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When is Chaitra Navratri 2020

25th March 2020 to 2nd April 2020

Chaitra Navratri 2020: Significance, Dates, Puja Muhurat, & More

chaitra navratri 2020

What is Chaitra Navratri?

The festival of Navrarti celebrated in the month of Chaitra is known as Chaitra Navaratri. It is a nine-day celebration in which Goddess Durga, the epitome of absolute divine power, is welcomed in homes by devotees and worshipped in all her nine forms with great jubilation and happiness. Hindu devotees mainly worship three main forms of Goddess Shakti - Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi - to seek their divine blessings during this blissful time of the year. The nine forms of Shakti worshipped on each day of Chaitra Navratri are: Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri.

The festival commences on the first day of the Hindu calendar during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra Masa falling in the month of March-April every year. This year, it will begin on 25th March 2020 and will end on 2nd April 2020. Chaitra Navratri is also called Vasanta Navratri as it marks the beginning of the spring season in India. This festival culminates with Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama.

Significance of Chaitra Navratri

The most auspicious occasion of Chaitra Navratri holds immense significance for the Hindu people as it is the best time to please Goddess Durga and seek her blessings. The religious rituals and ceremonies of Chaitra Navratri have a great symbolic value attached to them. The first three days of Chaitra Navratri is devoted to Maa Durga, the Goddess of Energy; the next three days is devoted to Maa Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth; and the last three days is dedicated to Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge.

As the festival of Chaitra Navratri begins on the first day of the Hindu Lunisolar Calendar, the first day of the nine-day extravaganza is celebrated as –

  • Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra
  • Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh
  • Navreh in Kashmir
  • Chaitrai Vishu or Puthandu in Tamil Nadu

Legends behind Chaitra Navratri

According to the epic Ramayana, Lord Rama and Lakshmana worshipped Maa Shakti for nine days and performed yagna on the last day to seek her blessings. These blessings gave them the courage to fight Ravana and release Mother Sita from his captivity.

According to another legend, once there was a king named Sudarshan who offered his prayers to Maa Shakti and became victorious in seeking her blessings. To thank the Goddess, the king in return performed a yagna and therefore, this day came to be celebrated as Chaitra Navratri.

When is Chaitra Navratri: 2020 Chaitra Navratri Dates

Navratri DayDateDay
Pratipada25thMarch 2020Wednesday / बुधवार
Dwitiya 26th March 2020 Thursday / गुरूवार
Tritiya 27th March 2020Friday / शुक्रवार
Chaturthi28th March 2020 Saturday / शनिवार
Panchami29th March 2020Sunday / रविवार
Shashthi30th March 2020Monday / सोमवार
Saptami 31st March 2020 Tuesday / मंगलवार
Ashtami1st April 2020Wednesday / बुधवार
Navami2nd April 2020Thursday / गुरूवार
Dashami3rd April 2020Friday / शुक्रवार

Chaitra Navratri Puja Vidhi

chaitra navratri puja vidhi

Offering prayers to all the nine forms of Goddess Shakti and observing fasts is the crux of the celebrations of Chaitra Navratri. Performing all the rituals and ceremonies of the Navratri Puja in a well-defined manner will attract happiness, wellness, and prosperity in our homes.

Before the beginning of the Chaitra Navratri festivals, the house is properly cleaned. The Puja Ghar in the house is cleaned and decorated with lights and all the essential items. The idol of Goddess Durga is draped new clothes and decorated with Shringar items like Bindi, bangles, sindoor, and others. Devotees fasting are allowed to eat only “Satvik” food such as ‘kuttu ka aata’, potatoes, fruits, and curd. Food items like garlic, onion, and non-vegetarian food re strictly prohibited in homes where Navratri Puja ceremonies are held. Chanting Navratri mantras, reading Navratri stories of each day, and worshipping the Goddess with full devotion forms an important part of the Navratri rituals and celebrations. The fast is broken on the ninth day of Navratri after the havan and Kanya Pujan.

Precautions for Chaitra Navaratri

There are a few things which must be taken care of while observing Chaitra Navratri Puja at home.

  • Avoid cutting nails, hair or beard during the nine days of Navratri.
  • The Puja rituals of Navratri strictly prohibit the consumption of garlic and onions in food at home.
  • Consumption of alcohol or non-vegetarian food is not allowed.
  • Only Satvik food like potatoes, Kuttu ka Atta, fruits, and yogurt is allowed to be eaten during Navratri festival.
  • Use of foul language is strictly prohibited.

Puja Rituals for Chaitra Navratri

As the nine avatars of Goddess Shakti is worshipped during the nine days of Chaitra Navaratri, every day of Navratri has its own significance and has different rituals to be followed.

Navratri Day 1 - Ghatasthapana and Shailputri Puja

2020 Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

chaitra navratri ghatasthapana muhurat

Also known as Kalash Sthapana or Kalashsthapana, Ghatasthapana constitutes a significant part of the Navratri rituals. It signifies the beginning of the noine-day festival of Navratri as holy Kalash is installed in the Puja Ghar on this day. When performed in a ritualistic manner following all the necessary rules and regulations, it brings peace and prosperity in homes. It is advised to perform this Puja in the Pratipada muhurat and avoid performing it in Nakshatra Chitra and Vaidhriti Yoga during Ghatasthapana.

Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana Date & Time

Date of Chaitra GhatasthapanaWednesday, March 25, 2020
Ghatasthapana Shubh Muhurat06:19 AM to 07:17 AM
Falls DuringDvi-Svabhava Meena Lagna (द्वि स्वभाव लग्न)
Tithi Pratipada
Pratipada Tithi BeginsMarch 24, 2020 at 02:57 PM
Pratipada Tithi EndsMarch 25, 2020 at 05:26 PM
Meena Lagna BeginsMarch 25, 2020 at 06:19 AM
Meena Lagna EndsMarch 25, 2020 at 07:17 AM
Abhijit Muhurat12:12 PM to 12:55 PM

Ghatasthapana Puja Vidhi during Chaitra Navratri

Items for Ghatasthapana Puja
  • Clay pot to sow Barley (जौ) or Sapta Dhanya (Seven grains for Navratri)
  • Clean soil, clay/brass urn with lid
  • Ganga jal
  • Mauli thread
  • Betel nuts
  • Coins for Kalash
  • Five leaves of Mango or Ashoka tree
  • Akshat (अक्षत), coconut
  • Red cloth for coconut
  • Durva grass
  • Fresh flowers and garlands
Ghatasthapana Puja Procedure
  • Sow seeds into Clay pot: Spread soil evenly into the clay pot and sprinkle the grains. Ass another layer of soil on top of the seeds. Sprinkle water on top of the oil.
  • Preparation of Kalash: Tie sacred thread around the Kalash and fill it with holy water to the neck thereafter. Add Akshat, Durva grass, Supari and coins into the Kalash. Keep five leaves of mango or Ashoka on top of the Kalash and then cover it with the lid. Take the coconut, wrap it with a red cloth, and tie with a sacred thread. Put this coconut on top of the Kalash and now place it on the centre of the grain pot.
  • Offer your prayers to Goddess Durga and request her to make this Kalash her abode for nine days of Navratri.
  • Panchopachara Puja (पंचोपचार पूजा): This Puja is performed with five items. Lit a lamp and worship the Kalash and deities in it. After that, light incense sticks and offers them to the Kalash, followed by flowers. In the end, offer Naivedhya (नैवेद्य) i.e. fruits and sweets to the Kalash.

Shailputri Puja

shailputri puja

The first of Navratri or Pratipada is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri (also called Maa Bhavani, Parvati and Hemavati) who is the first form of the Goddess Durga. Maa Shailputri Puja when performed by the devotees in a ritualistic manner wards off any negative effects of the moon. The Puja is performed immediately after the Ghatasthapana.

Date of Puja25th March 2020
Colour of the DayRed
Favourite flowerJasmine
Offering to GoddessGhee
ChakraMuladhara

The Shailputri Puja Vidhi is as follows -

  • Atma Puja done for self-purification
  • Put Tilak on your forehead and drink holy water from palms.
  • Take water in your hand and seek the blessings of the Goddess
  • Evoke Goddess by offering her fresh flowers
  • Offer holy water on the feet of the Goddess
  • Offer camphor water to the Goddess (Aachman)
  • Offer cow milk for bathing to the Goddess (Dugdha Snan)
  • Offer ghee and honey for bathing to the Goddess (Ghrita and Madhusnan)
  • Offer sugar and Panchamrita for bathing to the Goddess (Sharkara and Panchamritsna)
  • Offer red sari to the Goddess (Vastra)
  • Apply sandalwood tilak on the forehead of the deity
  • Offer Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra to the Goddess
  • Show dhoop and lit diya to the Goddess and offer your prayers
  • Chant mantra for 108 times
  • Sing Shailputri Aarti
  • Distribute Prasad among the people

Shailputri Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥

Shailputri Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ शैलपुत्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Shailputri Aarti

शैलपुत्री माँ बैल असवार। करें देवता जय जय कार॥
शिव-शंकर की प्रिय भवानी। तेरी महिमा किसी ने न जानी॥
पार्वती तू उमा कहलावें। जो तुझे सुमिरे सो सुख पावें॥
रिद्धि सिद्धि परवान करें तू। दया करें धनवान करें तू॥
सोमवार को शिव संग प्यारी। आरती जिसने तेरी उतारी॥
उसकी सगरी आस पुजा दो। सगरे दुःख तकलीफ मिटा दो॥
घी का सुन्दर दीप जला के। गोला गरी का भोग लगा के॥
श्रद्धा भाव से मन्त्र जपायें। प्रेम सहित फिर शीश झुकायें॥
जय गिरराज किशोरी अम्बे। शिव मुख चन्द्र चकोरी अम्बे॥
मनोकामना पूर्ण कर दो। चमन सदा सुख सम्पत्ति भर दो॥

Navratri Day 2 - Brahmacharini Puja

brahmacharini puja

The Dwitiya tithi of Chaitra Navratri observes the celebration of Goddess Brahmacharini Puja who is the second form of Goddess Durga. Goddess Brahmacharini symbolizes love, loyalty, wisdom, and knowledge and blesses her devotees with all these qualities. Performing her Puja ritualistically bring good luck and eliminates all hurdles from the path of progress.

Date of Puja26th March 2020
Colour of the DayWhite
Favourite flowerChrysanthemum flower
Offering to GoddessSugar
ChakraSwathisthana
Ruling PlanetMars/Mangal

Brahmacharini Puja Vidhi

  • Perform Atma Puja for self-cleansing.
  • Apply Tilak on the forehead and drink holy water from the palms (Aachman)
  • Take water in your hand and ask a wish from the Goddess (Sankalpa)
  • Evoke Goddess by offering her fresh flowers
  • Offer fresh water on the feet of the Goddess Brahmacharini (Paadhya)
  • Offer camphor water to the Goddess Brahmacharini (Aachman)
  • Offer cow milk for bathing to the Goddess Brahmacharini (Dugdha Snan)
  • Offer ghee and honey for bathing to the Goddess Brahmacharini (Ghrita and Madhusnan)
  • Offer sugar and Panchamrita for bathing to the Goddess (Sharkara and Panchamritsna)
  • Offer red sari to the Goddess (Vastra)
  • Apply sandalwood tilak on the forehead of the deity
  • Offer Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra to the Goddess
  • Show dhoop and lit diya to the Goddess and offer your prayers
  • Chant jaap mantra 108 times
  • Sing Brahmacharini Aarti
  • Distribute Prasad among the people

Brahmacharini Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः॥

Brahmacharini Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Brahmacharini Aarti

जय अम्बे ब्रह्मचारिणी माता। जय चतुरानन प्रिय सुख दाता॥
ब्रह्मा जी के मन भाती हो। ज्ञान सभी को सिखलाती हो॥
ब्रह्म मन्त्र है जाप तुम्हारा। जिसको जपे सरल संसारा॥
जय गायत्री वेद की माता। जो जन जिस दिन तुम्हें ध्याता॥
कमी कोई रहने ना पाए। उसकी विरति रहे ठिकाने॥
जो तेरी महिमा को जाने। रद्रक्षा की माला ले कर॥
जपे जो मन्त्र श्रद्धा दे कर। आलस छोड़ करे गुणगाना॥
माँ तुम उसको सुख पहुँचाना। ब्रह्मचारिणी तेरो नाम॥
पूर्ण करो सब मेरे काम। भक्त तेरे चरणों का पुजारी॥
रखना लाज मेरी महतारी।

Navratri Day 3 - Chandraghanta Puja

chandraghanta puja

The third day of Chaitra Navratri is dedicated to the Goddess Chandraghanta who is the third form of the Goddess Shakti. As she is the Goddess of spiritual and internal power, so performing the rituals of the Chandraghanta Puja in a perfect manner such as offering her milk and milk products will remove obstacles from life.

Date of Puja27th March 2020
Colour of the DayRed
Favourite flowerLotus
Offering to GoddessMilk
ChakraManipura
Ruling PlanetVenus (Shukra)

Maa Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi

  • Perform Atma Puja for self-cleansing.
  • Apply Tilak on the forehead and drink holy water from the palms (Aachman)
  • Take water in your hand and ask a wish from the Goddess (Sankalpa)
  • Evoke Goddess by offering her fresh flowers
  • Offer fresh water on the feet of the Goddess Chandraghanta (Paadhya)
  • Offer camphor water to the Goddess Chandraghanta (Aachman)
  • Offer cow milk for bathing to the Goddess Chandraghanta (Dugdha Snan)
  • Offer ghee and honey for bathing to the Goddess Chandraghanta (Ghrita and Madhusnan)
  • Offer sugar and Panchamrita for bathing to the Goddess (Sharkara and Panchamritsna)
  • Offer red sari to the Goddess (Vastra)
  • Apply sandalwood tilak on the forehead of the deity
  • Offer Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra to the Goddess
  • Show dhoop and lit diya to the Goddess and offer your prayers
  • Chant mantra 108 times
  • Sing Chandraghanta Aarti
  • Distribute Prasad among the people

Chandraghanta Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥

Chandraghanta Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ चन्द्रघण्टा रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Chandraghanta Aarti

जय माँ चन्द्रघण्टा सुख धाम। पूर्ण कीजो मेरे काम॥
चन्द्र समाज तू शीतल दाती। चन्द्र तेज किरणों में समाती॥
मन की मालक मन भाती हो। चन्द्रघण्टा तुम वर दाती हो॥
सुन्दर भाव को लाने वाली। हर संकट में बचाने वाली॥
हर बुधवार को तुझे ध्याये। श्रद्दा सहित तो विनय सुनाए॥
मूर्ति चन्द्र आकार बनाए। शीश झुका कहे मन की बाता॥
पूर्ण आस करो जगत दाता। कांचीपुर स्थान तुम्हारा॥
कर्नाटिका में मान तुम्हारा। नाम तेरा रटू महारानी॥
भक्त की रक्षा करो भवानी।

Navratri Day 4 – Maa Kushmanda Puja

Maa Kushmanda Puja

Maa Kushmanda, the fourth form of Goddess Durga, is worshipped on the fourth day of the Chaitra Navratri. The Goddess is known to end darkness with her radiant smile. She is the avatar of Goddess Parvati who resides in the sun and gives out positive energy to the universe. With the vase of nectar in her hands, she gives blessings of longevity and good health to her devotees.

Date of Puja28th March 2020
Colour of the DayRoyal Blue/Green
Favourite flowerJasmine
Offering to GoddessMalpua
ChakraAnahata (Heart)
Ruling PlanetSun

Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

  • Take an early morning bath and wear green-coloured clothes.
  • Light a lamp of ghee in front of the statue of photo of Maa Kushmanda and apply tilak on her forehead.
  • Offer Malpua, green cardamom, fennel, and pompon to the Goddess.
  • Chant this Mantra 108 times- ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥
  • Perform the Aarti

Maa Kushmanda Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥

Kushmanda Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Kushmanda Aarti

कूष्माण्डा जय जग सुखदानी। मुझ पर दया करो महारानी॥
पिङ्गला ज्वालामुखी निराली। शाकम्बरी माँ भोली भाली॥
लाखों नाम निराले तेरे। भक्त कई मतवाले तेरे॥
भीमा पर्वत पर है डेरा। स्वीकारो प्रणाम ये मेरा॥
सबकी सुनती हो जगदम्बे। सुख पहुँचती हो माँ अम्बे॥
तेरे दर्शन का मैं प्यासा। पूर्ण कर दो मेरी आशा॥
माँ के मन में ममता भारी। क्यों ना सुनेगी अरज हमारी॥
तेरे दर पर किया है डेरा। दूर करो माँ संकट मेरा॥
मेरे कारज पूरे कर दो। मेरे तुम भंडारे भर दो॥
तेरा दास तुझे ही ध्याए। भक्त तेरे दर शीश झुकाए॥

Navratri Day 5 – Skandamata Puja

Skandamata Puja

Goddess Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day of Chaitra Navratri. She is the fifth incarnation of the Goddess Adi Shakti. When Goddess Parvati gave birth to Lord Kartikeya (Lord Skanda), she came to be known as Skanda Devi.

Date of Puja29th March 2020
Colour of the DayYellow
Favourite flowerHibiscus
Offering to GoddessBananas
ChakraVishuddha (Throat)
Ruling PlanetMercury

Skandamata Puja Vidhi

  • Take an early morning bath and wear yellow-coloured clothes.
  • Decorate the temple with flowers (preferably red flowers).
  • Offer bananas, sweets, rice, and water to the Goddess.
  • Apply chandan/kumkum tilak on her forehead.
  • Chant the mantras and perform the Aarti
  • Distribute the Prasad to the Brahmin first and then to others.

Maa Skandamata Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥

Skandamata Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ स्कन्दमाता रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Skandamata Aarti

जय तेरी हो स्कन्द माता। पांचवां नाम तुम्हारा आता॥
सबके मन की जानन हारी। जग जननी सबकी महतारी॥
तेरी जोत जलाता रहूं मैं। हरदम तुझे ध्याता रहूं मै॥
कई नामों से तुझे पुकारा। मुझे एक है तेरा सहारा॥
कही पहाड़ों पर है डेरा। कई शहरों में तेरा बसेरा॥
हर मन्दिर में तेरे नजारे। गुण गाए तेरे भक्त प्यारे॥
भक्ति अपनी मुझे दिला दो। शक्ति मेरी बिगड़ी बना दो॥
इन्द्र आदि देवता मिल सारे। करे पुकार तुम्हारे द्वारे॥
दुष्ट दैत्य जब चढ़ कर आए। तू ही खण्ड हाथ उठाए॥
दासों को सदा बचाने आयी। भक्त की आस पुजाने आयी॥

Navratri Day 6 – Maa Katyayani Puja

Maa Katyayani Puja

Goddess Katyayani is the sixth form of Goddess Durga well-known in removing obstacles from the path of her devotees. Ladies worship the Goddess to seek her blessings for a happy and long married life. Offering prayers to the Goddess during Navratri will eliminate negative impacts of planets in horoscope. Girls who are unmarried and finding it difficult to find a groom for themselves, worshipping Maa Katyayani will bless them find a suitable groom.

Date of Puja30th March 2020
Colour of the DayGreen
Favourite flowerMarigold
Offering to GoddessHoney
ChakraAjna (Third Eye)
Ruling PlanetJupiter

Maa Katyayani Puja Vidhi

  • Take an early morning bath and wear green-coloured clothes.
  • Decorate the temple with flowers.
  • Offer fruits, marigold flowers, honey, sweets, rice, and water to the Goddess.
  • Apply chandan/kumkum tilak on her forehead.
  • Chant the mantra 108 times and perform the Aarti to seek her blessings
  • Distribute the Prasad to the Brahmin first and then to others.

Maa Katyayani Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥

Katyayani Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कात्यायनी रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Katyayani Aarti

जय जय अम्बे जय कात्यायनी। जय जग माता जग की महारानी॥
बैजनाथ स्थान तुम्हारा। वहावर दाती नाम पुकारा॥
कई नाम है कई धाम है। यह स्थान भी तो सुखधाम है॥
हर मन्दिर में ज्योत तुम्हारी। कही योगेश्वरी महिमा न्यारी॥
हर जगह उत्सव होते रहते। हर मन्दिर में भगत है कहते॥
कत्यानी रक्षक काया की। ग्रंथि काटे मोह माया की॥
झूठे मोह से छुडाने वाली। अपना नाम जपाने वाली॥
बृहस्पतिवार को पूजा करिए। ध्यान कात्यानी का धरिये॥
हर संकट को दूर करेगी। भंडारे भरपूर करेगी॥
जो भी माँ को भक्त पुकारे। कात्यायनी सब कष्ट निवारे॥

Navratri Day 7 – Maa Kaalratri Puja, Saptami

Maa Kaalratri Puja, Saptami

The seventh day of navratri is dedicated to the Goddess Kalaratri. She is believed to destroy ignorance and eliminate darkness from the universe. This day of Navratri is celebrated in two ways by the people of India. Some people follow a tantric method of prayer where wine or blood is offered to the Goddess and some people follow certain religious rituals which include praying.

Date of Puja31st March 2020
Colour of the DayRed
Favourite flowerKrishna Kamal/Raat ki Rani
Offering to GoddessJaggery
ChakraSahasrara (Crown)
Ruling PlanetSaturn (Shani)

Maa Kaalratri Puja Vidhi

  • Spread a black cloth on the Choki.
  • Place the idol or photo of Maa on the choki.
  • Cover her head with a red dupatta.
  • Offer her the items of Shringaar
  • Take flowers in your hand and make
  • Light a diya in front of the Goddess and chant mantras
  • Apply chandan/kumkum tilak on her forehead.
  • Offer jaggery to the Goddess
  • Perform the Aarti to seek her blessings
  • Distribute the Prasad to the Brahmin first and then to others.

Maa Kaalratri Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥

Kaalratri Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कालरात्रि रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Kaalratri Aarti

कालरात्रि जय जय महाकाली। काल के मुंह से बचाने वाली॥
दुष्ट संघारक नाम तुम्हारा। महाचंडी तेरा अवतारा॥
पृथ्वी और आकाश पे सारा। महाकाली है तेरा पसारा॥
खड्ग खप्पर रखने वाली। दुष्टों का लहू चखने वाली॥
कलकत्ता स्थान तुम्हारा। सब जगह देखूं तेरा नजारा॥
सभी देवता सब नर-नारी। गावें स्तुति सभी तुम्हारी॥
रक्तदन्ता और अन्नपूर्णा। कृपा करे तो कोई भी दुःख ना॥
ना कोई चिंता रहे ना बीमारी। ना कोई गम ना संकट भारी॥
उस पर कभी कष्ट ना आवे। महाकाली माँ जिसे बचावे॥
तू भी भक्त प्रेम से कह। कालरात्रि माँ तेरी जय॥

Navratri Day 8 – Maa Mahagauri Puja

Maa Mahagauri Puja

Also known as Maha Ashtami or Durga Ashtami, the 8th day of Chaitra Navratri observes people worshipping Goddess Mahagauri and performing Kanya Puja. The Goddess epitomizes peace and endurance and worshipping her cleanse us of all the sins in the heart. Kanya Pujan is performed in most of the Hindu homes on this day.

Date of Puja1st April 2020
Colour of the DayYellow/White
Favourite flowerNight Blooming Jasmine/Mogra
Offering to GoddessCoconut
Ruling PlanetRahu

Maa Mahagauri Puja Vidhi

  • Take a bath in the early morning and wear yellow clothes
  • Light a lamp in front of the Goddess and meditate
  • Offer Mogra flowers, fruits, coconut, and perfume to her and chant mantras
  • Prepare Navratri Prasad of Black channa, suji halwa, and Puris to offer young girls for Kanjak Puja.
  • Offer this Prasad first to the Goddess, then to the kanyas and then to others.

Maa Mahagauri Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥

Mahagauri Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ महागौरी रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Mahagauri Aarti

जय महागौरी जगत की माया। जय उमा भवानी जय महामाया॥
हरिद्वार कनखल के पासा। महागौरी तेरा वहा निवास॥
चन्द्रकली और ममता अम्बे। जय शक्ति जय जय माँ जगदम्बे॥
भीमा देवी विमला माता। कौशिक देवी जग विख्यता॥
हिमाचल के घर गौरी रूप तेरा। महाकाली दुर्गा है स्वरूप तेरा॥
सती (सत) हवन कुंड में था जलाया। उसी धुएं ने रूप काली बनाया॥
बना धर्म सिंह जो सवारी में आया। तो शंकर ने त्रिशूल अपना दिखाया॥
तभी माँ ने महागौरी नाम पाया। शरण आनेवाले का संकट मिटाया॥
शनिवार को तेरी पूजा जो करता। माँ बिगड़ा हुआ काम उसका सुधरता॥
भक्त बोलो तो सोच तुम क्या रहे हो। महागौरी माँ तेरी हरदम ही जय हो॥

Navratri Day 9 –Siddhidatri Puja & Ram Navami

Siddhidatri Puja

Siddhidatri Puja

Siddhidatri Devi is worshipped on the ninth day of the Chaitra Navratri as she is the ninth form of the Goddess Durga. She fulfils the wishes of her devotees and bestows joy in their lives. On the ninth day of Navratri, the devotees worship the holy kalash and recite all the chapters of the ‘Durga Saptashi’. Devotees also offer the Goddess nine oranges, light diyas and burn incense sticks in front of her, offer jasmine flowers, fruits, clothes and chant Siddhidatri Pujanmantras. Some people even conduct Kanya Pujan at home on the ninth day of Navratri and invite nine girls in their homes and offer them Prasad and gifts. These girls are symbolic of the nine avatars of Maa Durga.

Date of Puja2nd April 2020
Colour of the DayPeacock Green
Favourite flowerChampa
Offering to GoddessTil
Ruling PlanetKetu

Maa Siddhidatri Puja Vidhi

  • Perform Atma Puja for self-cleansing
  • Apply Tilak on the forehead and drink holy water from the palms (Aachman)
  • Take water in your hand and ask a wish from the Goddess (Sankalpa)
  • Evoke Goddess by offering her fresh fragrant flowers
  • Offer fresh water on the feet of the Goddess (Paadhya)
  • Offer camphor water to the Goddess (Aachman)
  • Offer cow milk for bathing to the Goddess (Dugdha Snan)
  • Offer ghee and honey for bathing to the Goddess (Ghrita and Madhusnan)
  • Offer sugar, Panchamrita, and naivedyam for bathing to the Goddess (Sharkara and Panchamritsna)
  • Offer sari to the Goddess (Vastra)
  • Apply sandalwood tilak on the forehead of the deity
  • Offer Kumkum, Kajal, Druvapatra and Bilwapatra to the Goddess
  • Show dhoop and lit diya to the Goddess and offer your prayers
  • Chant mantra 108 times
  • Sing Siddhidatri Aarti
  • Distribute Prasad among the people

Maa Siddhidatri Jaap Mantra

ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥

Siddhidatri Puja Stuti

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

Maa Siddhidatri Aarti

जय सिद्धिदात्री माँ तू सिद्धि की दाता। तु भक्तों की रक्षक तू दासों की माता॥
तेरा नाम लेते ही मिलती है सिद्धि। तेरे नाम से मन की होती है शुद्धि॥
कठिन काम सिद्ध करती हो तुम। जभी हाथ सेवक के सिर धरती हो तुम॥
तेरी पूजा में तो ना कोई विधि है। तू जगदम्बें दाती तू सर्व सिद्धि है॥
रविवार को तेरा सुमिरन करे जो। तेरी मूर्ति को ही मन में धरे जो॥
तू सब काज उसके करती है पूरे। कभी काम उसके रहे ना अधूरे॥
तुम्हारी दया और तुम्हारी यह माया। रखे जिसके सिर पर मैया अपनी छाया॥
सर्व सिद्धि दाती वह है भाग्यशाली। जो है तेरे दर का ही अम्बें सवाली॥
हिमाचल है पर्वत जहां वास तेरा। महा नंदा मंदिर में है वास तेरा॥
मुझे आसरा है तुम्हारा ही माता। भक्ति है सवाली तू जिसकी दाता॥

Ram Navami

Ram Navami is the birth anniversary of Lord Rama which is celebrated on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month. On this auspicious day, people take a holy dip in the river Sarayu and thereafter visit Rama temple to participate in his birthday celebrations.

 Ram Navami

Rama Navami Muhurat

Date of Ram Navami2nd April 2020
Rama Navami Madhyahna Muhurat11:10 AM to 01:40 PM
Navami Tithi Begins03:40 AM on April 02, 2020
Navami Tithi Ends02:43 AM on April 03, 2020

Ram Navami Puja Vidhi

  • Take a bath in the Brahma Muhurta and wear clean clothes.
  • Install a photo of Lord Rama in the house temple and spray some Ganga Jal on it.
  • Lit a diya of ghee in front of the picture or idol and some incense sticks.
  • Put the the idol of Ramlala in the cradle, decorate it with flower garlands and swing the cradle.
  • Perform Shodashopchar and Lord Rama Aarti.
  • Offer fruits, kheer, and offerings to Lord Rama.
  • Apply tilak on the forehead of the youngest girl in the family.

Lord Ram Aarti – श्री रामचन्द्रजी की आरती

श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन, हरण भवभय दारुणम्।
नव कंज लोचन, कंज मुख कर कंज पद कंजारुणम्॥
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन…।
कन्दर्प अगणित अमित छवि, नव नील नीरद सुन्दरम्।
पट पीत मानहुं तड़ित रूचि-शुचि नौमि जनक सुतावरम्॥
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन…।
भजु दीनबंधु दिनेश दानव दैत्य वंश निकन्दनम्।
रघुनन्द आनन्द कन्द कौशल चन्द्र दशरथ नन्द्नम्॥
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन…।
सिर मुकुट कुंडल तिलक चारू उदारु अंग विभूषणम्।
आजानुभुज शर चाप-धर, संग्राम जित खरदूषणम्॥
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन…।
इति वदति तुलसीदास, शंकर शेष मुनि मन रंजनम्।
मम ह्रदय कंज निवास कुरु, कामादि खल दल गंजनम्॥
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन…।
मन जाहि राचेऊ मिलहि सो वर सहज सुन्दर सांवरो।
करुणा निधान सुजान शील सनेह जानत रावरो॥
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन…।
एहि भांति गौरी असीस सुन सिय हित हिय हरषित अली।
तुलसी भवानिहि पूजी पुनि-पुनि मुदित मन मन्दिर चली॥
श्री रामचन्द्र कृपालु भजु मन…।

Happy Chaitra Navratri 2020: Wishes, Messages, & Quotes

Happy Chaitra Navratri 2020: Wishes, Messages, & Quotes
  1. लक्ष्मी का हाथ हो,
    सरस्वती का साथ हो,
    गणेश का निवास हो,
    और मां दुर्गा के आशीर्वाद से,
    आपके जीवन में प्रकाश ही प्रकाश हो!
    चैत्र नवरात्र की शुभकामनाएं!!!
  2. May Goddess Durga bless you with joy, happiness, friendship, love and everything else you want in your life. Happy Chaitra Navratri!!!
  3. May this auspicious festival be the harbinger of happiness and prosperity. Here’s hoping it will be great for you! Happy Chaitra Navratri 2020!!!
  4. लाल रंग से सज़ा माँ का दरबार,
    हर्षित हुआ मन, पुलकित हुआ संसार,
    अपने पावन कदमों से माँ आए आपके द्वार,
    शुभ हो आपको ये नवरात्रि का त्यौहार
    ॐ शुभ नवरात्रि ॐ
  5. I wish this Navratri Goddess Durga removes all your problems and sorrows. May these nine days make your life happier and a prosperous one. Happy Chaitra Navratri 2020!!!
  6. May Maa Durga bless you and your family with her nine avatars of Name, Fame, Health, Wealth, Happiness, Humanity, Education, Bhakti & Shakti. Happy Chaitra Navratri!!!
  7. कुमकुम भरे कदमों से आए माँ दुर्गा आपके द्वार
    सुख संपत्ति मिले आपको अपार
    मेरी ओर से नवरात्रि की शुभ कामनाएं करें स्वीकार
    नवरात्रि की शुभकामनाएं I
  8. मां भरती झोली खाली!
    मां अम्बे वैष्णो वाली!
    मां संकट हरने वाली!
    मां विपदा मिटाने वाली!
    मां के सभी भक्तों को चैत्र नवरात्र की शुभकामनाएं!!!
  9. On this auspicious occasion, I wish the colours, happiness and beauty of this festival be with you throughout the year. Happy Chaitra Navratri!
  10. Nine nights of festivity with joy and revelry. May this occasion bring victories to you. Have a delightful Chaitra Navratri 2020!
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