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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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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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WHY TO DO KALASH STHAPNA?

  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


AUSPICIOUS TIME FOR KALASH STHAPNA IN 2018 

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

LIST OF ITEMS REQUIRED FOR KALASH STHAPNA

Kalash Sthapna List of Items and Puja Procedure/ Puja Vidhi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj5TYWPVrFs&t=3s

  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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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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These forms are-

Day 1: SHAILPUTRI

Day 2: BRAHMCHARINI

Day 3: CHANDRAGHANTA

Day 4: KUSHMUNDA

Day 5: SKAND MATA

Day 6: KATYAYANI

Day 7: KALRATRI

Day 8: MAHA GAURI

Day 9: SIDDHIDATRI

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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Diwali or Deepawali is the Hindu festival of lights and is celebrated with much zeal and enthusiasm every year. Diwali falls on the ‘Amavasya’ in the month of Karthik, according to the Hindu calendar. The festival is known to bring joy, health and prosperity and other than its religious significance, Diwali is special also because it brings families and near-and-dear ones closer.

Every year on Diwali, there is an elaborate Puja that is performed in the household. There is an intricate list of ‘saamagri’ or materials that are required and a proper procedure or ‘vidhi’ is to be followed for the appropriate completion of the Puja. 

To make it easier for you, Vastu Dekho brings you a complete list of the ‘saamagri’/ items required for the Diwali Puja.

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Firstly, you will need to get the idols of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha, their clothes- red coloured for Goddess Laxmi and yellow for Lord Ganesha, ‘sree-yantra’ and then the following items:

  1. ‘Akshat’ or unbroken rice
  2. Roli
  3. Camphor or ‘kapoor’
  4. Cotton
  5. Coconut
  6. Turmeric Powder
  7. Sandal Powder
  8. ‘Kalawa’ or holy thread
  9. Dry coconut
  10. Fruits
  11. Batasha
  12. Sweets
  13. Dry fruits
  14. Coriander seeds
  15. Puffed rice or ‘kheel’ and sugar ‘khilauna
  16. Clove, cardamom, saffron
  17. Vermillion or ‘kumkum’
  18. Betel leaves and Areca Nuts (Paan-supaari)
  19. Flowers including flower garlands of rose and marigold
  20. Lotus flower and lotus seeds
  21. Incense sticks
  22. ‘Kalash’ or an urn
  23. Mustard oil or Sesame oil
  24. Gold or silver coins
  25. Earthen lamps
  26. White cloth and red cloth (2 metres each)
  27. Rupee coins
  28. Pure ghee, milk, honey and curd
  29. Panchamrita (mixture of milk, curd, honey, ghee and sugar)
  30. 11 small shells or ‘kaudi
  31. Conch or ‘shankh’
  32. Gangajal
  33. Clay pot to make kohl or ‘kajal’
  34. Wooden stool or ‘chauki’ for the idols
  35. School book/account book (‘bahi-khata’) and pen (anything related to the source of income and education in the family)
  36. Match box
     

If you are not able to gather one or more of the aforementioned items, remember that the Puja is auspiciously complete if you worship the Gods and Goddesses with pure faith and true devotion.

 

Now that the ‘saamagri’ is complete, let us look at how to perform the Puja with proper procedure. Laxmi Puja is the most important part of the festival, and we have prepared the ‘vidhi’ for you to refer before the Puja:

DEEPAVALI/ DIWALI PUJA VIDHI 

  1. First of all, place the white cloth on the wooden ‘chauki’ and carefully place the idols of Ganesh and Laxmi on it (‘moorti-sthaapana’). The idols shuld be bathed in the ‘panchamrita’ mentioned in the saamagri.
  2. Make sure that the chauki faces towards east.
  3. Make a rangoli around the chauki.
  4. Sprinkle gangajal on the idols and around the whole ‘Puja-sthal’ to purify the area.
  5. Apply roli, kumkum and akshat (unbroken rice) on the idols. Clothe the idols with their respective coloured clothes.
  6. Place the flower garlands on the idols.
  7. Offer the lotus flower, if possible, to Goddess Laxmi.
  8. Take two betel leaves and place in front of the idols. Place supaari and cardamom on the leaves and fold them in half at least three times, and seal them with clove.
  9. Offer the leaves to the idols.
  10. Keep the ‘sree-yantra’ on the chauki and apply roli and sandal on it.
  11. Offer rupee coins to Goddess Laxmi, however much you may want to.
  12. Offer the conch and the small shells to Goddess Laxmi by placing them on the chauki.
  13. Place a silver coin on the chauki.
  14. Place the small shells and lotus seeds in earthen lamps and situate them on the chauki.
  15. Offer flowers, fruits and sweets to the God and Goddess.
  16. Offer ‘bhog’ of sugar, ‘khilauna’ and puffed rice.
  17. Take a slightly bigger lamp (diya) and keep cotton ‘baati’ on it, then fill it with mustard oil completely as it has to stay lit all night.
  18. Keep the clay pot over the diya so that ‘kajal’/ pure smoke gets accumulated in it in the morning. All family members should apply this ‘kajal’ as it is considered auspicious.
  19. Start the worship of the idols by reciting appropriate ‘shlokas’ and chants. You may use a prayer book specified for the Puja.
  20. Begin the ‘aarti’-first of Lord Ganesh then of Goddess Laxmi. All the family members must recite the ‘aarti’ with faith and reverence.
  21. Take the shells and lotus seeds placed on the chauki and keep them in the main ‘diya’ overnight. In the morning, take one shell and seed and make a bundle of them, and give it to all the family members.
  22. After that, distribute the sweets as ‘prasad’ to all the family members.
  23. Later, light all the earthen lamps (and candles) and place them everywhere in your home: no corner should be left in darkness.

 

We wish you and your family all the health, joy and prosperity and hope that we all can make this Diwali better for others, too. We hope that our article was informative and precise and that it helped you in your Puja.

May Goddess Laxmi bless us all!

 

 

 


 

 

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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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