Durga Visarjan 2021: Know the Significance of Sindoor Khela on this Day!

The pious occasion of Navratri comes to an end with the event of Visarajan. Once the Durga Visarjan is over, many people complete the Paarna of the Navratri fast. Post this only, the festival of Navratri is celebrated. It has been said about this day that Lord Rama killed Ravana on this very day and Maa Durga also slayed the demon Mahishashur on this day itself. 

With this article of ours on Durga Visarjan, we would let you know about the Shubh Muhurat for Durga Visarjan. Additionally, we will also provide the details about the day’s significance and the rites and rituals to follow on this day. 

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Durga Visarjan 2021

Date : 15 October, 2021

Day : Friday

Durga Visarjan Muhurat : From 06:21:33 till 08:39:39

Duration : 2 hours 18 minutes

Shubh Muhurat for Durga Visarjan 

It should always be kept in mind that Durga Visarjan should never be commenced on Navami Tithi. The 9 days of Navratri are dedicated to different incarnations of Maa Durga. In the same order, the ninth day is dedicated to Goddess Siddhidatri, the ninth and the last form of Maa Durga. Although many people perform the Durga Visarjan on this day, due to which the worship of the Maa Durga remains incomplete during Navratri. Therefore, the idol of Maa Durga should always be immersed(the actual act of Durga Visarjan) on the tenth day i.e. on the day of Dussehra.

Apart from this, it should also kept in mind that Durga Visarajan gets commenced early in the morning or in the afternoon after the Tithi of Vijay Dashami, that is why it is considered auspicious to immerse the idol of Maa Durga in the morning or in the afternoon as much as possible. Although in many places, the idol of Maa Durga is immersed in the morning itself, if Shravan Nakshatra and Dashami Tithi are being formed simultaneously in the afternoon, then this time is the best time for Durga Visarajan.

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Durga Visarjan Vidhi

Before moving forward, we should also let you know the correct Puja Vidhi for Durga Visarjan which can help you earn the blessings of Maa Durga. 

  • On the day of Dashami, wake up early in the morning and wear clean clothes after taking a bath etc.
  • After this, take a flower and some rice grains during an auspicious time and take an oath.
  • Before starting with the Visarjan, you must duly worship Maa Durga and perform her Aarti.
  • After this, present the coconut kept on the urn/Kalash as prasad to all the people present in the house. After this, sprinkle the holy water of the Kalash all over the house and give it to all the members of the house to take it as Prasad.
  • After this, you can keep the coins kept in the Kalash in your piggy bank or the place where you keep money. It is believed that doing this brings prosperity in the household and there is never any shortage of food grains.
  • After this, distribute the betel nut kept at the place of worship to the people of the household as Prasad.
  • After this, put the throne of Mata’s post back in its place in the temple of the house.
  • The items of adornment like Saree and jewellery offered to the Goddess can be given to a woman.
  • After this, keep the idol of Lord Ganesha back in the temple of the house.
  • Distribute sweets and Bhog as prasad to the people.
  • After this, put the rice kept on the Chowki and the lid of the pot open to the birds.
  • After this, bow down in front of the picture or statue of Maa Durga, take the barley sown in the urn and all the other Puja items and ask the Goddess for forgiveness of any mistake made inadvertently during the worship and invite her to come next year. Post this, respectfully immerse the mother in a river or pond. If you immerse the idol in your house, then adopt the same method in this case as well.
  • After the immersion is done, donate coconut, and clothes of the chowki to a Brahmin.

Navratri ends with Durga Visarjan. For nine days people worship the same Durga idol with full devotion and then the same idol is immersed in water. Such an act of courage is found only in Sanatan Dharma only, because Sanatan Dharma believes that form is only the beginning and perfection is always formless. Now let’s go ahead and know the Mantras to keep in mind, which must also be included in the Havan before the Visarjan.

Mantras to Recite Before Durga Visarjan 

oṃ aiṃ hrīṃ klīṃ cāmuṃḍāyai vicce svāhā।। 

ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुंडायै विच्चे स्वाहा।। 

  • Goddess Shailputri Mantra

oṃ hrīṃ śivāyai nama: svāhā।।

ॐ ह्रीं शिवायै नम: स्वाहा।।

  • Maa Brahmacharini Mantra

oṃ hrīṃ śrī ambikāyai nama: svāhā

ॐ ह्रीं श्री अम्बिकायै नम: स्वाहा

  • Maa Chandraghanta Mantra

oṃ aiṃ śrīṃ śaktayai nama: svāhā।।

ॐ ऐं श्रीं शक्तयै नम: स्वाहा।।

  • Maa Kushmanda Mantra

oṃ aiṃ hrī devyai nama: svāhā।। 

ॐ ऐं ह्री देव्यै नम: स्वाहा।। 

  • Maa Skandamata Mantra

oṃ hrīṃ klīṃ svaminyai nama: svāhā।। 

ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं स्वमिन्यै नम: स्वाहा।। 

  • Maa Katyayani Mantra 

oṃ klīṃ śrī trinetrāyai nama: svāhā।।

ॐ क्लीं श्री त्रिनेत्रायै नम: स्वाहा।।

  • Maa Kalratri Mantra

oṃ klīṃ aiṃ śrī kālikāyai nama: svāhā।।

ॐ क्लीं ऐं श्री कालिकायै नम: स्वाहा।।

  • Maa Maha Gauri Mantra

oṃ śrī klīṃ hrīṃ varadāyai nama: svāhā।।

ॐ श्री क्लीं ह्रीं वरदायै नम: स्वाहा।।

  • Maa Siddhidatri Mantra

oṃ hrīṃ klīṃ aiṃ siddhaye nama: svāhā।

ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं सिद्धये नम: स्वाहा।

Maa Durga’s Vehicle in 2021 

In this segment of our blog, we will let you know about the modes of conveyance of Goddess Durga this year. This year, Navratri started on Thursday, October 7, 2021 and will end on Friday, October 15, 2021.

According to Hindu scriptures and beliefs, different vehicles of Maa Durga have their own importance on Navratri every year. It is mentioned in the scriptures that when Maa Durga comes riding on a Doli or palanquin, political upheaval starts to surround the country. This situation can be seen not only in India but all over the world. Apart from this, when Maa Durga arrives on a Doli, it can be a sign of an upcoming natural calamity. The possibility of the further spread of the pandemic increases and the number of people getting sick may also increase. The arrival of the mother on a Doli is not considered a very auspicious sign, but it does not have any effect on those who worship Goddess Durga with a sincere heart. Worshiping Maa Durga during Navratri always ensures her blessings upon her devotees.

dinaśaśi sūrya gajaruḍhā śanibhaumai turaṃgame।

gurauśukreca dolāyāṃ budhe naukāprakīrtitā॥

gajeśa jaladā devī kṣatrabhaṃga turaṃgame।

naukāyāṃ kāryasiddhisyāt dolāyoṃ maraṇadhuravam॥

दिनशशि सूर्य गजरुढा शनिभौमै तुरंगमे।
गुरौशुक्रेच दोलायां बुधे नौकाप्रकीर्तिता॥
गजेश जलदा देवी क्षत्रभंग तुरंगमे।
नौकायां कार्यसिद्धिस्यात् दोलायों मरणधु्रवम्॥

On Sunday and Monday Maa Bhagwati comes on an elephant. She rides on a horse on Saturdays and Tuesdays. On Thursday and Friday, she rides a Doli and on Wednesday she comes on a boat.

If Maa Durga comes on an elephant, it brings good rain. If she comes on a horse, then there arises a war between the kings. Her arrival on a boat brings success in all the tasks and if the mother arrives on a Doli, then in this situation, many people die due to many reasons.

śaśi sūrya dine yadi sā vijayā mahiṣāgamane ruja śokakarā,

śani bhaumadine yadi sā vijayā caraṇāyudha yāni karī vikalā।

budhaśukra dine yadi sā vijayā gajavāhana gā śubha vṛṣṭikarā,

surarājagurau yadi sā vijayā naravāhana gā śubha saukhya karā॥

शशि सूर्य दिने यदि सा विजया महिषागमने रुज शोककरा,
शनि भौमदिने यदि सा विजया चरणायुध यानि करी विकला।
बुधशुक्र दिने यदि सा विजया गजवाहन गा शुभ वृष्टिकरा,
सुरराजगुरौ यदि सा विजया नरवाहन गा शुभ सौख्य करा॥

Maa Durga rides on Mahisha (Buffalo) on Sunday and Monday, which increases the risk of disease and grief in the country. On Saturday and Tuesday she rides on Charanayudha, which increases the chances of rainfall. On Thursday, Maa Bhagwati goes on a human ride, which increases the chances of happiness and good fortune.

The day of Durga Visarjan in a week is seen as the homecoming of Durga Mata. In such a situation, if Maa Durga returns on Wednesday and Friday, it is believed that she lives on an elephant. The return of Goddess Durga on an elephant is considered auspicious and this year, as the Goddess is leaving on Friday, it can be believed that the time will be favorable for the farmers in the coming year. There will be plenty of good rains for bumper harvesting and it will bring happiness, peace, and prosperity to everyone.

Significance of Sindoor Khela on Dashami

Different traditions have been followed for years on the day of Durga Visarjan, which have not lost their relevance even today. One of these traditions is the tradition of Sindoor Khela. During this event, married women pour vermilion on each other and pray for the long life of their spouse and the blessings of Goddess Durga in their lives. Apart from this, on this day women congratulate each other by applying vermilion and wish for tons of good luck for one another.

The tradition of Sindoor Khela is an important event for Bengali culture and society. It is believed that Maa Durga comes to her maternal home once a year and stays here for 10 days and this occasion is celebrated as Durga Puja. Apart from this, it is said that this tradition of Sindoor Khela has origins mainly in West Bengal and parts of Bangladesh and dates back to about 450 years ago. In such a situation, it is believed that applying vermilion upon one another can bring good luck and prosperity. 

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Durga Visarjan: Religious Significance

Water, as per the Hindu Puarnas or mythologies is symbolised with Lord Brahma. Water is considered as the beginning, middle, and end of the universe. Perhaps this is the reason why Tridevs (the three lords Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh) also reside in water, that is why water is also used for sanctification in any worship. According to mythological beliefs, the reason behind immersing the idols of Gods and Goddesses in water is that, even though the idols of Gods and Goddesses dissolve in water, their souls directly get conjoined with the supreme one. Due to this importance and belief, idols of Mother Durga are immersed in Durga Visarjan and idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed in Ganesh Visarjan.

Vijay Dashami After Durga Visarjan

Most natives break their fast after the immersion of Durga idol. After this i.e. after Durga Visarjan, the holy festival of Dussehra begins, which is celebrated with great pomp and show all over India. It is said that Lord Rama killed the arrogant Ravana on his own day itself. Also it is the same day on which Maa Durga killed Mahishasura as well. The worship of Shami tree on the day of Vijayadashami has been given special importance.

Special Rules of Durga Visarjan to Keep in Mind

  • Never perform the Durga Visarjan on the day of Navami Tithi.
  • Note the special Muhurat for Durga immersion and immerse the idol of Maa Durga only in accordance with the auspicious time.
  • Avoid wearing black colored clothes on the day of Durga Visarjan.
  • Apart from this, food items, makeup items, and other things are immersed with the idol of Maa Durga during Durga Visarjan. Beliefs state that so as to make Maa Durga’s journey to Dev Lok peaceful and satisfactory, all of the necessary items are included with her.

Interpretation of Dreams: Seeing Maa Durga’s Various Forms in Dreams During Navratri

Goddess Durga

If you see Goddess Durga in your dream during Navratri, then it is considered very auspicious. If you see the Goddess smiling in red coloured clothes during the Navratri, then there is an indication of something positive happening in your life. It can prove to be auspicious with regards to various fields of ​​your life. Unmarried people can hear wedding bells. On the other hand, married people can get the happiness of a child. Apart from this, people who are unemployed or looking for a job can also get good news in this context.

On the other hand, if you see Maa Durga in a dream in which her lion is roaring, then this can indicate problems. In such a situation, you are advised to appease Goddess Durga by worshiping her so that your problems can come to an end.

Mata Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi also occupies a special place when it comes to the dream sequence in Navratri. If you see Goddess Lakshmi in your dream during Navratri, then it is considered to be a symbol of happiness and prosperity. It is said that seeing Goddess Lakshmi can be a sign of financial prosperity. Not only this, it is also a profitable sign for business persons.

Mata Bhagwati

According to the interpretation of dreams, if you see Goddess Bhagwati riding on a lion in your dream, then good news is awaiting you. It means that the bad times going on in your life are coming to an end now and you will see the face of happiness and prosperity.

On the contrary, if you only see a lion or a tiger roaring at you in your dream, then it is not considered auspicious at all. In such a situation, reciting the Durga Chalisa or Durga Saptashati can prove to be fruitful because lions and tigers are considered to be the vehicles of Goddess Durga and they being angry is certainly not a good sign. 

Mata Parvati

It is also considered very auspicious to see Maa Parvati in a dream during the nine days of Navratri. Beliefs and scriptures consider this to be an indication of success. Apart from this, if you are associated with the field of education or business, then your chances of getting progress in this field also increases to a great extent.

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