New Delhi: The much-awaited 9-day long festival of Navratri will begin from October 7 and culminate with Vijayadashami (Dussehra) on October 15 this year. Devotees worship 9 different forms of Maa Durga during Navratri and seek her blessings.
TYPES OF NAVRATRIS:
There are four types of Navratri throughout the year, each falling in a particular season. However, the most common and widely celebrated Navratri happens to be Sharad or Shardiya Navratri (September-October) and Chaitra Navratri (March-April) respectively.
During the nine-day long Hindu festival of Maa Durga, devotees observe fast and pray to the goddess seeking her blessings.
The Ghatasthapana puja will take place on October 7, 2021, i.e. Day 1 of Sharad Navratri. On this day, Goddess Shailputri will be worshipped.
GHATASTHAPANA PUJA TIMINGS:
Ashwina Ghatasthapana on Thursday, October 7, 2021
Ghatasthapana Muhurat – 06:17 AM to 07:07 AM
Duration – 00 Hours 50 Mins
Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat – 11:45 AM to 12:32 PM
Duration – 00 Hours 47 Mins
Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls on Pratipada Tithi
Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls during prohibited Chitra Nakshatra
Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls during prohibited Vaidhriti Yoga
Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls during Dvi-Svabhava Kanya Lagna
Pratipada Tithi Begins – 04:34 PM on Oct 06, 2021
Pratipada Tithi Ends – 01:46 PM on Oct 07, 2021
Chitra Nakshatra Begins – 11:20 PM on Oct 06, 2021
Chitra Nakshatra Ends – 09:13 PM on Oct 07, 2021
Vaidhriti Yoga Begins – 05:12 AM on Oct 07, 2021
Vaidhriti Yoga Ends – 01:40 AM on Oct 08, 2021
Kanya Lagna Begins – 06:17 AM on Oct 07, 2021
Kanya Lagna Ends – 07:07 AM on Oct 07, 2021
FULL DAY-WISE NAVRATRI CALENDAR 2021:
Oct 7, Day 1 – Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshana, Shailputri Puja
Oct 8, Day 2 -Dwitiya, Brahmacharini Puja
Oct 9, Day 3 – Tritiya, Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja, Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Oct 10, Day 4 – Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandamata Puja
Oct 11, Day 5 – Shashthi, Saraswati Avahan, Katyayani Puja
Oct 12, Day 6 – Saptami, Saraswati Puja, Kalaratri Puja
Oct 13, Day 7 – Ashtami, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
Oct 14, Day 8 – Navami, Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa
Oct 15, Day 9 – Dashami, Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami
(puja timings as per drikpanchang.com)
Sharad Navratri coincides with the Durga Puja festivity which is a 5-day long festival, widely celebrated across the globe. It is a major festival for the Bengali community. This year it begins from October 11 to 15 respectively.
Jai Mata Di!