Navratri Date 2023: Nine forms of Maa Durga are worshiped on Navratri.
Shardiya Navratri: Navratri has special religious significance. Sharadiya Navratri begins on the pratipada tithi of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month and lasts for nine days. According to the belief, devotees conclude the puja on Saptami, Ashtami and Navami (Navami) of Navratri. It is believed that by worshiping on Navratri, Maa Durga (Ma Durga) is pleased and removes all the sufferings of the devotees. Fasting devotees also get happiness, prosperity and opulence. Know from which day Sharadiya Navratri is starting and how to do Ghatasthapana.
Date of Sharadiya Navratri | Shardiya Navratri Date
According to the Panchang, the pratipada tithi of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month will start at 14:11 pm on Saturday, October 24 this year and will end at 16:12 am on Monday, October 32. Due to this, the first fast of Sharadiya Navratri will be kept on Sunday, October 15 and from this day Sharadiya Navratri will start. Swati and Chitra Nakshatra are also being formed on this day.
During the nine days of Navratri, Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmacharini, Maa Chandraghanta, Maa Kushmanda, Maa Skandamata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kalratri, Maa Siddhidatri and Maa Mahagauri are worshipped respectively.Ghatasthapana on Sharadiya Navratri
On the day of Sharadiya Navratri, the auspicious muhurat of Ghatasthapana (Ghatasthapana) is done during Chitra Nakshatra. This time the date of Chitra Nakshatra is starting at 14.4 pm on October 24 and will be at 15.36 pm on October 13. In such a situation, it proves very auspicious to do ghatasthapana during this period.
On the day of Sharadiya Navratri, people wake up in the morning and take a bath and wear clean clothes. People who keep a fast (Navratri fast) take a pledge of fasting. The temple is cleaned and the temple is cleaned with Ganga water. After this, the red cloth is laid on the post. The idol of Maa Durga is decorated. After this, a clay urn is placed nearby and Ashoka leaves are planted around it and make swastika. Betel nut, coin and akshat are added to it. Wrap a red chunari in coconut and place it on top of the urn and appeal to Mother Jagadambe. The lamp is lit and the method of urn installation is completed.
(Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on common assumptions and information.