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All You need to know About Navratri 2022: Dates, time and Rituals [BONUS] Navratri’s Food Recommendation

All You need to know About Navratri 2022: Dates, time and Rituals [BONUS] Navratri’s Food Recommendation

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Chaitra Navratri 2022 is observed with tremendous devotion in India, and it also marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

Since these days are the most potent and favourable for worship, people all around the world practise religion during these times. Typically, people will touch the feet of young girls.

In Hinduism, Navratri 2022 is a very holy day.

Observing all of the rites and rituals linked with the entire nine-day Navratri festival brings prosperity and happiness to the believers.

According to Hindu tradition, the nine days of Navratri are the most auspicious of the year, and Hindus throughout the country observe the festival with great zeal and devotion. Devotees fast for nine days to gain self-control and investigate the spiritual realm.

The Maha Navratri 2022

This particular Navratri is also known as Shardiya Navratri and Maha Navratri. This year, the major celebration of Navratri will begin on September 26 and continue till October 5 (Wednesday).

Shardiya Navratri begins on Monday this year. This time, Goddess Durga will enter the world riding an elephant, which will be incredibly fortunate for everyone in a variety of ways.

Time and Muhrat: Navratri 2022

This year, the festival of Navratri will start on September 26 with Ghatasthapana and end on Oct 5, 2022, with Vijayadashmi and Durga Visarjan.

According to the Drikpanchang, the shubh muhurat as follows. 

Ashwin Navratri Monday, September 26, 2022

Pratipada date starts – September 26, 2022 at 03.23 am

Pratipada date ends – September 27, 03.08 am

Ghatasthapana Muhurta Starts on 26 September between 6.28 am to 8.01 am. 

Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes

Abhijit Muhurta Starts on 26 September from 11.54 am to 12.42 pm.

Know the Date and Day of Navratri 2022

Pratipada (Maa Shailputri): 26 September 2022

Dwitiya (Maa Brahmacharini): 27 September 2022

Tritiya (Maa Chandraghanta): 28 September 2022

Chaturthi (Maa Kushmanda): 29 September 2022

Panchami (Maa Skandmata): 30 September 2022

Shashthi (Maa Katyayani): 01 October 2022

Saptami (Maa Kalratri): 02nd October

Ashtami (Maa Mahagauri): 03 October 2022

Navami (Maa Siddhidatri): 04 October 2022

Dashami (Immersion of Maa Durga idol): 5, October 2022

Nine Forms of Goddess Durga at Navratri

Day 1: Prapada/Shalaputri

Pratipada adores the goddess Shailaputri. Shaila means mountain, whereas Putri means daughter. Also, Goddess Parvati is given a prominent position on this day, since she is the daughter of the Mountain God.

Day 2: Goddess Dwitiya/Brahmacharini

Dwitiya Brahmacharini is a manifestation of Durga Devi who calms anger. Consequently, bhakts celebrate this Goddess on the second day.

Day 3: Tritya/Chandraghanta

On Tritiya, devotees worship Chandraghanta. People assert that she possesses a third-eye vision and battles evil spirits. It is fortunate to offer her Jasmine blossoms in order to please her.

Day 4: Kushmanda/Chaturthi

On the fourth day, the goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. Her name translates to “cosmic egg,” because she provides everyone with warmth and life.

Day 5: Skandamata/Panchami

Panchami, the Goddess Skandamata, is Buddha’s monarch (the Mercury planet). She is revered because she is reputed to be tenacious and gentle.

Day 6: Katyayini and Shashti

According to tradition, Durga took on the form of Devi Katyayani on the sixth day, also known as Shashti, in order to defeat the Demon Lord. Women pray for a prosperous marriage and family.

Day 7: Saptami and Kalaratri

Saptami is dedicated specifically to the goddess Kalaratri. She is supposed to be frightening and to have frightened evil spirits from over the world. She is the ruler of Lord Shani and the most terrifying aspect of Kali Devi (Saturn Planet).

Day 8: Ashtami/Mahabgaur

On day eight, Mahagauri is worshipped. On this specific day, she wears only white attire and rides a bull. A particular celebration for young virgin ladies called Kanya Puja occurs on this day. This day is also known as Maha Durgashtami or Maha Ashtami. To celebrate the day, dance, entertainment, and prayers are performed

Day 9: Navami/Siddhidaatri

On Navami, it is essential to honour Devi Siddhidaatri. She has the power to grant all of your requests, thus the ninth day is dedicated to her.

Day 10: Vijayadashami (Dussehra)

Vijayadashmi is celebrated on the tenth day after nine days of devotion. A day in which new beginnings are possible.

eAstrohelp’s Navratri Food Recommendations

During the Navratras fast, the most popular foods are Sabudana Vada (also known as Sago Vada), Sabudana Khichadi (also known as Sago Khichadi), Singhare Ka Halwa (also known as Water Chestnut Flour Desserts), Kuttu Ki Poori (also known as Grass Seed Bread or Quinoa Poori), and Singhare Ke Pakore.