In Hinduism, 09 days of Navratri have been considered very auspicious for the worship of Goddess Durga, which is why the devotees of Mata always wait for it for their worship. This festival of Devi Puja comes a total of four times a year. In which the first Navratri falls in the bright half of Chaitra month and the second Navratri falls in the bright half of Ashadh month. After this, the third Navratri falls in the month of Ashwin and the last Navratri falls in the month of Magha.
According to Hindu belief, out of these four Navratris, Goddess Durga is worshiped publicly and secretly in two Navratris. When will the Gupta Navratri start in the month of Ashadh? When will Kalash Pujan be done for Goddess Puja in Gupta Navratri? Let us know in detail the auspicious time for Kalash Pujan and the importance of worshiping 10 Mahavidyas.
Auspicious time for Kalash worship in Gupta Navratri
The Gupta Navratri festival celebrated in the Shukla paksha of Ashadh month will start on June 19, 2023, this year. According to the Panchang, the Pratipada date of Shukla paksha of Ashadh month will start at 10:06 am on June 18, 2023, and will end on May 19, 2023, at 11:25 am.
According to the Panchang, the auspicious time for the establishment of Kalash for the worship of Gupta Navratri will be on Monday, June 19, 2023, from 05:23 to 07:27 in the morning.Apart from this, Ghatasthapana can be done in Abhijit Muhurt from 11:55 am to 12:50 noon in Abhijit Muhurt.
Importance of worshiping Goddess in Gupta Navratri
According to Hindu belief, in Chaitra and Ashwin Navratri, where there is a law of worshiping 09 holy forms of Shakti, On the other hand, 10 divine forms of Goddess Durga ie Maa Kali, Maa Tara, Maa Tripura Sundari, Maa Bhuvaneshwari, Maa Chinnamasta, Maa Tripura Bhairavi, Maa Dhumavati, Maa Baglamukhi, Maa Matangi and Maa Kamla are worshiped in Gupta Navratri.
The importance of worship of all these 10 Mahavidyas has been told in the worship of Shakti. It is believed that on secretly worshiping these goddesses during Gupta Navratri, the biggest wishes of the seeker are fulfilled in the blink of an eye.
How to worship Ashadh Gupta Navratri
In order to worship the Goddess on the Gupta Navratri of Ashadh month, the seeker should get up before sunrise. After this, being pure in body and mind, place the idol or picture of the Goddess on a post in a holy place at an auspicious time by spreading a red cloth and sanctifying it with Ganges water.
Before starting the worship of the Goddess according to the rules and regulations, sow barley seeds in an earthen pot and keep sprinkling the proper amount of water throughout the Navratri. After this, set up the urn for the worship of the mother and recite Durga Saptashati and chant her mantras with full devotion and faith by lighting unbroken light.