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Shardiya Navratri 2022: How to do Navratri Puja at home? Puja Vidhi, Tithi, timings, Samagri list

This year, Shardiya Navratri is observed from September 26 to October 4.

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Shardiya Navratri 2022

Navratri is one of the most auspicious festivals for Hindus. The festival is devoted to Goddess Durga who fought the demon Mahishasura for nine days and nights. The festival shows the victory of good over evil.

Navratri is celebrated twice a year. Chaitra Navratri is observed during the months of March – April, and Shardiya Navratri during the months of September – October. This year, Shardiya Navratri is observed from September 26 to October 4.

Here is all you need to know about the puja vidhi, puja timings and how to do puja at home during Navratri.

Shardiya Navratri 2022: Shubh Muhurat

Start date: September 26, 2022 at 3:23 am
End date: September 27, 2022 at :08 am

Shardiya Navratri 2022: Kalash Installation Shubh Muhurat

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Start date: 6:17 am to 7:55 am (Total duration- 1 hour 38 minutes)
Abhijit Muhurat: 11:54 am to 12:42 pm (Total duration- 48 minutes)

Samagri needed for Kalash installation

Kalash, Mauli, 5 Mango leaves, Roli, Gangajal, Coin, Wheat

Samagri needed to make Jawaar

Earthen pot, pure clay, wheat or barley, clean cloth to place on the soil, clean water and Kalava.

Samagri needed to light Akhand Jyoti

Brass or earthen lamp, ghee, cotton wick, roli or vermilion, rice

Puja Samagri for 9 days

Devotees perform puja for nine days during Navratri. For this, you need havan kund, mango wood, black sesame, roli kumkum, akshat (rice), barley, incense, panchmeva, ghee, Kamal Gatta, pair of cloves, guggal, lotus gutta, betel nut, kapoor, bhog. Havan, pure water (for aamchan).

Ingredients needed for Mata Rani’s Shringhar

Mata Rani should be adorned during Navratri. What all you need- Red dupatta, bangles, perfume, vermilion, mahavar, bindi, mehndi, kajal, toe ornament, garland, anklet, blush and other makeup items.

Shardiya Navratri Puja Vidhi

  • Wake up early in the morning of Shardiya Navratri, take a bath, and wear clean clothes.
  • On the first day, make swastikas on both sides of the main entrance of the house and put a pylon of mango and Ashoka leaves on the main door.
  • Then, make a swastika sign by laying a post there.
  • After that, put the rice and roli on Goddess Durga’s forehead and then install the idol of Mata Rani
  • Worship Goddess Durga with all rituals.
  • The Kalash should be kept in the North and North-East direction i.e. Northeast and decorate the Mata’s post.
  • While placing the coconut on the Kalash, make sure the face of the coconut should not face downwards.
  • Apply Ashoka leaves around the Kalash and then wrap a dupatta on a coconut and tie it with Kalava.
  • Now, worship Ambe Maa by lighting a lamp.

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Durga Ashtami 2022: Wishes, greetings and quotes to share with your friends and family

This day is also known for Astra Puja (Worshiping Weapons) as on this day the weapons of goddess Durga are worshipped.

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Durga Ashtami 2022

Durga Ashtami is one of the auspicious festivals for Hindus. It is one of the five-day long Durga Puja festivals which is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga. The eighth day of the nine-day Navratri celebration marks the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the demon.

This day is also known as Astra Puja (Worshipping Weapons), as on this day the weapons of goddess Durga are worshipped. People observe a fast and pray to Goddess Durga for good health, happiness, and prosperity. This year, Durga Ashtami will be celebrated on October 3.

On the occasion of Durga Ashtami, here are the wishes, quotes and greetings to share with your friends and family.

Wishes

  • Hope this Durga Ashtami brings in good fortune and abounding happiness for you. Happy Durga Ashtami!
  • May this festival fill your life with new joys that surround you and your loved ones with positive vibes, now and forever. Happy Maha Ashtami to you!
  • May the power of Goddess Durga empowers you and your family with health, wealth, happiness, and prosperity. Durga Ashtami!
  • May Maa Durga is always there to support you through all the challenges of your life. Wishing you a very Happy Durga Ashtami to you.
  • May goddess Durga protects your family from the evil and empowers you with the light of knowledge and truth. Happy Durga Ashtami to you and your family.

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Greetings

  • Ma Durga is a Mother of the Universe, she represents the infinite power of the universe and is a symbol of female dynamism. Happy Durga Ashtami 2022!
  • On the occasion of Durga Ashtami, I wish your life is illuminated with bright smiles and glorious success. Wishing you a cheerful and blessed Durga Ashtami.
  • Navratri ke pavan utsav par aapke ghar Durga ji ka agaman ho, aapke ghar mein sukh aur samruddhi ka vaas ho, yehi humari manokamna hai.
  • Spend time with your loved ones during the festival of Durga Puja. Make them feel special and valued. Forget about all your worries and let Goddess Durga handle your problems. Happy Durga Puja.
  • Nav Kalpana Nav Jyotsna Nav Shakti Nav Aradhana – May your wishes be fulfilled on the auspicious occasion of Navratri.

Quotes

  • Durga Puja is the blessed time of the year. It is the time to rejoice in the glories of Maa Durga. Wishing you a very Happy Maha Saptami. Jai Mata Di!!!
  • May your life shine bright with the choicest blessings of Maa. May there be new opportunities and new goals to chase. Best wishes on Durga Saptami to you.
  • Good health, prosperity, success and fortune come your way with the love and blessings of Maa Durga on this Durga Saptami. Jai Mata Di!!!
  • On this pious occasion, I wish that Maa Durga bestows you and your family with fame, glory, happiness, health, and good fortune. Subho Maha Saptami to you!!!
  • Durga Puja is a blessed time, rejoice in the glories of Maa Durga, and celebrate all the blessings of the Goddess, with your friends, family, and acquaintances, Happy Maha Saptami.

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Shardiya Navratri 2022 Day 8: Know about Maa Mahagauri, Ashtami puja significance, and mantras

The eighth day of Shardiya Navratri is known as Mahashtami.

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Maha Ashtami

The festival of Navratri is celebrated with utmost religious fervour across the country and all nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during this span of time. This year, Shardiya Navratri started from September 26 and will continue till October 4, Tuesday.

Navratri Mahashtami will be celebrated on October 3, Monday, this year and Mahanavami falls on October 4. Devotees worship Maa Mahagauri on Day 8 of Navratri. The Ashtami and Navami days of Navratri have a special significance in Hindu religion. On both days, Kanya Pujan is performed at homes.

Families invite nine little girls, who did not reach their puberty yet, to their homes to worship them and to feed the girls, who are a representation of the nine forms of Goddess Durga.

Significance of Maha Ashtami

The eighth day of Shardiya Navratri is known as Mahashtami. Hindus worship Goddess Mahagauri on the eighth day of Navratri that is on Ashtami Tithi. Kanya Pujan is also performed on this day.

It is believed that doing Kanya pujan has many benefits, including acquiring knowledge, power, wealth, success, and forgiveness for prior sins.

The eighth day of Navratri is known as Ashtami Tithi or Mahashtami Vrat. On the eighth day of Navratri, devotees worship Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth form of Navdurga. It is said that Goddess Shailputri was extremely beautiful and had a fair complexion when she was 16 years old. Due to her fair skin tone, she became known as Goddess Mahagauri.

Shubh muhurat for Kanya Pujan on Durgashtami

The Ashtami will start from 06:47 pm on October 2 and will continue till 04:37 pm on October 3.
According to the Hindu calendar, the best time for Havan Pujan on Ashtami Tithi will be from 10:41 am to 12:10 pm.

  • Ashtami Tithi Begins – 6:47 pm on October 2, 2022
  • Ashtami Tithi Ends – 4:37 pm on October 3, 2022
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Festivals in October 2022: From Karva Chauth to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, check complete list here

The tenth month of the year begins with the auspicious festivals of Hindus.

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Festivals in October 2022: From Karva Chauth to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, check complete list here

India is known as the land of festivals due to its rich combination of diverse cultures, ethnic backgrounds, languages, and religious beliefs. The country celebrates each and every festival with zeal and passion.

The tenth month of the year begins with the auspicious festivals of Hindus. The first week of the month will begin with Navratri and Durgotsava and end at Dussehra.

The second week of the festival will see Karva Chauth, a festival performed by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands.

From Dhanteras to Diwali to Bhai Dooj, the last week of the month is full of celebrations.

Here is the complete list of festivals of October 2022.

  • October 2, 2022 (Sunday) – Gandhi Jayanti
  • October 3, 2022 (Monday) – Shardiya Navratri Mahaashtami (Durga Ashtami) and Kanya Puja
  • October 4, 2022 (Tuesday) –  Mahanavami, Navratri fasting
  • October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) – Dussehra (Vijayadashmi), Durga idol immersion
  • October 6, 2022 (Thursday) – Papankusha Ekadashi fast
  • October 7, 2022 (Friday) – Ashwin Shukra Pradosh Vrat
  • October 9, 2022 (Sunday) – Ashwin Purnima, Sharad Purnima, Kojagar Purnima Vrat
  • October 13, 2022 (Thursday) – Karva Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi fast
  • October 15, 2022 (Saturday) – Skanda Shashthi fast
  • October 17, 2022 (Monday) – Tula Sankranti, Ahoi Ashtami
  • October 21, 2022 (Friday) – Rambha Ekadashi fast
  • October 22, 2022 (Saturday) – Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Kartik Pradosh Vrat
  • October 24, 2022 (Monday) – Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi
  • October 25, 2022 (Tuesday) – Kartik Amavasya
  • October 26, 2022 (Wednesday) – Bhai Dooj, Annakoot, Govardhan Puja, Yama Dwitiya, Chitragupta Puja
  • October 28, 2022 (Friday) – Kartik Vinayak Chaturthi
  • October 30, 2022 – Chhath Puja
  • October 31, 2022- Halloween
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