhanwantari was born with a ‘kalash’ himself
  • Dhanwantari is known to be the doctor of all deities, which is why Dhanteras is also known as ‘Ayurveda Diwas’
  • The day the sea was churned and Lord Dhanwantari was born, was also the day when Goddess Laxmi was born.
  • On Dhanteras, Kuber Ji, Goddess laxmi, Dhanwantari and Yamraj are worshipped.

Importance of Yam Puja on the Dhanteras day

According to religious beliefs, Yamraj had said that
If any human, on the date of Trayodashi of the Karthik Krishna paksha lights a lamp or ‘deepak’ at the main entrance of his/her house facing Southern direction then his/her life shall be free of the curse of untimely death or ‘akaal mrityu'

Therefore, on this day we must worship Lord Yamraj following proper rites and rituals

List of Items required for Dhanteras Puja

A short wooden stool or ‘paata’, a four-sided Earthen Lamp or ‘diya’, Cotton wicks, Gangajal, Roli, Akshat or Unbroken Rice, One rupee coin, some Sugar, a Conch with a hole, Flowers, Sweets, Mustard oil or Sesame oil, Pure Ghee and Pure Water

In the evening time on Dhanteras, we first worship Yam, then Bhagwan Dhantari, Lord Ganesh, Goddess Laxmi and Kuber Ji

Puja ‘vidhi’ or the proper procedure of the Puja that is to be followed on Dhanteras

  1. First of all, take the wooden ‘paata’/ Chowki and make a Swastika on it by using roli.
  2. Now keep an earthen lamp or ‘deepak’ on this and place four cotton wicks in it.
  3. Now sprinkle Gangajal thrice around all the four sides of the lamp.
  4. Then apply tilak on it with the roli, and then some akshat or rice that is not broken.
  5. After that put some sugar, a one rupee coin and one conch- please mind that the conch or ‘kaudi’ should have a hole in it.
  6. Now offer some flowers and pray for the prosperity and happiness of the family.
  7. Apply tilak on all family members.
  8. Now keep this at the main entrance of the house on the right side of the main door taking care that the flame of the lamp should face towards the south.
  9. If possible, chant the ‘Dhanwantari mantra’ 108 times. It is said to bring more auspicious results Dhanvantari Mantra is ‘Om Dhan Dhanwantaraaye Namah’
  10. After chanting for 108 times, say that “we offer our obeisance to You, Lord, bless us with the best of health”
  11. After this Puja, you must worship Lord Ganesh, Goddess Laxmi and Lord Kuber. For this, do ‘panchopchaar puja’, offer flowers, light earthen lamps and offer sweets as ‘bhog’ do the deities.

We trust you liked our informative and knowledgeable video

We wish you health, wealth and prosperity and pray that Goddess Laxmi keeps her blessings with you!




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Vastu Dekho wishes you all a very Happy Deepawali! Diwali is a festival of vibrant lights and prosperity

In 2018 Diwali is on 7th November, Wednesday

Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day

Here are some Incredible Vastu Tips to attract Money, Abundance and Happiness

13 Most Powerful Tips to decor your Home as per Vastu Shastra in Diwali 2018

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Kitchen is the heart for every homemaker and it is the zone of fire

So it is important to worship and decorate kitchen as per vastu

Lit four Diyas or candles around all four corners of the Gas Stove/ Cooktop

Also Make a Swastik with ‘Kumkum’ on the Gas Stove/ Cooktop

Now the Tip for North or North East zone of the kitchen

If there is no source of water in the North zone then do this remedy

  1. Place a Pot filled with pure water on a Yellow Cloth in Northeast Corner/ Ishaan Kon
  2. Then put three coins in the pot and close it with a small lid


This remedy helps to bring more Abundance, Wealth and Better Health to the members of the family




On Diwali we light candles and ‘diya’. But we should not forget the Natural Light

It is very important to have natural light also in Diwali

Open all the windows and doors in the noon time and let Sunrays enter your home

Doing this will enhance high vibrations and positivity at home


This Diwali install a Golden House idol in the East zone of your home to get growth in Business

Make sure the horse is in the equestrian posture i.e. has both front legs up in the air


Install mirrors in the North direction as North is the direction of Lord Kuber

During Diwali Goddess Lakshmi visits Her devotees and if you place mirrors in this direction then it will multiply the money and wealth.


If you have Wall Clock in South or West wall then shift it immediately to the North or East Direction

It is believed doing so brings Favourable Time and enhances Growth and Prosperity



As it is believed Goddess Lakshmi visits our home this day so don’t forget to decorate the Main Door Entrance

  1. Add colors and happiness to your life by making a nice ‘Rangoli’ by flowers.
  2. If possible then place a Lotus flower at the Main Door Entrance.
  3. Goddess Lakshmi sits on Lotus and thus it is very auspicious to attract Her by placing a Lotus at the Main Door
  4. Place ‘Toran’ or ‘Bandhanvaar’ at the Main door. Use 5 mango leaves in this ‘Bandhanvaar’ to bring auspicious and positive results
  5. Make ‘Sripada’ or imprints of Goddess Lakshmi’s feet at the entrance using beautifully colored rice. Make sure the direction of Her feet should be towards inside of the house
  6. Similarly it is auspicious to make imprints of Goddess Lakshmi’s feet or ‘Sripada’ at the entrance of all the rooms of the house


Using Red and Yellow colors in temple of the house is very auspicious in Diwali

While selecting Goddess Lakshmi Idol, make sure She adorns lotus in two hands and Her two hands with mudras

Devotees should face North or East direction while offering prayers

On the day of Diwali it is a custom to worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha

And Their idols should be made of clay to ensure you success, good health and helps you in removing obstacles

Make sure to place Godess Lakshmi on the Right Hand Side of Lord Ganesha and make sure They are NOT facing each other


Whenever you place ‘Diya’ it should be in Odd numbers like 21 or 11

After Puja wherever you place diyas, place it in a set of Four.
It is believed these four ‘diyas’ represent Lord Indra, Lord Kuber, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi

Doing this brings very fruitful results

Use earthen diyas, clean it with pure water few hours before puja and then let it dry completely

As per Hindu scriptures it is believed if we place 21 Oil diyas and 9 pure ghee diyas in the temple Goddess Lakshmi visits directly in the temple


  1. Make a kumkum ‘Swastik’ on the cash almirah
  2. Place your cash almirah in such a way that while opening the door faces the north

Since North is the zone of lord Kuber as per vastu Shastra and it is believed He refills the cash when the door opens in this direction

  1. Make sure to place candles and diyas in the Bathroom and Toilet also. Doing this will remove away the negative vibrationsInstall water bodies like Water Fountain in the North East direction on Diwali for amazing cash inflow and fruitful results for the whole year

We trust you like our useful tips on the Diwali!

Décor you home this Diwali with these Amazing Incredible tips to welcome Goddess Lakshmi

May Goddess Lakshmi bestow your family with Happiness, Positivity, Abundance and Prosperity!












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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:

Venus Transit, Venus in Virgo, Auspicious timing

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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