Panchami, Shashthi, Ashtami and Navami have special significance after Ghatasthapana in the nine days of Navratri. On the day of Panchami, one of the nine forms of Devi is the fast of Shri Lalitha Devi i.e. Mahatripurasundari. Shukla Ashtami and Navami are these great dates. On these dates, Chandholm. Navmeepar surrenders sacrifice with Chandiholm.
Lalithapujan, the Panchmipar of Navratri
During the period of Navaratri, the smells of power are employed in greater quantity in the date of Panchami. The odor of this odor of power is known as ‘Lalita’. This is the reason why Panchami, which comes during the period of Navratri, is called ‘Lalithapanchami’. By worshiping Goddess on Panchami, these odorous colors present in the universe are drawn towards the place of worship. Due to the function of these deodorants, purification of the puja of the worshiper is done.
Importance of Navratri Shashti Tithi
On the day of Shashthi, special worship of the Goddess is done and the goddess is also worshiped. During this period, devotees do Jagran overnight, which is also called Jagrata in North India. It is a part of the worship of the Goddess. In which the Bhajan-kirtan related to the Goddess is performed. Similarly, some people in Maharashtra sing songs of ‘Vaghya-Murli’ and hymns of Sant Eknathji popularly known as Bharud. This awakening is called ‘Gondha’ in Maharashtra. Special people are called to sing hymns praising the Goddess. Goddess is worshiped. Special lamps are made by wrapping clothes on wood. Such a lamp is called ‘Divinity’. We lit these lamps by worshiping them. Sing songs with special percussion.
The classical basis for awakening in Navratri
Awakening, it is related to the manifestation of the working energy of the Goddess. During the period of Navaratri at night, the element of Shri Durgadevi gives strength to the person to work through the power of desire, action and knowledge on the power of this work. By awakening, because of fasting, a person who has become sattvik is able to easily take the elements of desire, action and knowledge of Shri Durgadevi working in the environment at these three levels. As a result there is also awakening of the existing Kundalini’s chakras in his body. This awakening helps him to move forward on the spiritual path. This is the reason, the scriptures have stated the importance of fasting and awakening during the Navratri period.
The special ritual of worshiping on the day of Shashthi in Durgapujan in Bengal
Sharadiya Durga Puja is celebrated ten days in Bengal. In the evening of Pratipada, Shri Durgadevi is invoked and establishes them in a vine tree. This is called ‘domicile of Shri Durgadevi’ or ‘small cats’. On the sixth day, that is, on Shashthi, they worship him in a vine tree. In this worship, various types of fruits, flowers, letters and grains are offered to the Goddess. In this worship, the flowers of the vine are specially used. This worship is called ‘big cats’. It is believed that mother Durga dwells in the vine tree from the first day of Navaratri, that is, in this period, the power of attraction remains stored in the tree of the vine. Special worship and rituals are performed on the day of Shashthi.
Worshiping the ‘Kalratri’ form of the Goddess on the seventh day of Navratri
On the day of Saptami, those who destroy the demons, demons, ghosts etc. of the Goddess worship the form called ‘Kalratri’.
In Bengal, bringing water in five kalas from Saptmipar river or any reservoir of Durgapuja, the Ghatasthanas are done for Shri Ganesh, Shri Mahalakshmi, Kartikeya, Saraswati Devi and Durgadevi. The notable part here is that, from this day onwards, the banana pedco / stem is worn with a yellow sari with the idol of Shri Ganesh and worship him as a symbol of Shri Ganesh’s power.
There is the importance of performing many rituals of the Goddess on Durgashtami. Therefore it is also called ‘Mahashtami’. In the period between the dates of Ashtami and Navami i.e. the completion of Ashtami Tithi and the time between the beginning of Navami Tithi, Goddess Shakti Dharana / Shakti holds power. That is why, at this time, we do special worship of the form ‘Chamunda’ of Shri Durga, which is called ‘Sandhipujan’.
On the day of Mahashtami, there is a stunning arrival of Sarasvatittattva in the universe with the idea of BJP. This is called the ‘time period of Saraswati element’. During this period, the form of Shakti is transmitted with intelligent brilliance. These are asterisks of power. During this period, the touch of Saraswati’s Tarakanas awakens the soul’s self-power and transforms it into wisdom. Therefore, the worshiper experiences bliss.