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Ghatasthapana (Kalash Sthapana) Day & Time : Thu, 21 September 2017

Ghatsthapana : Sharadiya Navratra Ghatsthapana Day - Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
Ghat Sthapan Muhurat - 06:15 to 08:05 AM 
अभिजीत मुहूर्त और लाभ चौघड़िया में भी आप बिना किसी विचार के घटस्थापन कर सकते हैं ।

* Delhi, India Local Time (IST)
- Pratipada Tithi Until 10:34 AM of 21st Sep 2017


The first day of Navratra is called Ghatasthapana, which literally means pot establishing. On this day the kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolising Goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room. The kalash is filled with holy water and covered with cowdung on to which seeds are sown. A small rectangular sand block is made and the kalash is put in the centre. The surrounding bed of sand is also seeded with grains.


The Ghatasthapana ritual is performed at a certain auspicious moment determined by the pundits. At that particular moment the priest intones a welcome, requesting goddess Durga to bless the vessel with Her presence. At several places there is a tradition of sowing bar…
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How to perform Durga Puja (Step-wise): Mantras, Prarthana, Aarti

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Durgaji Ki Aarti - Jai Ambe Gauri

Jai ambe gauri maiya jai shyama gauri
Tumako nishadin dhyawat hari bramha shivaji || Maiya Jai..||

Mang sindur virajat tiko mrigamad ko
Ujjwal se dou naina chandrawadan niko || Maiya..

Kanak saman kalevar raktambar raje
Rakt pushp gal mala kanthan par saje || Maiya..

Kehari wahan rajat khadag khappar dhari
Sur-nar-munijan sewat tinake dukhahari || Maiya..

Kaanan kundal shobhit nasagre moti
Kotik chandr diwakar rajat sam jyoti || Maiya..

Shumbh-nishumbh bidare mahishasur ghati
Dhumr vilochan naina nishadin madamati || Maiya..

Chand-mund sanhare shonit bij hare
Madhu-kaitabh dou mare sur bhayahin kare || Maiya..

Bramhani rudranitum kamala rani
Agam nigam bakhanitum shiv patarani || Maiya..

Chausath yogini mangal gawatnritya karat bhairu
Bajat tal mridangaaru baajat damaru || Maiya..

Tum hi jag ki mata tum hi ho bharata
Bhaktan ki dukh harta sukh sampati karta || Maiya..

Bhuja char ati shobhivaramudra dhari
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Mantra Pushpanjali - Mantras for offering flowers to Ma Durga

मन्त्र पुष्पांजलि

Mantras for offering flowers to Mother Durga

ॐ यज्ञेन यज्ञमयजंत देवास्तानि धर्माणि प्रथमान्यासन् ।

ते ह नाकं महिमानः सचंत यत्र पूर्वे साध्याः संति देवाः ॥
"OM YAGYEN YAGYA MAYA JANT DEVAASTAANI DHARMAANI PRATHMAA NYAASAN.

THE NAAKAM MAHIMAANAH SACHANT YATRA POORVEY SAADHYAH SANTI DEVAAH."


ॐ कात्यायन्यै च विद्महे, कन्यकुमार्यै धीमहि ।

तन्नो दुर्गा प्रचोदयत् ॥

OM KATYAYANYAI CH VIDMAHE KANYAKUMARYAI DHEEMAHI,

TANNO DURGA PRACHODAYAT.




ॐ वक्रतुण्डाय विद्महे एक दन्ताय धीमहि ।

तन्नो दन्ति प्रचोदयात्‌ ॥

OM VAKRA TUNDAAYE VIDMAEHEY EK DANTAAYE DHEEMAHI,

TANNO DANTI PRACHODAYAAT.

ॐ ना ना सुगन्धि पुष्पाणि रितु कालो भवानी च, पुष्पान्जलि मर्यादत्त ग्रिहाण परमेश्वरि ।

"OM NAA NAA SUGANDHI PUSHPAANI RITU KAALO BHAWAANEE CHA,

PUSHPAANJALI MARYAADATTA GRIHAAN PARMESHWARI."
Meaning:

I have heard of the Goddess from the teachers and the scriptures and have tried to mediate upon her. I now beseech the same Goddess Durga to motivate me to mediate upon her.

I have heard of L…

32 Names of Ma Durga : Durga Dvatrinsh Naammala

दुर्गा बत्तीसनामावली
32 Names of Ma Durga
१) दुर्गा २) दुर्गार्तिशमनी ३) दुर्गापद्विनिवारिणी ४) दुर्गमच्छेदिनी ५) दुर्गसाधिनि ६) दुर्गनाशिनी

७) दुर्गतोद्धारिणी ८) दुर्गनिहन्त्रि ९) दुर्गमापहा १०) दुर्गमज्ञानदा ११) दुर्गदैत्यलोकदवानला १२) दुर्गमा

१३) दुर्गमालोका १४) दुर्गमात्मस्वरुपिणी १५) दुर्गमार्गप्रदा १६) दुर्गमविद्या १७) दुर्गमाश्रिता

१८) दुर्गमज्ञानसंस्थाना १९) दुर्गमध्यानभासिना २०) दुर्गमोहा २१) दुर्गमगा २२) दुर्गमार्थस्वरुपिणी

२३) दुर्गमासुरसंहन्त्री २४) दुर्गमायुधधारिणी २५) दुर्गमाड्गी २७) दुर्गमता २७) दुर्गम्या २८) दुर्गमेश्‍वरी

२९) दुर्गभीमा ३०) दुर्गभामी ३१) दुर्गभा ३२) दुर्गदारिणी


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51 Shakti Peethas of Ma Durga

In Satya Yuga, Daksha performed a yagna with a desire of taking revenge on Lord Shiva. was angry because his daughter Sati had married Shiva against his wishes. Daksha invited all the deities to the yagna except for Shiva and Sati. The fact that she was not invited did not deter Sati from attending the yagna. But Sati, being an uninvited guest, was not given any respect. Furthermore, Daksha insulted Shiva. Sati was unable to bear her father's insults toward her husband, so she committed suicide by jumping into the pyre. When Lord Shiva heard about her death he became furious. He went to the place where Daksha was performing his yagna and destroyed the area. Daksha was killed by Shiva's ganas.

Lord Shiva then carried Sati's body all over the world in a state of wild grief. At the request of all other gods, Lord Vishnu severed Sati's body into 51 pieces with his Sudarshan Chakra, so that Lord Shiva could return to his sanity and once again take up his duties. Various pa…

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Durga Ashtottara Shatanamavali Stotram
Lord Shiva narrates to Mata Parvati the 108 names of Durga Mata by the means of which Durga or Sati can be pleased.

Lord Shiva speaks : O Parvati, the One Who has a lotus-like face! I am telling You those one-hundred and eight names, by the means of which Durga or Sati can be pleased.


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Being the deity of the cosmic fort (Durg) she called goddess Durga. Mother Durga is the embodiment of the divine energy and the creative power. According to the ancient scriptures Mother Durga has nine forms or dimensions as under;


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The first day of Navratra (The nine holy nights) is dedicated to the worship of Shailputri. Goddess Durga’s first form in the Nava-Durga series of divine forms, amongst the nine, is Shailaputri. She was nomenclatured as Shailaputri after being born in the house of the king of the mountains, Himalaya. In this mold the mother is seen holding a trident in her right hand and a lotus in her left and she is mounted on an ox. In the past life she was the daughter of Daksha, the son of Lord Brahma. She was known as Sati then. As the daughter of Daksha she was married to the God of Gods, Mahadeva. amongst all the nine forms of Devi Durga, Shailaputri is the most powerful and glorified of all. According to the Upanishads this…

Durga SaptaShati (दुर्गा सप्तशती) – 700 Verses in Honor of Ma Durga

Durga Sapta Shati : 700 Slokas in Praise of Ma Durga from Markandeya Purana

It is a long tradition that one reads the Devi-Bhagavatam or the Devi Mahatmyam (Durga saptashati, 700 verses on Durga) during Navaratra to invoke the blessings of Mother Durga. Devi Bhagavatam notes that Lord Rama meditated and fasted for nine days after Devi Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. The reading of Durga Saptashati (Devi Mahatmyam) during Navaratri is to be done follows:

Chapter 1 (Madhu kaitabha samhaara) is to be read for 1st day, Chapter 2, 3 and 4 (Mahishhasura samhaara) to be read on 2nd day, Chapter 5 and 6 (Dhuumralochana vadha) on the 3rd day, Chapter 7 (Chanda Munda vadha) on 4th day, Chapter 8 (Rakta biija samhaara) on 5th day, Chapter 9 and 10 (Shumbha Nishumbha vadha) on 6th day, Chapter 11 (Praise of Narayani) on 7th day, Chapter 12 (Phalastuti) on 8th day, Chapter 13 (Blessings to Suratha and the Merchant) on 9th day Chapter 14 (Aparadha Kshamaprarthana) on 10th day



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Short but Ultimate Stotra : Siddha Kunjika Stotram

Na Kavacham Na Argala Stotram Kilkam Na Rahasyaam, Na Suktam Naapi Va Dhyanam Na Nyaaso Na Vaarchanam. Kunjika Paath Matrren Durga Paatham Phalam Labheta. -Lord Shiva
Who do not want to undergo the long Durga SaptaShati/Chandi Path. The Siddha Kunjika Stotraitself says at the begining that no argala or kilak stotra and other related matters is needed if one recites Siddha Kunjika Stotra. Kunjika, there is Devi in the form of Chamunda . Not only it works for Navaratri , it is to be chanted at the junction when Ashtami leaves and enters Navami . 24 mins before Ashtami ends to 24 mins after navami starts, is the time when Devi takes the form of Chamunda and had got to be chanted no matter the count to exhaust 48 mins .

How to Count 48 minutes

Each Tithi lasts for 24 hours . If for example the Navami starts at 21.30 pm in the night then you should start at 21.06 (which is Ashtami ) and continue untill 21.54 pm, that 48 mins is called Sandhi kshan or period of transit, when Devi in the form of…