India is celebrating Chaitra Navratri 2019. Sharad Navratri and Chaitra Navratri are two Navratris that are the most celebrated festivals by devotees of Goddess Durga. The festival of nine days is very important for Hindus across the world. During these nine days, devotees pray to nine incarnations of Goddess Durga called Navdurga. Each day of Navratri is dedicated to one form of the Goddess Parvati. All nine days, devotees pray to Goddess with multiple offerings like milk, sugar, and fruits. The 8th and 9th day of Navaratri is called Ashtami and Navami respectively. And on these day devotees worships little girls and offers them kaale chane, puri, kheer, sweets and some gifts to make Goddess Parvati happy.
When Is Ashtami: Ashtami Puja, Ashtami Date
This year Ashtami would be celebrated on Wednesday,13th April 2019.
Ashtami Tithi Begins = 10:16 on 13 Apr 2019
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 12:49 on 13 Apr 2019
When is Navami: Navami Date and Navami Puja
This year Navami starts on 14th April and would end on 14th April.
Navami Tithi Begins – 12:49 PM on 14/Apr/2019
Navami Tithi Ends – 15:28 PM on 14/Apr/2019
Ashtami & Navami Puja Vidhi
First, you should wash feet of all the girls you have invited and then make them sit on pedestals. After that Moli (red and yellow holy thread) is tied on the right Hand and tilak is applied on the forehead of all girls. Traditional Ashtami and Navami Prasad – Puri, Chana and Halwa, is first offered to Goddess Durga and then served to all the girls. Girls are also offered some presents in the form of money, Red dupatta, and bangles. The puja ends with taking blessings from the girls in the form of a pat on the back while touching their feet.
The ritual of Kanya Pujan celebrates the Hindu philosophy which beliefs in the universal forces to be feminine gender. The very original force is Mahamaya whose inspiration created the Gods and the rest of the universe. Goddess Parvati and all her forms are believed to be the Incarnation of the same inspiration Mahamaya.
About Chaitra Navaratri
Chaitra Navratri is the beginning of the Indian or the Hindu New Year which is the first day of the Chitra Sudi, consistently. Navratri the celebration of nine evenings which are committed to Goddess Durga and her nine incarnations. The nine days have incredible religious hugeness among Goddess Durga, the awesome mother, had devastated the insidious power as the devil Mahisashura amid this period.
The celebration is praised with dedication and immaculateness everywhere throughout India. Individuals from different segments of the public regardless of standing faith praise this celebration by going to temples and offering pujas at the Mother’s feet.
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