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Chaitra Navratri 2023: Chaitra Navratri 2023 is one of the holy festivals of Navratri which is dedicated to Maa Durga and on this day Maa Durga arrives on a boat and the different incarnations of Maa Durga are worshiped with many rituals. But do you know, Panchak will also begin with this Chaitra Navratri 2023 and with this it has begun quite necessary to know when and how we should worship Maa Durga to avoid the negative impact. Today in this blog by AstroSage, we will discuss the significance of Chaitra Navratri 2023, Panchak, when it will start, its rituals and ways to please Maa Durga and bring happiness and prosperity in your life. Also, we will discuss the auspicious time of Chaitra Navratri, Ghatasthapana, and the nine days of Chaitra Navratri 2023. So, without a further ado let’s begin and read this informative blog.
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Panchak Begins With Chaitra Navratri: Maa Durga Should Be Worshiped Or Not?
In Hinduism, every Navratri has a unique significance. The Navratri that occurs in the month of Chaitra is known as Chaitra Navratri according to the Panchang. It is believed that Maa Durga bestows her blessings on the devotees who observe fast on Chaitra Navratri in accordance with their religious beliefs, and she removes all their sorrows and pains. This year, Navratri begins with Panchak, which implies that Panchak will be observed alongside Navratri i.e on 21st March, 2023 and Navratri will begin from the next day i.e 22nd March, 2023.
If we talk about Panchak, according to astrology, it occurs when the Moon is in Aquarius or Pisces and it is the period which lasts for 5 days. During Panchak, no religious or auspicious work is performed. In such a case, many of the people are in dilemma whether worshiping Maa Durga during this period will produce positive or negative outcomes. AstroSage is here to give you the right advice. It is mentioned in our scriptures that Navratri is the most auspicious occasion that even the Panchak period cannot ruin it. Devotees can go ahead with their worship of Maa Durga as they will not face any hindrances during this period because Maa Durga is coming on a boat and this form of Maa Durga is considered quite auspicious, by worshiping her, all the desires and wishes of devotees are fulfilled.
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Chaitra Navratri 2023 Significance Date And Time
According to the Hindu calendar, Chaitra Navratri is observed during the Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra month. The first day of Chaitra Navratri 2023 is March 22nd, and the ninth day is March 30th, which is observed as Rama Navami. Throughout the nine days of Chaitra Navratri, Goddess Durga and her nine incarnations are worshiped.
During the nine days of Navratri, Goddess Durga is said to dwell on Earth among her devotees. Normally, the goddess rides a lion, but during Navratri, she rides a different vehicle that foretells upcoming events. As mentioned above, this year, Maa Durga will arrive on a boat which will be quite beneficial for the people. Devotees fast and worship for nine days to Goddess Durga, seeking her blessings in the form of protection from evil. The day also symbolizes the start of a new year and is observed as such in many states. Find out the following dates for Navratri in March 2023:
|Navratri Day||Date||Day||Form Of Goddess To Be Worshiped|
|Navratri Day 1(Pratipada)||22nd March, 2023||Wednesday||Goddess Shailputri|
|Navratri Day 2(Dwitiya)||23rd March, 2023||Thursday||Goddess Brahamacharini|
|Navratri Day 3(Tritiya)||24th March, 2023||Friday||Goddess Chandraghanta|
|Navratri Day 4(Chaturthi)||25th March, 2023||Saturday||Goddess Kushmanda|
|Navratri Day 5(Panchami)||26th March, 2023||Sunday||Goddess Skandamata|
|Navratri Day 6(Shashthi)||27th March, 2023||Monday||Goddess Katyayani|
|Navratri Day 7(Saptami)||28th March, 2023||Tuesday||Goddess Kalaratri|
|Navratri Day 8(Ashtami)||29th March, 2023||Wednesday||GoddessMahagauri|
|Navratri Day 9(Navami)||30th March, 2023||Thursday||GoddessSiddhidatri|
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Chaitra Navratri 2023 Puja Rituals
For nine days during Chaitra Navratri, people fast and offer prayers to various forms of Goddess Durga. The auspicious time For Ghatasthapana is on 22nd March, 2023 from 6:23 am to 7:32 am.
Ghatasthapana is an important ritual performed during the Navratri Puja and it is performed on Pratipada, the first day of Navaratri, to kick off the nine-day celebrations. Ghatasthapana is also an invocation of Goddess Durga, also known as Kalash Sthapana. Kalash is set up on the first day of Chaitra Navratri and is regarded as extremely auspicious. A vessel (Kalash) decorated with five types of leaves and lumps of turmeric, betel nut, Durvas, and so on is put in a place of worship in the house, along with an idol of Goddess Durga. In front of the Kalash and idol, a lamp (Diya) is lit, which glows for nine days. For nine days, people devote their lives to Maa Durga.
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