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Worshipping Nine Forms of Goddess Durga


Worshipping Nine Forms of Goddess Durga

Maa Durga is believed to be the Goddess of Shakti (Power). Devotees who seek ultimate salvation worship 9 forms of Goddess Durga for 9 consecutive days. This period of nine days is referred as Navratri. This year, Navratri begins from 13th October and ends on 22nd October. For Hindus, Navratri is a period of fun and reverence celebrated across North Indian states and also in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa. 


The first of nine forms of Goddess Durga is known as Shailputri who is believed to be the daughter of Himalayas. Maa Shailputri is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. On the second day, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped. Goddess Durga’s third form is of Chandraghanta. Third day of Navratri holds significant importance. Navratri’s fourth day is dedicated to Maa Kushmanda, the fourth form of Goddess Durga. Goddess Skandmata is worshipped on the fifth day. On the sixth day, Goddess Katyayani is worshipped and on the seventh, Kalratri. It is believed that on the seventh day, worshipping Goddess Kalratri opens the gates of all accomplishments in the universe.  On the eighth day, devotees worship Goddess Maha Gauri and on the ninth day, people seek the blessings of Goddess Siddhidatri.


Let's take a look at the Navratri dates


On October 13, Chitra Nakshatra and Vaidhriti yoga will prevail. Kalash Sthapana should be avoided during this period. However, Kalash Sthapana can be performed during Abhijit muhurat which will be between 11:36 am and 12:24 pm on 13th October.  

Kalash Sthapana, Auspicious time

(Abhijit muhurat) From 11:36 in the morning till 12:24 in the afternoon (October 13)

Pratipada date begins on the morning of October 13 at 5:35 am and ends by October 14 at 8:00 am.




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