Chaitra Navratri 2023: According to the Hindu calendar, Navratri comes four times a year. In this, the first Navratri is the Navratri of Chaitra Navratri. The Hindu New Year begins on the first day of Chaitra Navratri. This year Chaitra Navratri is starting from 22nd March, Wednesday, which will continue till 30th March, Thursday. This time the coincidence of the transformation of four planets will be seen on Navratri. Such a coincidence is happening after 110 years. Due to this rare coincidence, this festival of worship of Mother Shakti has become even more special.
Saturn and Jupiter will be in their own signs during Navratri. Saturn will be present in Aquarius and Jupiter in Pisces. Apart from this, there will also be 4 important planetary transits. Apart from this, this year Navratri will be of full 9 days. That means there is no change or change in the dates of Navratri. It is considered very auspicious to have full 9 days of Navratri.
Know Ghat Sthapana, auspicious time and method of worship on Chaitra Navratri.
Pratipada Tithi will take place at 11:04 in the night of March 21, so Navratri will start with the sunrise on March 22 with the establishment of the Kalash.
This year the arrival of mother is on a boat, which is called happiness-prosperity factor. It is believed that on this day Lord Brahma created the earth. So it becomes even more important.
Establishing the Kalash and worship
Kalash is considered as the form of Lord Vishnu. Kalash is worshiped before the worship of Goddess Durga. Before establishing the Kalash at the place of worship, that place is cleaned with Gangajal, then all the Gods and Goddesses are invited.
On Ashwin Shukla Pratipada Tithi, take a bath early in the morning and take a vow of worship and fasting. After this, decorate the place of worship and keep a post where the urn is filled with water. Then wrap kalava on the kalash. After this apply mango or Ashoka leaves on the mouth of the Kalash. After this wrap the coconut in a red chunri and place it on the urn. After this, invoke Maa Durga by lighting incense, lamps and worship Maa Durga according to the scriptures. After the installation of the Kalash, Ganesh ji and Maa Durga perform aarti, after which the nine-day fast begins.
Mother Shailputri is worshiped on the first day of Navratri. So know the worship method, mantra, prayer and praise.
There is a ritual of worshiping Maa Shailputri on the first day of Chaitra Navratri. According to religious beliefs, Mata Shailputri is considered the daughter of Parvatraj Himalaya. It has been told in the scriptures that sadhaks should establish Kalash in auspicious time and then worship Maa Durga. After doing this, worship Mata Shailputri with Vedic chanting. Offer cow’s ghee to Mother Shailputri at the time of worship. Along with this, also keep in mind that during the worship of Mata Shailputri, worshipers should wear only pink, red, queen or orange colored clothes.
Beej Mantra of Mata Shailputri
Om Goddess Shailputryai Namah.
माता शैलपुत्री का बीज मंत्र
ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः।।
Vande Vanchitlabhay Chandrardhakrit Shekharam. Vrisharudha Shuldharam Shailputri Yashaswinim.
वन्दे वाञ्छितलाभाय चन्द्रार्धकृतशेखराम्। वृषारूढां शूलधरां शैलपुत्रीं यशस्विनीम्।।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah
Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Shailputri Rupen Sansthita. Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
या देवी सर्वभूतेषु माँ शैलपुत्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः।।
Maa Shaliputri Stotra
First Durga Tvanhi Bhavsagar: Taranim.
Wealth Aishwarya Dayini Shailputri Pranamayyham.
Trilojanani tanhi parmanand pradiyaman.
Good luck patient Shailputri Pranamayyham.
Charachareshwari Twanhi Mahamoh Vinashini.
Mukti Bhukti Dayini Shailputri Pranamayyham.
मां शालिपुत्री स्तोत्र
प्रथम दुर्गा त्वंहि भवसागरः तारणीम्।
धन ऐश्वर्य दायिनी शैलपुत्री प्रणमाम्यहम्।।
त्रिलोजननी त्वंहि परमानन्द प्रदीयमान्।
सौभाग्यरोग्य दायिनी शैलपुत्री प्रणमाम्यहम्।।
चराचरेश्वरी त्वंहि महामोह विनाशिनीं।
मुक्ति भुक्ति दायिनीं शैलपुत्री प्रणमाम्यहम्।।