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Celebrate Navratri festival or Durga Puja from 1st October to 10th October, 2016

Maa DurgaNavratri is the nine-day festival dedicated to Devi Durga by Hindus all over India. The nine days represent the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Navratri comes from the Sanskrit word “nava” denoting nine and “ratri” which is night. During this festival of nine nights, the nine forms of Shakti (also known as Navdurga) are worshipped across the country.

This year Shardiya Navratri, also known as Maha Navratri begins on October 1 and concludes on October 10.

The ancient Brihat Dharma Purana recounts the story of how the ten forms of Devi (Das Mahavidyas) first originated. According to this tale, Sati the daughter of the powerful Daksha, had married Shiva against her father’s wish. In order to spite his son-in-law, Daksha organised a Yajna (fire sacrifice) to which he invited every God and Goddess except Lord Shiva.

Sati heard about her father’s yajna from Narad Muni and asked Shiva’s permission to attend. Shiva, seeing through Daksha’s insult, bade her not to go. Sati became so furious that her body turned black and assumed the form of Goddess Kali. To prove to Shiva her real Self, Sati assumed other forms of the Divine Mother. The world shook under the weight of her anger and Shiva tried to flee, but wherever he went, the ten forms of Divine Mother stopped him in every direction. These ten forms are called Das Mahavaidyas.


Navratri festival is the most auspicious time for worshipping these forms of Goddess Durga. The tenth day of this festival is called Vijayadashami or Dussehra (Dasara) when the idols of Durga are immersed in water.Although Navratri festival is celebrated all over India, festivities reach their peak in Gujarat, Maharashtra and southern parts of Karnataka, where people celebrate Sharad Navratri with the Garba dance. In West Bengal, the last four days of Sharad Navratri are celebrated as Durga Puja. It is believed that Durga, the divine mother, had destroyed the evil forces of the demon Mahisashura during this time.

Celebrated at the start of the autumn season, Shardiya Navratri is the most important Navratri and is called Maha Navratri or Great Navratri. It generally falls on the first day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin.The nine manifestations of Goddess Durga worshipped on these nine days are: Shailputri, Brahmcharni, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.

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Navratri Durga Puja Vidhi and Puja Samagri

Puja Samagri which is used for Navratri Puja includes:
• Photo or Idol of Goddess Durga of Navdurga• A clay pot with soil• Barley seeds• Kalash• Coconut
• Red cloth• Five Leaves from Mango tree• Flower garland• 10 Coins• Chowki
• Sacred Thread (Moli)•  Akshat (raw colored rice)• Incense• Chunri• Oil Lamp
• Naivedya• Roli for Tilak• Puja Plate• Bell• Flour
• Durga Saptshati book• Ganga Jal• Supari (Areca nuts)• Paan (Betel leaves)• Cloves
• Cardamom• Kumkum (vermilion)• Gulal  

The Navratri puja is to be conducted at a particular time each day. Sunrise is considered to be the best time for performing the puja. Sthapana of the idol and the Kalash with mango leaves and coconut are done on the chowki during the very first day. It is also a ritual to sow barley seeds in a clay pot and water it. Prayers are offered to Maa Durga and an Aarti is conducted. During each day of Navratri the devotees must recite the Durga Saptshati. Kanya puja is performed on the ninth day of Navratri. Kanya Puja is the tradition where 9 girls (who haven’t reached sexual maturity) represented as the nine manifestations of Maa Durga are revered and fed.

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Important Dates for Navratri Durga Puja Festival 2016

Navratri begins on the 1st of October in 2016. The important dates, the pujas to be performed and the colors to be worn on specific days are as given below.

1st Day of Navratri : 1st & 2nd October, 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
Shailputri MataTithi - Pratipada
Ritual - Ghatsthapana, Chandra Darshan
Goddess Worshipped - Shailaputri (Daughter of Mountain)
Offerings to the Goddess - Ghee
Color to be Worn on the Day - Grey & Orange
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2nd Day of Navratri : 3rd October, 2016 (Monday)3rd Day of Navratri : 4th October, 2016 (Tuesday)
Brahmacharini MataTithi - DwitiyaChandraghanta MataTithi - Tritiya
Ritual -Ritual - Sindoor Tritiya
Goddess Worshipped - BrahmachariniGoddess Worshipped - Chandraghanta
Offerings to the Goddess - SugarOfferings to the Goddess - Milk
Color to be Worn on the Day - WhiteColor to be Worn on the Day - Red
Brahmacharini Maha PujaChandraghanta Maha Puja
 
4th Day of Navratri : 5th October, 2016 (Wednesday)5th Day of Navratri : 6th October, 2016 (Thursday)
Kushmanda MataTithi - ChaturthiSkandamata MataTithi - Panchami
Ritual - Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Upang Lalita VratRitual - Saraswati Awahan
Goddess Worshipped - KushmandaGoddess Worshipped - Skandamata
Offerings to the Goddess - MalpuaOfferings to the Goddess - Bananas
Color to be Worn on the Day - Royal BlueColor to be Worn on the Day - Yellow
Kushmanda Maha PujaSkandamata Maha Puja
 
6th Day of Navratri : 7th October, 2016 (Friday)7th Day of Navratri : 8th October, 2016 (Saturday)
Katyayani MataTithi - ShashthiKaalratri MataTithi - Saptami
Ritual -Ritual -
Goddess Worshipped - KatyayaniGoddess Worshipped - Kaalratri
Offerings to the Goddess - HoneyOfferings to the Goddess - Jaggery Dishes
Color to be Worn on the Day - GreenColor to be Worn on the Day - Peacock Green
Katyayini Maha PujaKaalratri Maha Puja
 
8th Day of Navratri : 9th October, 2016 (Sunday)9th Day of Navratri : 10th October, 2016 (Monday)
Mahagauri MataTithi - AshtamiSiddhidaatri MataTithi - Navami
Ritual - Annapoorna Parikrama, Saraswati VisarjanRitual - Navratri Parana
Goddess Worshipped - MahagauriGoddess Worshipped - Siddhidaatri
Offerings to the Goddess - CoconutOfferings to the Goddess - Grains
Color to be Worn on the Day - Purple 
Mahagauri Maha PujaSiddhidatri Maha Puja
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