Chaitra Navratri: Kanyapujan is done on Ashtami and Navami Tithi of Navratri. 

Kanya Puja:

According to belief, at the end of Navratri, devotees perform Kanya Puja on Ashtami or Navami date of Navratri.

In these days, small girls are called in the house, Prasad is served to them and blessings are sought from them by tika etc.

There is a belief behind this that girls are the form of Maa Durga.

Nine forms of Maa Durga are worshiped during the nine days of Chaitra Navratri, that is why nine girls are invited to the house on Ashtami or Navami Tithi.

Along with this, Mahagauri is worshiped on Ashtami Tithi and Maa Siddhidatri is worshiped on Navami Tithi.

Know when is the auspicious time for Kanya Pujan on both these days. 

The auspicious time for worshiping girls on Ashtami and Navami dates.

Kanya Puja Muhurt On Ashtami And Navami 

Ashtami Tithi of Navratri is on 29th March.

On this day Kanyapujan can be done in Amrit Choghadiya.

Amrit Choghadiya Muhurta will be from 6.37 am to 8.09 am.

It would be very good to do Kanya Pujan during this time period.

After this, Kanya Pujan can also be done from 11.13 am to 12.45 pm. 

On March 30, Navami, the auspicious time for Kanya Pujan is being told from 6.13 am to 7.46 am.

After this, Kanya Pujan can also be done from 10.52 am to 12.25 pm.

However, apart from these auspicious times on Ashtami and Navami dates, one can perform Kanya Pujan anytime throughout the day.

Method of Kanyapujan 

  • To perform Kanya Pujan on Ashtami and Navami dates, first of all wake up in the morning and wear clean clothes after bathing.

    If the devotees are observing a fast, then they take a vow of Navratri Vrat. 

  • Now worship is done at home like everyday and bhog is offered to the Mother Goddess. 

  • After this the girls are called in the house. 

  • The feet of the girls are washed and they are made to sit on a mat.

  • Kalava is tied in the hand and tilak is applied on the forehead. 

  • Halwa, chana, puri, coconut and batashe etc. are served in Prasad. 

  • Girls are also given a gift, an item of adornment, a rupee or any amount out of reverence. 

  • After this, blessings are taken by touching the feet of the girls and they are sent home. 

  • Feeding poori to cow on this day is also considered very auspicious. 

(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on general beliefs and information. NDTV does not confirm it.)