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Know about The auspiciousness of Chaitra Navami

Know about The auspiciousness of Chaitra Navami

Chaitra Navami is an auspicious festival that is celebrated fervently. This year it is super auspicious. The Navaratri ends on Rama Navami.

This nine-night long festival starts on the first day of the Hindu lunar calendar. The day is considered one of the most auspicious days.

Rama Navami is on the ninth day of the festival. It is celebrated in many areas. It is the birthday of Lord Rama. This is the reason why Chaitra Navratri is also called Rama Navaratri.

This year, the nine day festival also has a special celebration every day.

Each day has a celebration like: Ghatasthapana (First day), Sindhara Dooj (Second day), Gauri Teej (Third day), Vinayaka Chauth (Fourth day), Naag puja and Lakshmi Panchami (Fifth day), Yamuna Chhath (Sixth day), Kalratri puja (Seventh day), Sandhi puja and Annapurna ashtami (Eight day), and Ram Navami (Ninth day).

The rituals and customs for both Sharad Navratri are and Chaitra Navami are pretty much the same same. Ghatasthapana Muhurta is the pivotal ritual during Chaitra Navratri.

Ghatasthapana denotes beginning of nine-day long festivity. This makes it a very sacred day. It is the ritual to invoke goddess Shakti.

An important aspect of the ritual is that throughout all the nine auspicious days of Chaitra Navratri, the nine goddesses must be invoked only during sunrise. That is the time that is considered auspicious Muhurta.

It is advised not to do this during afternoon, night or any time beyond sixteen Ghatis after sunrise.

During this festival, the panchopachara Puja is performed. It is done with five crucial items like Diya, Dhoopbatti, flowers, iItr (scent), and sweets.

An earthen lamp with ghee earthen is lit in front of the Kalash. Then dhoop sticks are lit and offered to the Kalash.

Fresh flowers are poured onto the kalash. The last step is to place the sweets in front of the Kalash.

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