Vidhi of Navratri puja and benefits of this puja

 Importance of Navratri vrat

Navratri is one of the most important festivals of Hindu. Navrartri is celebrated with great devotion and dedication throughout the world.  Meaning of Navratri is ‘nine promising nights’. Navrartri is the festival celebrated continuously for nine days in the respect of nine different forms of the Goddess Durga. On this auspicious day, people observe fast for eight days. For performing this puja, devotees wake up early in the morning and take bath. Alcohol and non-veg are abstained during these days.  Tea and coffee are allowed in this fast. Sendha namak is used in the place of common namak or salt. Now, some snacks are also available in the markets, especially for Navrati Vrat. People break their vrat on the last day of the Navratri but some peoples also break their vrat on the eighth day of Navratri after worshipping the nine young girls.

When navratri puja falls in upcoming years

In 2015, navratri is going to be celebrated between 21st March and 29th March.

In 2016, navratri will be celebrated between 8th April and 16th April.

In 2016 Navratri Puja date 01 October to 10 October 2016

In 2017, navratri will be celebrated between 28th and 5th April.

In 2018, navratri will be celebrated between 18th March and 26th March.

Navratri Puja Vidhi

Navratri is celebrated with all rituals and customs in our country. So, it is important to know the correct method of the Navratrti puja. Here we are providing the complete Navratri puja vidhi.

Navratri puja requires some items. They are as follows-

Idol or picture of Durga, durga Sapyshati book, ganga jal, fresh grass, one coconut, sandalwood, paan, supari, Roli, Moli, Rice, kumkum, Gulal, cardamom, cloves.

You will also require Deepak, incense sticks and match stick. In addition,  you need some fresh flowers such as jasmine, rose, or red hibiscus. It is important to offer fresh sweets like pedda or laddoo and some fruits for Prasad. Take a red mat, to sit. And if it is possible, then every member should sit together.

Time should be considered to perform the Navrtri puja. Wake up early in the morning and take bath and wear clean clothes. Keep Deepak at the left side of the picture or idol of the deity. Try to take an ‘Akhand Jyot’. In these nine days, someone must stay at home.  On the other side (right hand) keep other things like incense sticks etc.  And after these arrangements, you should do Puja with full concentration and devotion.

For Kalash Sthapna

Firstly fill the Kalash with pure water and then place it near the picture or idol of the deity.  Keep the mango leaves on the kalash mouth. And then, keep coconut inside the Kalash. After, placing such coconut, tie the moli on the neck of the Kalash. Sprinkle Gangajal in the room. Now, offer some fresh grass and sandalwood to the Goddess. Offer red dupatta or sari to the Goddess. And after this, offer fresh flowers to the Goddess. Next, present paan with a clove to the Goddess. Light incense sticks and agarbatti. After such arrangements next step is to perform Havan and chanting of mantra- “Om aing hreeng kleeng chamundaya vichche namah”. And give 11 times aahuti. Fold both your hands and pray. And at last, do aarti of Durga and read the Durga Saptashati chapters and finally, take Prasad of such puja.

Importance of nine days of navratri

1st-3rd day of Navratri puja

In the puja room, prepare a small mud bed and sow barley seeds on it on the starting day of Navrartri. These starting days are wholly dedicated to Goddess Durga.

4th -6th day of navrartri puja

During these days of Navrartri Puja, the Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for peace and prosperity.

7th day of Navrartri Puja

Last three days of Navratri Puja, goddess Saraswati is worshipped to obtain the spiritual knowledge.

8th day of Navratri Puja

8th day of Navrartri is also known as mahaashtami. This day worshipping of liitle girls (kumari puja) is done as the mother goddess, therefore, it is a important part of rituals.

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9th day of Navrartri Puja                                    

Last day of Navrarti is also known as Mahanavmi. On this special day, devotees perform Kanya Puja. Nine young girls show nine different forms of Goddess Durga.  Firstly, their feet are washed and then offered food, it mainly includes halwa, poori and Kala Chana along with piece of coconut and some money (dakshina).

Mantra for navratri puja

Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shanti rupena sansitha
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shakti rupena sansthita
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, matra rupena sansthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha!

Sarva mangala maangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
Sharanye trayambake Gauri
Narayani namosthute
Benefits of Navratri puja

During these days, one should worship the power of Goddess and seek her blessings. The devotees are blessed from peace and prosperity. The power of goddess Durga has the Supremacy over the prevention, destruction and creation of the Universe. Therefore, Goddess Durga protects her Devotees from all problems and worries.

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Category: Puja

Sep, 18 2016 07:36 pm