Navratri 2022 Information: How to do Ghatasthapana in Navratri, see worship rituals and auspicious times here!

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According to the Hindu calendar, every year Shardiya Navratri starts from the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. Durga Ashtami Vrat, Kanya Pujan on Ashtami Tithi, Mahanavami on Navami Tithi, and Dussehra or Vijayadashami on Dashami Tithi are celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country.

This year Navratri is starting on Monday, 26 September. On the day of Pratipada, the worship of various forms of Goddess Durga begins with Ghatasthapana or Kalash installation. Astrologer Dr. Krishna Kumar Bhargava has given information about Ghatasthapana Muhurta of Navratri.

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Navratri 2022 date

According to the Panchang, Ashwin Shukla Pratipada's date is from 03:23 am on 26th September to 03:08 am on 27th September. In such a situation, Sharadiya Navratri will start on 26 September. On this first day of Navratri, after the establishment of the Kalash, the first form of Maa Durga will be worshipped.

Ghatasthapana Establishment Shubh Muhurta 2022

The auspicious time for Ghatasthapana or Kalash establishment of Sharadiya Navratri is from 06:11 am to 07.51 am. If for some reason you are not able to install the Kalash in the morning, then on the day of Abhijeet Muhurta, you can do it between 11.36 am to 12.36 pm. Abhijeet Muhurta is considered to be the best time for setting up the Kalash.

Morning is the best

On the first day of Navratri, on 26th September, the Amrit Muhurta of Choghada is from 06.11 am to 07.42 am. Therefore, it will be very auspicious to establish the Kalash in the morning.

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Important things related to Navratri

Shailputri Devi, the first form of Maa Durga, is worshiped after the establishment of the Kalash on the first day of Navratri. Most people observe the first fast of Navratri on this day. Those who cannot keep fast for 9 days of Navratri, they keep fast on the first day and Durga Ashtami. This is called the ascension of Navratri.

Girls are worshiped on the day of Maha Ashtami and Havan is performed on Mahanavami or Dashami. But in many places, Havan is performed on the day of Durga Ashtami. Even though people fast for the entire 9 days, they still perform Havan on Navami or Dashami and perform Parana on the day of Dussehra.