Navratri 2022:Important things related to Navratri

According to the Hindu calendar, Sharadiya Navratri starts from the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month every year. Durga Ashtami Vrat on Ashtami Tithi, Kanya Pujan, Mahanavami on Navami Tithi and Dussehra or Vijayadashami on (Navratri 2022:Important things related to Navratri) Dashami Tithi are celebrated with joy in Nepal and India. This year Navratri is starting from Monday 26th September. On the day of Pratipada, the worship of various forms of Maa Durga begins with the installation of Ghatasthapana or Kalash. Also read: Jitiya Vrat 2022

According to Panchang, Ashwin Shukla Pratipada Tithi is from 03:23 AM on 26 September to 03:08 AM on 27 September. Sharadiya Navratri will start from September 26. On this first day of Navratri, after the installation of Kalash, (Navratri 2022:Important things related to Navratri) Maa Shaitraputri will be worshiped as the first form of Maa Durga.

Ghatasthapana installation auspicious time 2022

The auspicious time for establishing Ghatasthapana of Sharadiya Navratri is from 06:11 AM to 07:51 AM. If you are unable to install the Kalash in the morning due to any reason, then you can do it in the auspicious time of the afternoon between 11 am to 48 minutes to 12 am to 36 minutes. Abhijit Muhurta is considered the best Muhurta for establishing Kalash. Also read: Ganesh Chaturdarshi 2022

Ghatasthapana importance in Navratri?

Ghatasthapana (installation of Kalash) is of special importance on Teej, festivals of Hinduism. According to religious beliefs, Kalash is believed to be the abode of gods and goddesses, planets and constellations. Kalash is considered as a symbol of happiness and prosperity and auspicious work. Ghat means activating the powers in the Kalash by invoking them. In Navratri, all the powers are invoked by setting up the Kalash. This destroys the negative energy present in the house.

Why are barley sown in Ghatasthapana?

According to religious beliefs, barley is considered to be the symbol of Lord Brahma and Goddess Annapurna, it is said that barley is the first crop of creation. At the time of Ghatasthapana, barley i.e. millets are sown and then they are worshiped first. Barley (grain) is considered to be the form of Brahma, so it should be respected first.

Sharadiya Navratri Ghatasthapana material

  1. A wide-mouthed earthen vessel for sowing barley
  2. Saptadhanya (7 types of grains)
  3. Clean clay, earthen or copper urns with lids
  4. Kalava, coconut, red flower, vermilion,
  5. Ganges water, mango or ashoka leaves, perfumes, coins
  6. Unripe, red cloth, betel nut, cloves
  7. Cardamom, Pan, Durva, Sweets, Incense, Agarbatti

Ghatastapana Puja method

  1. On the first day of Navratri, do Ghatastapana only in auspicious time. Take special care of time.
  2. Put a layer of clean farm soil in an earthen vessel and sow seven types of grains in it.
  3. Now take the vow of fasting and place a red cloth on the pooja post in the east corner and install the photo of Goddess Durga.
  4. After this, put Gangajal, Durva, Akshat, coins, betel nuts in a copper or clay urn.
  5. Tie mooli on the urn and add 5 leaves of mango or ashoka in it.
  6. Now put a coconut tied with red string on top of the kalash. Coconut is considered to be the symbol of Ganesha, as well as Tridev resides in it. Make a swastika with rolls on the kalash
  7. Now install the barley pot and kalash in front of Maa Durga’s photo.

Important things related to Navratri

On the first day of Navratri, Shailputri, the first form of Maa Durga, is worshiped after the installation of the Kalash. On this day, most people observe the first fast of Navratri. Those who are not able to fast for 9 days of Navratri, they fast on the first day and Durga Ashtami. It is called Chhadti-Utarti Vrat of Navratri.

On the day of Mahashtami, Kanya is worshiped and Havan is performed on Mahanavami or Dashami. However, in many places, Havan is performed only on the day of Durga Ashtami. Although the Ja people fast for 9 days, they perform Havan on Navami or Dashami and perform Parana on the day of Dussehra.

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