Ashwin Shardiya Navaratri festival or Mahanavratri Utsav, Vrat begins with Kalashsthapana, Durga Avahan, Durga Puja, Path, Daan, ends with Navami Paran. Maha Navratri Vrat or fast is observed for nine nights to ten days to seek the blessings of nine forms of Goddess Durga.
Navratri comes after the last Shraddha of Pitru Paksha, i.e. Matamah Shraddha/ Sarva Pitru Amavasya. It is one of the most sacred festivals of Hindus.
Mahanavratri commences on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi, in Sharad Ritu. It is one of the most devotional festivals or auspicious period of Hindus celebrate throughout India and different parts of the world.
Navratri 2019 begins on September 29, 2019, ends on Mahanavami on 7th October, this year.
The celebration of Ashwin Shardiya Navaratri/ Mahanavratri Utsav
Ashwin Shardiya Navaratri or Sharad Navratri festival is a joyous festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion throughout India, Nepal and many cities of the world.
Navdurga or Goddess Durga Puja festival 2019
In West Bengal and eastern regions of India, it is one of the most important festivals. These are twelve sections of zodiac circle having 360° numbered clockwise Ascendant is known as the first house and the last house is known as the twelfth house Each house represents specific traits used for prediction. are cleaned. Huge Puja Pandals are decorated beautifully before bringing idol of Maa Durga.
People purchase new garments and Saris, one month before the festival, a gift to all the family members during Durga Puja festival. Visarjan (Bhasan) is performed after Durga Puja.
Dandiya Dance, Maha Navratri celebrations
People perform Garba and Dandiya dance as Navratri celebrations in different parts of India, during the night.
This is an auspicious period for purchasing new garments, jewelry, property or vehicle, laying the foundation of a house, starting an important event or a new business.
Devotees may keep fast for only two days, the first day, Pratipada and the last day, i.e. Mahashtami or Mahanavami, who cannot observe fast for the consecutive nine days.
In some places this festival ends on Mahashtami, the duration is eight days.
After observing the last Vrat or fast on Saptami or Ashtami, Navratri Puja ends on Ashtami or Navami with Ashtami Paran/ Navratri Paran, Kanya Bhoj and Ashtami Havan or Navami Havan, Puja and Snan-dan.
Devotees recite Durga Saptashati Mantras and perform Puja, Havana, and Vrat according to the prescribed rituals to please nine forms of Goddess Durga or Shakti during the auspicious Navratri period.
Chandi Jaap can be performed if required during Navratri Puja days for the blessings from Ma Chandi.
Avoid eating non-vegetarian food, if possible do not eat even onion and garlic. Do not eat anything from a stranger during nine days of Navratri.
Kalash Sthapana, Ghatasthapana, Ashwin Shardiya Navaratri, 2019
Dates or Tithi for Ashwin Shardiya Navratri 2019 or Maha Navratri Vrat, Puja, Path, Daan, Havan or Homa, Dussehra are as follows:
Maha Navratri, nine forms of Goddess Durga, Puja dates and Muhurat 2019
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada begins on Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 11:56 PM, ends on 29 September at 8:13 PM.
Therefore Ashwin Shukla Paksha, Pratham Navratri begins on Sunday, September 29, 2019, in Sharad Ritu.
Ghatasthapana Muhurta begins at 06:28 AM to 07:46 AM (IST) during Dvi-Svabhava Kanya Lagna.
Duration is 1 Hour 17 Mins
29 Sept. Sunday Navratri, Prathama Tithi, 1st day: Navratri Kalash Sthapana or Kalash Sthapana, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja.
30 Sept. Monday, Navratri, Dwitiya/Tritiya, 2nd day: Brahmacharini Puja.
1 Oct. Tuesday, Navratri, 3rd day, Vinayaka Chaturthi: Chandraghanta Puja.
2. Oct. Wednesday, Navratri, 4th day, Panchami: Upang Lalita Vrat, Kushmanda Puja.
3. Oct. Thursday, Navratri 5th day Panchami, Skandamata Puja, Bilwa Nimantran, Saraswati Awahan.
4 Oct. Friday, Navratri, 6th day, Shashthi Katyayani Puja.
5 Oct. Saturday, Navratri 7th day, Saptami, Saraswati Puja, Kalratri Puja/ Mahanisha Puja.
Navratri Ashtami Havan, Sandhi Puja and Navami Havan in 2019
6 Oct. Sunday, Navratri, 8th day, Mahagauri Puja, Maha Ashtami Vrat/Durga Ashtami Vrat, Maha Ashtami Havan, Durga Ashtami Puja, Sandhi Puja.
Maha Navami Puja and Maha Navami: Havan(Kanya Bhoj for Navami) Saraswati Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Durga Puja(Bengal)
7 Oct. Monday, Navratri, 9th day, Navami: Siddhidatri Puja, Ayudha Puja, Homa, Navratri Parana. Maha Navratri ends/ Vijaya Dashami begins after Navratri Parana.
Dashahara, Dussehra or Vijayadashami 2019
8 Oct. Tuesday, Vijayadashami or Dussehra is on Friday, 8 October 2019.
Vijayadashami or Vijaya Dashami starts just after the end of Tithi Maha Navami. Vijaya Dashami is an important auspicious yoga period or Muhurat, for starting a new event, falls on October 19, this year.
Dussehra marks a significant victory of good over evil, means the victory of Rama over Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka. It represents the end of the power of Asura. it starts just after the end of Tithi Maha Navami.