Navratri 2020: Date, Ghatasthapana timings and full puja schedule

New Delhi: The auspicious event of Navratri will start this yeat from October 17 and final until 25 of this month, with Vijayadashami on October 25/26 (relying upon timings). The nine-day lengthy competition is devoted to the totally different types of Maa Durga, who’s worshipped by the devotees in 9 avatars. 

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There are 4 kinds of Navratri all year long, every falling in a selected season. Nonetheless, the commonest and broadly celebrated Navratri occurs to be Sharad or Shardiya Navratri (September-October) and Chaitra Navratri (March-April) respectively. Throughout the nine-day lengthy Hindu competition of Maa Durga, devotees observe quick and pray to the goddess in search of her blessings.

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The Ghatasthapana will likely be on Day 1 of the Navratri puja i.e on October 17, 2020, and Goddess Shailputri will likely be worshipped on at the present time.

Ashwina Ghatasthapana on Saturday, October 17, 2020
Ghatasthapana Muhurat – 06:23 AM to 10:12 AM
Period – 03 Hours 49 Minutes
Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat – 11:43 AM to 12:29 PM
Period – 00 Hours 46 Minutes

Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls on Pratipada Tithi
Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls throughout prohibited Chitra Nakshatra

Pratipada Tithi Begins – 01:00 AM on Oct 17, 2020
Pratipada Tithi Ends – 09:08 PM on Oct 17, 2020
Chitra Nakshatra Begins – 02:58 PM on Oct 16, 2020
Chitra Nakshatra Ends – 11:52 AM on Oct 17, 2020

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On the primary day of Navratri, Ghatasthapana ritual takes place, marking the start of the competition. It invokes the Goddess Shakti earlier than the 9-day puja begins.

October 17, Day 1 – Pratipada, Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja

October 18, Day 2 – Dwitiya, Chandra Darshana, Brahmacharini Puja

October 19, Day three – Tritiya, Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja

October 20, Day four – Chaturthi, Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Upang Lalita Vrat

October 21, Day 5 – Panchami, Skandamata Puja, Saraswati Avahan

October 22, Day 6 – Shashthi, Katyayani Puja, Saraswati Puja

October 23, Day 7 – Saptami, Kalaratri Puja

October 24, Day eight – Ashtami, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja, Maha Navami

Sandhi Puja begins at 06:34 AM
Sandhi Puja ends at 07:22 AM

October 25, Day 9 – Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa, Navratri Parana, Vijayadashami

October 26, Day 10 – Dashami, Durga Visarjan

Sharad Navratri coincides with Durga Puja festivity which is a 5-day lengthy competition, broadly celebrated throughout the globe. It’s a main competition for Bengali neighborhood. This yr it begins from October 22 to 26 respectively. 

This is wishing all our readers a really completely satisfied Navratri and Durga Puja!


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