Chaitra Navratri 2023: When is Chaitra Navratri? Know the date, time, worship method, and importance!
According to the Hindu calendar, four Navratris are celebrated in a year. Apart from Chaitra and Sharadiya Navratri, there are two Gupta Navratri. Nine forms of Maa Durga are worshiped in Navratri. Chaitra Navratri is going to start soon. In Chaitra Navratri, the nine forms of Maa Durga will be worshiped according to the rules and regulations. The great festival of Navratri is celebrated with great pomp across the country. Mother Durga is called the goddess of happiness and prosperity. She pleases her devotees by fasting during Navratri and worshiping Maa Durga with full devotion. Also, fulfill all their wishes. During the days of Navratri, people light unbroken light in their homes and worship the nine forms of the mother during these nine days. There is also a ritual of setting up an urn in Navratri. In such a situation, when is Navratri starting this year, and when is the auspicious time for setting up the urn? Let's know...
Chaitra Navratri 2023: Date and Muhurat
This year, the Pratipada date of Chaitra month will start on March 21 at 10.52 pm. This data will also end the next day March 22, 2023, at 8.20 pm. On the other hand, according to Uday Tithi, Navratri will start on March 22, 2023.
On March 22, the Pratipada date is only till 8:20 in the morning. In this case, Ghat Sthapana i.e. Kalash Sthapana should be done before 8 o'clock. On March 22, the auspicious time for setting up the urn is from 06.29 am to 07.39 am.
Ghatasthapana Puja Method
First of all, take a bath early in the morning on Pratipada Tithi and take a pledge of worship.
Then after this decorate the place of worship and place a post where the Kalash is filled with water. After this wrap the Kalash with Kalava.
Then place mango and Ashoka leaves on top of the Kalash.
After this, wrap the coconut in a red cloth and place it on the Kalash.
After this, invoke Maa Durga by lighting incense lamps and start worshiping Maa Durga with the method of worship mentioned in the scriptures.