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Navratri Day 1: Maa Shailputri Puja Vidhi and Mantra



The start of nine days of Navratri festivity begins with worshipping Goddess Shailputri.

Navratri Day 1: This marks the beginning of the nine days festivities. In these 9 days, different incarnations of Goddess Durga is celebrated. The first day is 7 October which also marks the beginning of Shailputri puja. Navratri will be celebrated from to.

Goddess Shailputri was born after Goddess Sati self-immolated, according to Hindu mythology. Shailputri is also known as Parvati, is the daughter of Himalaya. Shailputri means mountain daughter, shail means mountain and putri means daughter. Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on the first day. As per Drik Panchang, Goddess Shailputri governs the moon, who is the provider of all fortunes.

Shailputri is shown as riding a bull with one hand holding the trident and the other holding a lotus flower. She is also known as Hemavati. Shailputri is worshipped on the first day as she is the most important incarnation of Goddess Durga. Goddess Shailputri is married to Lord Shiva just like Goddess Sati.

Puja and Mantra: You can decorate the idol with jasmine flowers and chant the mantras. The mantras are:
  • Om Devi Shailaputryai Namah
  • Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Shailaputri Rupena Samsthita
    Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Navratri Colours For Different Days: Navratri Day 1, 7 October, Pratipada Ghatasthapana: Yellow

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Navratri Day 2: Maa Brahmacharini Puja Vidhi And Mantra

Maa Brahmacharini wears white clothes, walks bare feet and hold a water utensil in her left hand and a japa mala in her right hand.



Navratri Day 2: The holy period of Navratri commenced on October 7 and this festival is celebrated with a lot of fervour and enthusiasm. During the duration of 9 days, each day holds a great significance and is considered auspicious. The Sharad Navratri 2021 falls in the lunar month of Ashvin as per the Hindu calendar. Navratri will be celebrated from 7 October to 15 October. The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Brahmacharini, who is known as the symbol of wisdom and knowledge.

According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Brahmacharini is the unmarried avatar of Goddess Parvati. The word Brahmacharini is the combination of two words-Brahma means penance and charni mean conduct.

Goddess Brahmacharini wears white clothes, walks bare feet and hold a water utensil in her left hand and a japa mala in her right hand. She also holds a Kamandal. The goddess signifies love, loyalty, wisdom, and knowledge.

Navratri Day 2 Puja Vidhi:
The idol of the goddess is given a bath and washed in Panchamrit which is made by 5 ingredients-honey, sugar, milk, curd, and ghee. You then offer flowers, roli, akshat and sandalwood to the idol and also place supari and paan next to the goddess. After that, while praying to the Ishta Dev and Navagrahas, you recite the mantra and perform aarti in the end.

Mantra to Chant:
Ya devi sarvabhuteu maa brahmacharii rupea sansthita |
Namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah ||
Dadhana kara padmabhyama akamala kamaalu |
Devi prasidatu maa brahmachariyanuttama ||


Colour: The colour of this day is royal blue as it signifies calmness and energy.
In these auspicious 9 days, devotees worship the 9 different avatars of Goddess Durga and observe a 9-day long fast to show their devotion.

Bhog: On this day offering sugar and Panchamrit as a bhog can impress the Goddess and bring happiness and prosperity.

Navratri Colours For Different Days: Navratri Day 2, 8 October, Dwitiya: Green
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Navratri Day 3: Maa Chandraghanta Puja Vidhi, Tithi And Mantra

Navratri Day 3: Did you know devotees worship Maa Chandraghanta on the third day of Navratri. The goddess is also known as Suhag ki Devi. She signifies justice and dharma in the world.


Navratri 2021 Day 3: During Navaratri, devotees worship nine forms of Goddess Durga namely Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri. Today, October 9, is the third day of the festival i.e. Tritiya and devotees worship Maa Chandraghanta, known as Suhag ki Devi. She signifies justice and dharma in the world. She is the married version of goddess Parvati.

The word Chandra means moon and Ghanta means she is the Goddess who has an ocean of knowledge and spreads power, bravery, and courage. Goddess Chandraghanta sits on a lion and holds a Gada, sword, Dhanush, Kamandal, Trishul, arrow, jap mala in one hand while a lotus in the other hand. She is known for making the world a better place by providing discipline and justice, she also gives us the strength to fight the demons among ourselves.

Puja Vidhi: After taking a bath early morning, the idol of Goddess Chandraghanta is placed in the Mandir. Then a shallow pan, which is made of clay, is placed next to the idol. Later, water is sprinkled on the pan along with rice. A Kalash filled with Akshat, coins, Dhruva grass, Ganga Jal, supari and coins is kept next to the idol of the Goddess. The Kalash is surrounded with mango leaves followed by the mantra.

Navratri 2021 Tritiya Tithi timings
Shubh Tithi will start at 10:48 AM, October 8
Shubh Tithi will end at 07:48 AM, October 9

Mantra:

Dhayan mantra for Chandraghanta Puja
Pindaj Pravara Rudha Chand Kopastra Keyurta |
Prasadam Tanute Maham Chandra Ghanteti Vishruta ||


Beej Mantra:
|| Om Hreem Kleem Shreem Chandraghantai Namah ||
At the end of the mantra, the vidhi is followed by aarti and then prasad is distributed among others.

Colour: The colour of the day is red as it symbolises power, strength, and courage.
On this day, devotees offer jasmine flowers to Goddess Chandraghanta as they are known to be her favourite flowers.
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Navratri Day 4: Goddess Kushmanda Puja Vidhi and Mantra

Navratri Day 4: Maa Kushmanda blesses her devotees with positive energy and power. She is also believed to be the creator of the universe.

On the fourth day of nine days of festivity, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. She is the fourth form of Navdurga. Goddess Kushmanda is believed to be the creator of the universe. She is believed to be residing in the centre of the sun as she balances the energy and light that is liberated to the universe.

Goddess Kushmanda represents light and energy. She is depicted with eight hands, holding Kamandal, Dhanush, Bada and Kamal in the right hand. In the left hand, she holds Amrit Kalash, Jap Mala, Gada and Chakra. Goddess Kushmanda is also known as Ashtabhuja Devi.

Puja Vidhi and Mantra
Goddess Kushmanda is the married avatar of Goddess Durga. On this pious occasion, 16 Shringar Samagri like indoor, mehendi, kajal, bindi, bangles, toe ring, comb, aalta, mirror, anklets, perfume, earrings, nose pin, necklace, red chuniri, etc during puja. Along with shringar samagri, edible like bhog of halwa, malpua or curd are also offered. She is also a fan of Bali of white pumpkin also known as Kushmanda and red flowers.
Maa Kushmanda is seen carrying japmala in her hand. This holds the power of Siddhis. Along with this, she also protects the sun and provides direction and energy. Devotees who worship Maa Kushmana are blessed with positive energy and power.

Mantra

Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah॥
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Navratri Day 5: Goddess Skandamata Puja Vidhi and Mantra

Maa Skandamata is also known as Goddess of love and motherhood. She also governs the planet, Mercury.

On the fifth day of nine days of festivity, Maa Skandamata is worshipped. This name was given to Goddess Parvati after she gave birth to Kartikeya also known as Lord Skanda. Maa Skandamata is shown by carrying baby Skanda or Murugan in her lap. Maa Skandamata is depicted with four hands. She holds two lotus flowers in her upper hands, baby Murugan and Abhaya mudra in other respective hands.

Goddess Skandamata is also known as Goddess Padmasana as she resides on a lotus flower. She believes to rule the plant Buddha (Mercury).

Maa Skandamata Puja Vidhi and Mantra
Maa Skandamata is one of the different forms of Goddess Durga. Offering a Dhanush vana to Goddess Skandamata is very holy and pious. Devotes who worship Maa Skandamata offer red flowers and shringar samagri. They are believed to be blessed with a long-married life and children. It is also auspicious to read the seventh chapter of Durga Saptashati Katha on Day 5 of Navratri.

Mantra
Om Devi Skandamatayai Namah॥

Maa Skandamata Colour
The auspicious colour for this day is orange.
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