Navratri 2020 : Every year Indian celebrate Durga Puja with great joy and happiness. People loves to celebrate Navratri 2020.
Navratri 2020, Navratri dates, 2020 durga puja, Why is navratri celebrated, When is Navratri : Navratri, celebrated in September / October according to the Gregorian calendar, is called Sharadiya Navratri. It begins after New Moon Day (Amavasya).
Usually, the Devi Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin, Mahalaya begins immediately after Amavasya. However, Sharadiya Navratri 2020 has been delayed as a result of Adhik Maas (leap month) in Ashwin.
Interestingly, this coincidence has occurred after about 160 years. So when will Navaratri 2020 begin? Read to know the date of Sharadiya Navratri 2020 and other important details.
Why is navratri celebrated ?
The festival depicts the victory of the goddess over the devil, a wild bull named Mahishasura, which caused far reaching. In this manner, she is called Mahishasuramardini, which means the settlement of Mahishasura.
Navaratri is celebrated in North India as Durga Puja as well as Dussehra or Vijayadashami, the festival of Sri Rama’s victory over Ravana on Dashami.
These days Ramlila is performed in North India. But states like West Bengal, Tripura have a different approach.
Actually here too this festival is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. It is believed that it is because of killing the demon Mahishasura that it is celebrated as Vijayadashami.
Navaratri is dedicated to the Goddess who is an image of female force or quality. During this nine-day festival, Navadurga (nine types of Durga) is worshiped.
The festival begins with Ghatasthapana or Kalash Sthapana (a sacred vessel). Maa Durga Devotees observed Navratri Fast Four times a year.
Devotees fast during the nine days, spending the day to recite the Devi Mahatmayam and other sacred mantras dedicated to the Goddess.
In the evening, after the aarti, people participate in Dandiya and Garbha, a traditional folk dance performed collectively by the people.
Of the four Navratris – Magha (winter season), Chaitra (spring), Ashadh (rainy season) and Sharad (autumn) – the last is the most important.
Sharad or Sharadiya Navratri is started in September / October as indicated by the Gregorian schedule.
Goddess Paksha begins after Amavasya Tithi (Amavasya) in Ashwin month and ends on Navami on a promising day before Dussehra.
When is Navratri 2020 ?
navratri date is mentioned below just check all the given information that we mentioned below.
|Date||Tithi||Navdurga form/ important rituals|
|October 17||Pratipada||Ghatasthapana and Shailputri Puja|
|October 18||Dwitiya||Brahmacharini Puja|
|October 19||Tritiya||Chandraghanta Puja|
|October 20||Chaturthi||Kushmanda Puja|
|October 21||Panchami||Skandamata Puja|
|October 22||Sashti||Katyayani Puja|
|October 23||Saptami||Kalaratri Puja|
|October 24||Ashtami||Maha Gauri Puja|
|October 25||Navami||Siddhidhatri Puja/ Navratri Parana|
|October 26||Dashami||Durga Visarjan|
Importance of Ghatasthapana
Ghatasthapana is one of the important rituals during Navratri. It marks the beginning of the nine-day festival. In our scriptures, the rules and guidelines for performing Ghatasthapana during a certain period at the beginning of Navratri are well defined.
Ghatasthapana is the call of Goddess Shakti and Goddess Durga can also be angry if it is set at the wrong time. It is prohibited to perform Ghatasthapana Amavasya and at night.
If you want to do installation with mantras then you can do it methodically with the help of an experienced astrologer.
Time For Ghatasthapana
The best time to do Ghatasthapana is morning on Pratipada. If this time is not available due to some reasons then Ghatasthapana can be done during Abhijeet Muhurta.
During Ghatasthapana it is advised to avoid Nakshatra Chitra and Validriti Yoga, but they are not prohibited. The most important factor to consider is that Ghatasthapana is done before noon in Hindu tradition whereas Pratipada is prevalent.
Puja material for Navratri 2020 Ghatasthapana
A wide clay pot for sowing seven kinds of grains
Clean soil for planting grain
Seven kinds of cereal seeds
Small clay urn
Holy Ganges water
Coin to put in urn
5 leaves of Ashoka or Mango tree
Lid for covering the urn
Raw whole rice means
Ways Of Ghatasthapana For Navratri 2020
First, clean the earthen pot and place seven types of grains in it.
Now fill water in the Kalash and tie Kalawa on its neck and place it on top of the earthen pot.
Now tie the Kalash on the neck of the Kalash and fill the neck with holy water i.e. Ganges water.
Add betel nut, perfume, durva grass, akshat and coin in the water.
Cover the 5 Ashoka leaves with the lid from the side of the urn.
Now take coconut without it and wrap it inside a red cloth.
Tie the coconut and red cloth with sacred thread.
Now place the coconut on top of the urn.
Finally install the urn in the middle of the earthen pot.
Now we have the Kalash which is ready to invoke Goddess Durga.