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Know All About Ghatasthapana On First Day Of Shardiya Navratri

Navratri 2020 Image: Ghatsthapna on Pratipada or first day of Shardiya Navratri

Navratri begins tomorrow. This Navratri can also be known as the Shardiya Navratri because it happens throughout ‘Sharad’ or the autumn season. Shardiya Navratri is probably the most vital of the 4 Navratris in a 12 months noticed by Hindu devotees. The first day of Navratri is called ‘Pratipada’. Ahead of the day most individuals who observe Navratri, clear their homes and adorn with flowers and rangoli. The most necessary ritual on ‘Pratipada’ is ‘Ghatasthapana‘ or the ‘Kalash Sthapana‘. This will be described because the seat the place Goddess Durga is welcomed. The ‘Kalash’ or pitcher stays for 9 days and on Vijaya Dashami it’s immersed in a water physique close to by. 

Navratri 2020: Know all about ‘Ghatasthapana’

‘Ghatasthapana’ is definitely the start of the nine-day Navratri. This ritual is completed for Durga Puja as properly. According to scriptures, ‘Ghatasthapana’ will be described because the invocation of Ma Durga.

Muhurat or auspicious time for ‘Ghatasthapana’

  • ‘Ghatasthapana’: Saturday, October 17
  • ‘Ghatasthapana’ Muhurat: 6.23 AM to 10.12 AM
  • ‘Ghatasthapana’ Abhijit Muhurat‘: 11:43 AM to 12:29 PM

Navratri 2020: Items wanted for ‘Ghatasthapana’

  • A large clay pot with soil to sow the ‘Sapta Dhanya’ or seven sorts of grains
  • ‘Sapta Dhanya’ or the seven sorts of grains
  • A metal or brass pitcher (Kalash)
  • Clean water or water from the Ganga river
  • Red thread
  • Betel nuts
  • Coins for the Kalash
  • A small twig of the Mango tree with with 5 leaves
  • A small bowl of rice grains 
  • A coconut
  • Flowers and durva (a king of grass generally discovered)

Navratri 2020: What it is advisable to do for ‘Ghatasthapana’ 

  • The 5 sorts of grains are sown in moist earth within the clay pot
  • The Kalash is stored on the clay pot
  • A chunk of purple thread is tied across the neck of the Kalash and crammed with water
  • The betel nut, flowers, durba and the coin are put within the Kalash together with Mango leaves
  • A coconut is positioned on Mango leaves within the Kalash
  • Now the preparations are full for welcoming Goddess Durga

Wishing you a secure and Happy Navratri! 

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