Published By: Nibandh Vinod
Last Updated: October 15, 2023, 00:25 IST
SHARDIYA NAVRATRI 2023: Navratri is likely one of the grandest celebrations within the Hindu calendar. This nine-day competition celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. On today, Hindu devotees come collectively to worship the 9 types of Maa Durga, often known as Navdurgas, with nice pomp and fervour. The competition begins on October 15 and ends on October 23. It begins with Ghatasthapana on the primary day and concludes with Maha Navami.
Meanwhile, Navratri Parana which includes breaking the quick is noticed on the tenth day. Also referred to as the Dashami Tithi, it’s celebrated as Vijayadashmi or Dussehra to commemorate Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana and Goddess Durga’s win over Mahishasura. On today, devotees additionally perform Durga Visarjan, signifying the conclusion of the Durga Puja competition.
Ghatasthapana: Date & Time
According to Drik Panchang, this yr, Ashwina Ghatasthapana will fall on Sunday, October 15. The Ghatasthapana Muhurat is from 06:21 AM to 10:12 AM, with a period of three hours and 50 minutes. Additionally, there’s a Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat from 11:44 AM to 12:30 PM, lasting 46 minutes. On today, devotees worship Maa Shailputri.
Ghatasthapana: Ritual & Significance
Shardiya Ghatasthapana is often known as Kalash Sthapana or Kalashsthapana. It is a crucial Navratri ritual that signifies the start of 9 days of festivities. The pointers inside our scriptures emphasize the importance of performing Ghatasthapana throughout a selected interval on the onset of Navratri. Deviating from this sacred timeframe could invoke the wrath of Goddess Shakti. It is vital to notice that Ghatasthapana is strictly prohibited throughout Amavasya and the nighttime.
The most auspicious second for Ghatasthapana is in the course of the first one-third of the day, whereas Pratipada prevails. In case this particular time slot is unavailable for any purpose, Ghatasthapana will be scheduled in the course of the Abhijit Muhurta. While Nakshatra Chitra and Vaidhriti Yoga are greatest averted, they don’t seem to be solely forbidden. The most important factor is to make sure that Ghatasthapana is accomplished earlier than Hindu noon whereas Pratipada stays in impact.
Ghatasthapana: Puja Samagri
Here are a couple of gadgets which are required for puja samagri:
- Clay or Brass Pot to sow Sapta Dhanya
- Clean Soil to sow Sapta Dhanya
- Sapta Dhanya or seeds of seven totally different grains
- Small clay or brass Pitcher
- Ganga Jal
- Sacred thread
- Scent (fragrance)
- Supari (betel nuts)
- Coins to place into the Kalash
- 5 leaves of Ashoka or Mango tree
- A Lid to cowl the Kalash
- Raw Rice to placed on the lid
- Unpeeled Coconut
- Red Cloth to warp coconut
- Flowers and Garland ideally marigold
- Durva grass