Perhaps the most favorable Hindu celebration, Navratri is praised with extraordinary commitment and energy. ‘Navratri’, signifying ‘nine propitious evenings’, is a devout celebration which is commended to respect Goddess Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi. Individuals quickly perform profound ceremonies and supplicate with incredible dedication during these nine propitious days.
As these are devout days, know the specific ceremonies and customs that ought to be trailed by the individuals who follow Navratri.
To perform Navratri (Pooja Vidhi), you require these things:
Image or Idol of Goddess Durga
A red dupatta to offer the divinity. Individuals likewise offer saree to the Goddess.
Hindu holy book: Durga Saptashati
Roli, which is likewise alluded to as red holy red powder utilized for tilak
Ganga water in kalash (important). In the event that you don’t have Ganga water, take plain water
New mango leaves. Use them in the wake of washing
Supari (Areca nuts)
Paan (Betel leaves)
New blossoms to offer the god
New natural products
A few desserts like ‘ladoo’
Moli, which is red holy string
Presently to play out the custom, you need to rise and shine promptly toward the beginning of the day. Get new and in the wake of scrubbing down, wear clean garments. Early morning is the ideal opportunity to perform Navratri Pooja. Sprinkle ‘Gangajal’ in your home to make it devout. Light the ‘Akhand Jyoti’. All individuals who light ‘Akhand jyoti’ should remember that after this, they shouldn’t leave their home empty. One individual ought to be available in the house. ‘Akhand Jyoti ‘ought to be kept at the left half of the divinity and on the right side, keep some incense sticks. Play out every one of the ceremonies with incredible dedication. Before you start your supplications, blow the ‘shankh’ or you can likewise ring the ringer.
On different plates,spread all the items and make it ready. Set up an altar and spread the red cloth on it, place the idol on it or the picture of Maa Durga. Next to it, keep the clay pot with soil and shower some pure water on it. Put some barley seeds on it. The Kalash Sthapna is the most important part and following the panchang, it should be done at the right time.
It all starts with,
After ‘Akhand Jyoti’, presently you ought to perform ‘Kalash Sthapna’ custom. Keep the Kalash loaded up with water or Ganga water close to the divinity and put some mango leaves in the kalash. In the wake of putting leaves, place coconut in it. Coconut ought to be enclosed by the red fabric and tie moli (red consecrated string) around it.
In the wake of putting kalash and coconut, offer divinity sandalwood powder followed by new grass. Presently, offer saree or red dupatta to the Goddess and spot some new blossoms. Offer ‘paan’ leaf with 1 clove on it and the individuals who are hitched should offer two ‘paan’ leaves. Light incense sticks and start your petition. Serenade this mantra:
“Om aing hreeng kleeng chamundaye vichche namaha”
In case you are performing ‘havan’, serenade this mantra and give ‘aahuti’ multiple times.
Finally, offer ‘prasad’ that you have kept as desserts. In the wake of conveying prasad, sing “Kshama Prarthana ”. Allude to the 13 th section of the sacrosanct book ‘Durga Saptashati’. The mantra goes this way…
Gracious extraordinary goddess, I submit a great many offenses regularly, So if it’s not too much trouble, think of me as your slave, “this is my worker” — having thought this, kindly excuse every one of my slip-ups.
Avahanam na janami, na janami visarjana,
Poojam chaiva na janami, kshamyatham Parameshwari. || 2 ||
I don’t know how to conjure you, nor do I realize how to send you away, I don’t have the foggiest idea about the finishing up ceremonies, I likewise don’t have a clue how to venerate you nor to supplicate. O Goddess! If it’s not too much trouble, pardon me!.
I do not have the forces of mantra (drones), kriya (deeds towards the god), and dedication. O Goddess! (And still, after all that). Thus, whatever love I do, if it’s not too much trouble, make it complete, acknowledge every one of my endeavors to ask your wonder.
Aaparadha satham kruthwa jagadambe thi cho ucharath,
Yaam gathim samvapnothe na thaam brahmadaya sura. || 4 ||
In the event that one calls you, “Mother of the universe” and submits hundred errors, still you care for his salvation. Having done many offenses, that being said on the off chance that somebody takes Your name ‘Jagadamba’, you care for his salvation and this can’t be coordinated by Brahma or demi-divine beings.
Saparadhosmi saranam prathasthvam jagadambike,
Idhanee manu kampyoham Yadecchasi tatha kuru., || 5 ||
Goodness mother of the universe, I am brimming with offenses and taking Your asylum. I have submitted a few missteps. I look for your asylum, O Jagadambika! Determine my destiny as indicated by Your desires.
O Divine Mother, Who satisfies our desires. Goodness Goddess of affection, Oh mother of the world, Oh wellspring of interminable joy, kindly acknowledge my love and contributions with joy. O Goddess! If it’s not too much trouble, be glad for me.
Siddhir bhavatu me devi thwat prasadath sureshwari. || 8 ||
Gracious Goddess! you have the most mystery information. Acknowledge the reciting done by me. O Goddess! make me incredible, may I become amazing by your caring shower, through your effortlessness, Oh Goddess of the devas.
Maa Durga is an expanse of kindness, supplicating her to excuse every one of your slip-ups. Recount Durga Saptashati Kshama Prarthana to ask Maa Durga to dispose of any missteps and look for leniency from Goddess Durga Maa. Presently finish up the Puja and petition God for bliss, thrivin.
Next part is the invocation of the Navratri Puja. In this you have to invoke all the sacred rivers in the Ghat and tell them to purify the place, the Ghat, for the next nine days during the puja. You have to recall all the gods to be installed in the place of worship. Light the incense sticks, and oil lamps. Right after that worshipping with the five materials i.e flower, incense sticks, camphor, scent, and sweet dish. A popular belief is observed that Durga Maa visits in the form of a little girl child on the eighth or ninth day of Navratri.
Gayatri Mantra in Navratri
ॐ कात्यायन्यै विद्महे, कन्याकुमार्ये च धीमहि, तन्नो दुर्गा प्रचोदयात् ।।
ॐ महादेव्यै विद्महे दुर्गायै धीमहि तन्नो देवी प्रचोदयात् ।।
These mantras have the power to take away one’s fear. Goddess Durga protects her devotees and worshippers and those who listen to the story, worship her in those nine days are exceptionally blessed with peace, wealth and happiness.She destroys all the negativities from everyone’s life and blesses with her mother’s care.
Navratri puja is believed to bring prosperity and wealth. Ma Durga blesses the family with health, wealth, success and peace. It is highly beneficial and significant with full devotion every year. Now concluding , pray for happiness, blessings for your family and friends on those nine auspicious nights of Navratri Utsav.