Navratri is the festival of Hindus that spans up to 9 nine nights and 10 days. This festival is celebrated every year in the autumn season to mark the victory of divinity over the evil that prevails. It is celebrated differently according to the different parts of the Indian subcontinent. As per Hindu Scriptures, there are 4 seasonal Navratri festivals that are celebrated in India. The Navratri that came in autumn season is also known by the name of Shardiya Navratri. The festival of Sharad Navratri is celebrated in the honor of the divine feminine, Devi Durga. The festival ends on the 10th day after celebrating Dussehra or Vijayadashmi. As per the Hindu calendar, this festival of Sharad Navratri is celebrated on the bright half of the Ashwin month which means it falls in the month of September and October. The nine nights of the festival are dedicated to nine different aspects of the divine feminine Devi Durga. Devotees worship nine different forms of Devi Durga during this auspicious festival of Navratri.
Sharad Navratri 2019 beginning from- 29th September
Importance of Sharad Navratri
The festival of nine nights of Navratri is one of the most colorful and vibrant festivals amongst the other festivals celebrated. The word “Navratri” is made up of the two words “Nav” means nine and “Ratri” signifies night. Thus, it is translated in the words of “Nine Nights”. Navratri is considered as one of the most significant festivals of the Hindu religion. As mentioned in the Indian calendar, this festival is celebrated twice in a year. However, the most important Navratri is celebrated during the period of Sharad Ritu or before the Dusshera festival.
In India, the devotees of Devi celebrate the festival with complete devotion and dedication. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated in the later five days of this festival.
Navratri is considered as a significant festival in India because the individuals pray all the nine forms of Goddess. These 9 days of the festival are recognized as very auspicious days because people generally start any new events and buy new clothes and jewelry, vehicles, etc. During these 9 auspicious days, the devotees pray, observe fast, offer delicacies and money to the brahmins.
9 Days of Sharad Navratri 2019 and Importance of Colors in Navratri
The nine days of the Sharad Navratri Festival are dedicated to the deity of feminine power, Goddess Durga. According to Indian Astrology, the Goddess defines nine different aspects of her for combating the number of evils and demonic forces that tried to threaten peace and prosperity of earth in ancient times.
The 9 days of Navratri defining the 9 different forms of Goddess Durga are:
Sharad Navratri Day 1 (29 October 2019)
Day 1 of the Sharad Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri, the first form of Devi Durga. Goddess Shailaputri symbolizes the collective power of the Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. This avatar of Goddess Durga is worshipped as the consort of Lord Shiva, known to be the husband of Goddess Parvati.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 1: Mustard Orange
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Shailputri:
ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः॥
Om Shailputraye Namah
Sharad Navratri day 2 (30 October 2019)
The Day 2 of Shardiya Navratri is celebrated and dedicated to Goddess Brahmcharini, the second form of Goddess Durga. Goddess Brahmcharini is blissful and blesses the devotees with happiness, peace, prosperity, and grace in their lives. This avatar of Goddess Durga is the way through which one can attain salvation or moksha.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 2: Pearl White
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Brahmcharini:
ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Brahmchariye Namah
Sharad Navratri Day 3 ( 1st October 2019)
The day 3 of this festival celebrates Goddess Chandraghanta, known to be the third form of Goddess Durga. She symbolizes the beauty and grace and is praised for peace calmness and prosperity in life. Goddess Chandraghanta is the symbol of bravery.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 3: Mahogany Red
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Chandraghanta:
ॐ देवी चन्द्रघण्टायै नमः॥
Om Devi Chandraghantaaye Namah
Sharad Navratri Day 4 ( 2nd October 2019)
The day 4 of Sharad Navratri represents Goddess Kushmunda. This form of Goddess Durga is considered the creator of the entire universe. According to the ancient scriptures, it is said that she created the universe.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 4: Green
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Kushmunda:
ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥
Om Devi Kushmanduye Namah
Sharad Navratri Day 5 ( 3 October 2019)
The 5th day of Sharad Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Skand Mata. She is known to be the mother of the Skand or Kartikeya. Lord Kartikeya was chosen as their ruler by the gods in the war against the demons. This form of Goddess Durga represents the motherhood who can fight with anyone in order to protect her child.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 5: Canary Yellow
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Skand Mata:
ॐ देवी स्कन्दमातायै नमः॥
Om Devi Skandmataye Namah
Sharad Navratri day 6 ( 4 October 2019)
The day 6 of this festival belongs to the 6th form of Goddess Durga, Devi Katyayani. It is believed that Devi Katyayani was born to a great sage named Kata, as an avatar of Durga. This form of Goddess Durga exhibits immense courage and bravery.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 6: Green
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Katyayani:
ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Katyayani Namah
Sharad Navratri Day 7 ( 5 October 2019)
The 7th day of this festival is dedicated to Goddess Kalratri, the 7th form of Goddess Durga. This avatar of her is known for her dark complexion, bedraggled hair and a fearless posture. She is considered as the strongest form of Goddess Durga dressed in the white attire that is the color of peace and prayer.
The Color for Sharad Navratri day 7: Canary Yellow
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Kalratri
ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Kalratre Namah
Sharad Navratri Day 8 ( 6 October 2019)
On the day 8th of the festival, Navratri celebrates the 8th form of Goddess Durga, Devi Mahagauri. This avatar of Maa Durga signifies and blesses the devotees with intelligence, peace, prosperity, and calm in their lives.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 8: Lavender
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess Mahagauri:
ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Mahagauri Namah
Sharad Navratri day 9 ( 7th October 2019)
Goddess Siddhi Ratri, the 9th avatar of Goddess Durga is celebrated on the 9th day of Sharad Navratri. This avatar of Goddess Durga blesses the devotees with the supernatural healing powers. Goddess Siddi Ratri represents a clear state of mind, just like the same way as that of the sky on a clear day.
The Color for Sharad Navratri Day 9: Black and Grey
Mantra to Chant While Worshipping Goddess
ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥
Om Devi Siddhiratre Namah
Day 10 of Sharad Navratri
Day 10 marks the last day of the festival of Shardiya Navratri. This last day of this festival is also known by the name of Vijayadashmi, which means the “triumph of the tenth”. It is believed that Goddess Durga conquered the demon named Mahishasura on this day. This auspicious day is also marked as the day when Lord Rama defeated Ravana and returned his home to Ayodhya. So, the tenth day of this festival is the day to worship Goddess Durga and Lord Rama. Royal blue color is the suggested color for the last day of Navratri.
Date of Durga Puja/Durga Pujo and Dusshera- From 4th October to 8th October 2019
Durga Puja/Durga Pujo is also called by the name of Durgotsava. it is celebrated in the latter 5 days of the festival of Sharad Navratri. It is mainly popular in the Indian states like West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, and Orissa. It is a multi-day festival featuring elaborate temples and stage decorations, scriptures, recitation, performance, arts, and processions. This festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga in the battle with demon Mahishasura. The festival of Durga puja symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The date of this festival of Durga puja coincides with the date of the festival Dusshera that is known for the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. As per ancient scriptures, the sculpture of Ravana is burnt.
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Kalash Sthapna on Navratri:
The nine days festival of Navratri always begins with the ritual of Ghat Sthapna. The very first day of the Sharad Navratri marks the invocation of the goddess Durga. Devotees seek the blessings of Goddess Durga or Adishakti from the first day of the festival as we perform the ritual of Ghatsthapna. This ritual is done according to the suitable muhurat abiding by the rules to perform this ritual.
Highly Recommended Pujas for Shardiya Navratri
9 days Durga Saptashati path with hawan
Performing 9 days Durga Saptashati Paath with hawan during the days of Navratri is considered as highly auspicious. Performing the puja would help the person to succeed in all the areas of their lives. The puja would be continued for 9 days during the 9 days of Navratri. Book 9 days Saptashati Puja with hawan now to seek the blessings of goddess Durga to attain success in all walks of life.
Dasha Mahavidya Puja
This puja is highly recommended for those seeking the power from the 10 forms of Durga and have the blessings of Goddess Parvati. It will eliminate all the negativity around the devotee and help attain higher consciousness.
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Nav Durga Puja
Nav Durga Puja is the holy ritual of worshipping nine avatars of goddess Durga to seek her blessings. This puja would be performed from the very first day of Navratri until the last 9th day of the Navratri with a proper hawan for Navaratri.
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Durga Saptashati with Samput
This special puja of Durga Saptashati with samput is performed to remove all the obstacles and troubles from the life of the people. This puja would be performed for 9 days and would make your life free from the problems and worries. Along with the chanting of Durga Saptashati Paath, this puja would also include a special Samput for your problem.
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Maha Baglamukhi Puja
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Navratri Maha Hawan and Kanya Pujan
Kanya Pujan and Maha Hawan are performed on the last day of the Navratri. Performing Kanya Pujan and hawan provides the devotees with the blessings and all that they desire in their lives. Considered the puja that concludes Navratri days, it is highly important to perform the Kanya puja at the end of Navratri.
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