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Chaitra Navratri 2019: Dates, Puja Muhurat Time, Devi Mantras

Chaitra Navratri (6th April -14th April 2019) starts as per the Hindu Lunar calendar with its first month Chaitra (March/April) therefore it is called Chaitra Navratri. It is also known as Vastant Navratri. The last day of this nine-day festival is celebrated as Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Rama. Chaitra Navratri, in Maharashtra begins with Gudi Padwa which is in Andhra Pradesh known as Ugadi. People of northern Indian celebrate Chaitra Navaratri with much excitement.

How is Chaitra Navratri different from Sharad Navratri?

As per Hindu calendar, the festival of Navratri happens twice a year; first at the start of summer (March-April) and the other called Shardiya Navratri in the beginning of winter (September-October). The customs and rituals observed during Chaitra Navratri are similar to the ones observed during the Shardiya Navratri in the month of September or October. Shardiya Navratri and Chaitra Navratri have the same Ghatasthapana Puja Vidhi.


Chaitra Navratri 2019: Days and Goddesses

The entire festival that last for nine days devoted to the worship of Durga, the Shakti aspect of the Powerful Supreme. The Vedas consider Her to be the controlling agency of this material world of manifestations. Dur means jail and ga means to go This material world is like a jail wherein everyone is pushed in to enjoy, suffer and get punished by the laws of nature acting under Her superintendence. Durga manifests Herself in different forms. All the forms are absolutely divine and worshipped. Navratri means nine nights and it is a festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. These nine nights are considered auspicious to worship and perform sadhanas dedicated to Her. The first three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, the next three to Goddess Lakshmi and the last three to Goddess Saraswati.

Puja Timings and Rituals of Chaitra Navratri

Particular Date & Day Time starts Time ends
Pratipada Tithi April 5, Friday 02:20 PM  
Ghatasthapana Muhurta April 6, Saturday 06:32 AM 10:38 AM
Pratipada Tithi April 6, Saturday   2:23 PM



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    1st Day of Chaitra Navratri : (6th April, 2019)

    Goddess Shailaputri Maa Goddess Shailaputri Maa
    Tithi - Pratipada
    Goddess Worshipped - Shailaputri
    Offerings to the Goddess - Ghee
    Chakra - Muladhara (Root)
    Mantra - Om Shaam Sheem Shoom Shailputryai Namah
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    2nd Day of Chaitra Navratri : (7th April, 2019)

    Goddess Bharmacharini Maa Goddess Bharmacharini Maa
    Tithi - Dwitiya
    Goddess Worshipped - Brahmacharini
    Offerings to the Goddess - Sugar
    Chakra - Swathisthana (Sacral)
    Mantra - Om Braam Breem Broom Brahmcharinyai Namah
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    3rd Day of Chaitra Navratri : (8th April, 2019)

    Goddess Chandraghanta Maa Goddess Chandraghanta Maa
    Tithi -Tritiya
    Goddess Worshipped - Chandraghanta
    Offerings to the Goddess - Milk
    Chakra - Manipura (Solar Plexus)
    Mantra - Om Hreem Kleem Shreem Chandraghantayai Namah
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    4th Day of Chaitra Navratri : (9th April, 2019)

    Goddess Kushmanda Maa Goddess Kushmanda Maa
    Tithi - Chaturthi
    Goddess Worshipped - Kushmanda
    Offerings to the Goddess - Malpua
    Chakra - Anahata (Heart)
    Mantra - Om Hreem Kushmandayai Jagatprasootyai Namah
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    5th Day of Chaitra Navratri : (10th April, 2019)

    Goddess Skandamata Maa Goddess Skandamata Maa
    Tithi - Panchami
    Goddess Worshipped - Skandamata
    Offerings to the Goddess - Bananas
    Chakra - Vishuddha (Throat)
    Mantra - Om Hreem Saha Skandmatryai Namah
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    6th Day of Chaitra Navratri : (11th April, 2019)

     Goddess Katyayani  Maa  Goddess Katyayani  Maa
    Tithi - Shashthi
    Goddess Worshipped - Katyayani
    Offerings to the Goddess - Honey
    Chakra - Ajna (Third eye)
    Mantra - Om Hreem Shreem Katyayanyai Namah
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    7th Day of Chaitra Navratri : (12th April, 2019)

    Goddess Kaalratri Maa Goddess Kaalratri Maa
    Tithi - saptami
    Goddess Worshipped - Saraswati
    Offerings to the Goddess - Jaggery Dishes
    Chakra - Sahasrara (Crown)
    Mantra - Om Aim Hreem Shreem Vagdevyei Saraswatyai Namah
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    8th Day of Chaitra Navratri : (13th April, 2019)

    Goddess Mahagauri Maa Goddess Mahagauri Maa
    Tithi - Ashtami
    Goddess Worshipped - Maha Gauri
    Offerings to the Goddess - Coconut
    Mantra - Om Hreem Shreem Glaum Gam Gauri Geem Namah
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    8th Day of Chaitra Navratri : (13th April, 2019)

    Goddess Siddhidatri Maa Goddess Siddhidatri Maa
    Tithi - Ashtami
    Goddess Worshipped - Siddhidaatri
    Offerings to the Goddess - Grains
    Mantra - Om Hreem Saha Siddhidatryai Namah
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    9th Day : Parana Time and Rama Navami (13th April, 2019)

    Dashmi Rama Navami
     
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    Mantra for Goddess

    Durga (Durga Stuti):

    "Ya Devi SarvaBhutesu, Shakti RupenaSansitha,
    Namastasyai, Namastasyai, Manastasyai, NamoNamaha!"


    Meaning: The mantra helps in praising Goddess Durga who is omnipresent as the embodiment of power.


    Durga Gayatri Mantra:

    "Ya Devi SarvaBhutesu, Shakti RupenaSansitha,
    "Om Girijayai Cha Vidmahe,
    Sivapriyayai Cha Dhimahi,
    Tanno Durgih Prachodayat"


    Meaning: This mantra helps the devotees to meditate on Devi, the wife of Lord Shiva and the origination of power behind Goddess Durga.

    Shakti Mantra:

    "Om Sarwa Swarupey Sareshey Sarwa Shakti Samanwithey
    Bhaybhya traahino Devi Durgey Devi Namostuthey"

    Meaning: The mantra offers salutation to the divine Mother Durga and offers Her with a prayer to bless the worshippers with unlimited power and strength to overcome all evil in life.

    Festivals In the Auspicious Chaitra Month:

    Gudi Padwa:


    Gudi Padwa, Padva or Parva (6th April 2019, Saturday)
    is one of the most celebrated festivals especially in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is known as Gudhi Padava in Marathi, Ugadi in Telugu and Yugadi in Kannada. The entire celebration of Gudi Padva revolves around three major reasons. First, it is believed that Lord Brahma created the cosmic universe on this day. Second, Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after the war against Ravana.


    Rama Navami:


    Rama Navami (13th April, 2019 Sunday)
    is one of the grand Indian cultural festivals celebrating the appearance of Lord Rama on the holy land of Ayodhya. People on this day read and recite verses from the Ramayana and other scriptures like Shrimad Bhagvatam. Performing Rama Navami Puja on this day is one of the greatest rituals. A Puja Vidhi performed as per the scriptures during Rama Navami is highly auspicious.


    Hanuman Jayanti:


    Hanuman Jayanti (19th April, 2019 Friday)
    marks the divine birth of Lord Hanuman who assisted his master Lord Ramachandra in a ghastly battle against the evil forces of Ravana and emerged victorious. On this day, one can worship and meditate in different ways to invoke the grace of Lord Hanuman. One can also wear Rudraksha beads associated with him.



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