Navratri 2016 :
The Indian celebration of Navratri has been gotten from two words—”Nav” + “Ratri”, which signifies “nine evenings” in English. This celebration is predominant all through India, however it is more unmistakable in the condition of Gujarat and Bengal. Hindus praise this celebration to express their dedication to the goddess of force, Durga. The love of the goddess Durga proceeds for nine days. Every day, an alternate type of the goddess is worshiped. Taking after the nine days of customs and love, the tenth day is praised as Dussehra, which is otherwise called Vijay-Dashmi. It is commended to stamp the triumph of legendary King Lord Rama over the King of Sri Lanka, Ravana.
Chaitra Navratri: 8 April 2016 to 16 April 2016
08 April 2016 – 1st Navratri
09 April 2016 – 2st Navratri
10 April 2016 – 3st Navratri
Varad Vinayaka Chauth
11 April 2016 – 4st Navratri
12 April 2016 – 5st Navratri
13 April 2016 – 6st Navratri
14 April 2016 – 7st Navratri
15 April 2016 – 8st Navratri
16 April 2016 – 9st Navratri
Navratri Puja Vidhi
Navratri is amongst the most imperative Hindu celebrations. This favorable celebration is commended with awesome enthusiasm and commitment all through the nation. The exacting significance of “Navratri” is ‘nine promising evenings’. Navratri is a devout celebration celebrated in the respect of nine unique types of the Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati for nine nonstop days. The Goddess of Power is loved amid nowadays with a specific end goal to look for her gifts and security from any obscure dread and conceivable danger. The aficionados request peace and success from the Goddess. The Goddess of force has the matchless quality over the creation, safeguarding and obliteration of the universe.
Navratri is being commended in our nation sticking to every one of the traditions and ceremonies. It is of most extreme significance to know the correct strategy for performing the Navratri Pooja. Here, is the full Navratri Pooja Vidhi.
Items to be required for the Navratri Pooja:
- Picture or Idol of Goddess Durga in the Pooja room
- A dupatta or sari to offer to the deity
- Durga Saptshati book
- Ganga water or plain water in Kalash (pitcher)
- Fresh and washed mango leaves
- Fresh grass
- One coconut
- Roli, red sacred powder for tilak
- Moli, red sacred thread
- Supari (Areca nuts)
- Paan (Betel leaves)
- Kumkum (vermilion)
You will require incense sticks, a “profound” and a matchstick. You will likewise require some new blossoms like rose, jasmine or red hibiscus. You may offer new foods grown from the ground, for example, ‘laddoo’, or “peda” for prasad. Take a tangle, to sit. On the off chance that conceivable, each individual from the house ought to sit together.
Navratri Pooja Vidhi:
For performing the Navratri Pooja, you have to wake up at a young hour in the morning. Get up sharp at the dawn. This time is viewed as best to perform the Navratri Pooja. Scrub down and wear washed garments. Keep “profound” at the left half of the god. Attempt to light the ‘Akhand Jyot’. Remember that you ought not go out empty on the off chance that you are lighting the ‘Akhand Jyot’. Somebody should stay back at home. On the right hand side of the icon, keep incense sticks and so forth. Keep yourself arranged to do the Puja with full dedication and focus. Keep the kalash and coconut also. Lay the tangle and sit in an upright position before the god. Light the ‘profound’. Ring the chime or blow the ‘Shankh’.
For ‘Kalash Sthapna’:
Put the kalash close to the icon or photo of the god and fill it with unadulterated water. Put mango leaves on the mouth of the kalash. Put a coconut inside the kalash. Tie moli around the neck of the kalash.
Sprinkle “Gangajal” everywhere throughout the Puja room. Presently, offer sandalwood powder and some crisp grass to the Goddess. At that point, offer the sari or dupatta to the Goddess. Put some crisp blooms before the Goddess. Next, offer “paan” with a clove put on it. In the event that you are hitched, then offer two such paans. Light “agarbatti” or incense sticks. Perform “havan” utilizing this mantra-“Om aing hreeng kleeng chamundaya vichche namah”. Give aahuti for 11 times. Crease your hands and implore. Finally, offer prasad and do aarti of Goddess Durga. Sing the “Kshama Prarthana” of the thirteenth part of consecrated Durga Saptshati and finish up the Puja. Beg with entire heart.
The Durga Saptashati book ought to be kept deliberately and deferentially.
Festivity of “Mahanavami” in India:
The ninth day of Navratri, prominently known as “Mahanavami” is the last day of Navratri festivities. The festival of “Mahanavami” differs from state to state in India.
Individuals of various states observe Mahanavami in their own specific manner. Individuals from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab do ‘Kanya Puja’ on the most recent day. On the finishing up day, nine young ladies are welcomed in the house and devoured with heavenly nourishment. These nine young ladies are dealt with as the nine types of the Goddess. They are invited by washing their feet and putting tilak on their brow.
The general population of Kerala observe Saraswati Pooja on ‘Ashtami’, the eighth day or the day preceding Mahanavami. The finishing up day is dealt with as the resting day. Individuals don’t start with any new work and even youngsters don’t think about this day.
Navratri festivities end on “Ashtami” rather than Mahanavami in a few sections of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Kashmir and Maharashtra.
The general population of West Bengal observe Durga Pooja with awesome excitement and dedication. Tremendous “Pandal” (tent) is set up and an immense icon of Goddess Durga is introduced in the “Pandal” and revered. On Mahanavami, the icon of Goddess Durga is said goodbye and inundated in the ocean or waterway or any streaming wellspring of water.
The celebration of Navratri is separated into the arrangements of three days. These sets are figured to venerate the diverse types of the Goddess. On the initial three days, Goddess Durga is venerated and revered. She is known not the ace of force and dispenses with all the underhandedness and dread from the brain and life of the enthusiasts. The following three days are committed to the Goddess of riches Lakshmi. She gives the gifts of endless riches upon her fans. The last arrangement of three days is committed for revering the Goddess of knowledge Saraswati. She is in charge of otherworldly edification and accomplishment in life.
The Goddesses are adored under nine unique names and in nine distinct characters amid the nine prosperous days. The main type of Goddess Durga is “Shailputri” which means the ‘Goddess of Himalayas’ is loved on the principal day. The second type of Goddess Durga is ‘Brahmacharini’, adored on the second day. Her name is gotten from the word ‘Brahma’. On the third day, the Goddess is adored as ‘Chandraghanta’. She symbolizes magnificence and courage.
The Goddess “Kushmanda” is venerated on the fourth day. She is accepted to be the maker of the universe. On the fifth day, ‘Skanda Mata’ is venerated. She is the mother of the boss warrior of the God’s Army, Skand. The 6th day is committed for the Goddess ‘Katyayani’, who has three eyes and four hands.
The Goddess “Kalratri” is venerated on the seventh day of Navratri. She is as dark as the night and takes away every one of the fears from the enthusiasts. The Goddess ‘Maha Gauri’ is adored on the eighth day of Navratri. She is the exemplification of magnificence and as white as the snow. She speaks to smoothness and knowledge. The ninth day, otherwise called ‘Mahanavami’, is the finishing up day of Navratri. Goddess “Siddhidatri” is revered on the most recent day of Navratri.
Navratri is a celebration of notions, positive musings, peace and thriving. Consistently it is invited with awesome regard and love. Individuals avoid wrong deeds and enjoy unadulterated dedication. Wish you a Happy Navratri!