Chaitra navratri 2023

If we talk about Chaitra Navratri, the special festival of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated in Hinduism after Holi and according to the Hindu calendar, let us tell you that every year the Hindu New Year begins with Chaitra Navratri. If we see, four Navratris are celebrated in a year, out of which two Navratris are secret and two Navratris are visible, out of these, only on the Navratri coming in the month of Chaitra and Ashwin, the whole nine forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. . Apart from this, 10 Mahavidyas of Maa Durga are worshiped on Gupta Navratri which falls in the month of Ashadha and Magha. Chaitra and Sharadiya Navratri both have special significance in Hinduism. In which along with the sages and saints, everyone worships Maa Durga and also observes fast. The festival of Gudi Padwa and Cheti Chand is also celebrated on the day of Chaitra Navratri. Like Sharadiya Navratri, in Chaitra Navratri also all the devotees of Maa Durga do Ghatasthapana and keep a fast for the whole nine days to please Maa Durga.

Significance of Chaitra Navratri

If we see from the point of view of astrology, then Chaitra Navratri has special significance. At this time, according to the scriptures, after traveling through all the 12 zodiac signs, the sun again enters the first zodiac sign i.e. Aries to complete its next cycle. It is said that both Sun and Mars have the element of fire, so summer starts with the combination of these two. Let us tell you that from the beginning of Chaitra Navratri, the calculation of the Panchang for the new year is started. From its beginning, the king, minister, commander, lord of rain and agriculture is determined, as well as food, money, business and happiness and peace are also assessed in the year. At this time, the special importance of worshiping the nine Durga of Navratri is that the position of these planets should remain favorable throughout the year and there should be prosperity in the lives of all the people. Apart from this, if we talk about the religious point of view of Chaitra Navratri, then it has its own importance because at this time Maa Durga, who has covered this whole universe with her own illusion, and with whose power only this whole universe is being operated. It is happening that she is present on the earth only, so by worshiping Maa Durga in Chaitra Navratri, the person gets his desired fruits sooner than on other days. From the religious point of view, it has special significance also because on the very first day of Navratri, Maa Adishakti appeared on this earth and on the behest of Maa Durga, Brahma ji started the construction work of this universe. That’s why Hindu new year starts from Chaitra Shukla Pratipada Tithi, on the third day of this Navratri, Lord Vishnu established this earth by taking his first incarnation in the form of a fish. Similarly, there were many incarnations of Lord Vishnu, out of which his seventh incarnation is that of Lord Rama, whose form we get to see only in Chaitra Navratri. That’s why Chaitra Navratri is considered very important from the religious point of view as well. Apart from the religious, spiritual and astrological significance of this festival of Navratri, it also has its own scientific significance. According to this scientific importance, to end the disease which we call ‘asuri’, when we change the season, havan and worship is done at this time, in which many herbs and plants are used. The sages of ancient times have not only asked to do this method of fasting and worship on the day of Navratri keeping in mind the religious point of view, but have also told its scientific basis. Navratri happens only at the time of change of the coming seasons i.e. the time when the weather changes. Due to this change of weather, there is a decrease in the physical and mental forces of the native. That’s why this festival of Navratri prepares the body and mind of the person from a scientific point of view for the coming new season by making them healthy internally and externally.

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Chaitra Navratri fasting story

 If we talk about the fast and story of Chaitra Navratri day, then at one time Jupiter said to Lord Shri Brahma, O Brahma, why is Navratri fast and celebrated in the month of Chaitra and in the Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month? What is the result of observing this fast? How is this fast done? And who first did this Navratri fast? Explain all these things in detail. Hearing such a question of Lord Brihaspati, Lord Brahma said – O Lord Brihaspati, you have asked a very good question for all the creatures present in your creation. One who meditates on Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Surya and Narayan who fulfills all desires, they are completely blessed. This fasting festival of Navratri is supposed to fulfill all the wishes. By observing this fast with devotion, the people who wish for a son get a son, the people who want wealth get wealth, the people who wish for education get knowledge, and happiness. The people who have a desire get happiness. By observing this fast of Navratri, all the diseases of man go away. All the troubles of man go away and the happiness and prosperity of the house increases continuously. The person can also get rid of all the sins of the person. Apart from this, the person who does not complete the fast and festival of this Navratri, he also suffers all kinds of sorrows.

And the Sadhvi woman who does not observe the fast of this Navratri, she is deprived of the happiness of her husband, due to which she has to suffer a lot of sorrows.

Brahma ji should say, O Lord Brihaspati, I will tell you the story of the one who has done this Mahavrat before. Be careful and listen to this fast and the story! After listening to this talk of Brahma ji, Brihaspati ji said – O Brahmin, tell me about the history of this fast which does welfare of all human beings, I am listening to you carefully.

brahma ji speak

In ancient times, an orphan Brahmin named Peethat lived in Manohar Nagar, he was a great devotee of Maa Durga, a very beautiful girl named Sumati was born to him, full of virtues. That girl started growing in her father’s house playing with her friends in such a way as the moon’s phase increases in the bright side. Whenever the father of that daughter used to perform Havan after worshiping Maa Durga ji. She was regularly present there at that time. One day Sumati started playing with her friends and could not attend the worship of God, her father got very angry seeing this carelessness of his daughter, after that he said to his daughter that you wicked daughter, you worshiped God today. Didn’t do it, that’s why I will get you married to a leprosy patient or a poor person. Sumati was very sad after hearing this from her father and told her father that father, I am your daughter and I am under you in every way, do as you wish, you can get me married to anyone. One thing is true that what is written in my fate will happen, according to the actions one does, he gets the same fruits. Hearing these fearless words of his daughter, the father got very angry and got his daughter married to a wrestling man, and said to his daughter, O daughter. You enjoy the fruits of your actions, I see what you do by relying on luck. After listening to the bitter words spoken by her father, Sumati started thinking in her mind that it is my misfortune that I got such a husband. Saying this, she went to the forest with her husband, in that scary forest, both of them lived with great pain. spent life Seeing this condition of that girl, Maa Durga appeared under the influence of her virtue and said to Sumati that O poor girl, I am very pleased with you, ask for whatever boon you want. Said I am Adi Shakti and I am Brahmavidya Saraswati Devi, when I am happy, I remove the sorrows of all those creatures forever and give them happiness O girl! I am pleased with you because of the good deeds done in your previous birth. Listen, O girl, you were the wife of Bhil in your previous birth and were extremely virtuous. One day your husband Nishad committed a theft because of which both of you were imprisoned in the jail. Those people did not give anything to you and your husband to eat, it was Navratri at that time, in the same way you neither ate nor drank anything from those days, in this way you fulfilled the fast of Navratri, your I am happy with the effect of this fast, ask what boon you want, I will fulfill your wish. Hearing this, the girl said. O Durga, if you are pleased with me, then I bow down to you, I wish that you remove the leprosy of my husband. The mother said – O daughter, the fast you observed in those days, offer one day’s virtue of that fast to cure the leprosy of your husband! Due to that good deed, your husband who is a leper will be free from leprosy. She was very happy to hear this from the Goddess and as soon as she said it was right, her husband’s body became free from the grace of Maa Durga. Seeing the healthy body of her husband, the girl was very happy and started praising Mother Durga, she said, O mother, you are the one who removes all the sorrows of the people, the one who gives the desired fruits and the one who removes all the sorrows of the people. Mother Bhagwati, who removes all these sorrows of mine, I bow down to you, protect me. Hearing this talk of the girl, Maa Durga said, if you have any wish, then ask for that too, the girl said, Mother, if you are happy with me, then please tell me in detail the method of Navratri fasting and its fruits.

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In this way, after hearing this talk of the girl, Maa Durga said

Hey girl I tell you the fasting story of Navratri, which removes all sins, listen to the method of this fast carefully, only by listening to the method of this fast, the person gets salvation – This festival of Chaitra Navratri is in the month of Ashwin. From the Pratipada Tithi of Shukla Paksha, fast for the whole nine days according to the method. If you are not able to fast for the whole day, then eat only one time, as well as ask a qualified Pandit or Brahmin to set up a ghat in your home. Sow barley there and water it daily. Worship Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mata Saraswati idols or pictures at the place of worship every day and offer prayers with flowers and bananas; One gets happiness from it, in the same way perform Havan on the ninth day after the end of the fast by offering flowers and fruits methodically. If Havan is done with wheat then Lakshmi

Goddess is obtained, lotus is used for havan, royalty is obtained from amla, fame is obtained from gooseberry and a son is obtained from banana, coconut, honey, barley, sesame, coconut, shell, and fruits give the desired fruits of the person. There is an attainment. In the same way, the person who fasts with this method, he gets all the happiness and prosperity. Apart from this, whatever is donated in these whole nine days, its fruit is obtained crores of times, and by observing this fast, the person also gets the fruit like performing Ashwamedh Yagya. In this way, the mother told the method of fasting to that girl and from there she meditated. The man or woman who observes this fast of Navratri attains salvation in this world.

Difference between Chaitra Navratri and Shadriya Navratri

Chaitra Navratri is known for the importance of hard work and hard fasting of Maa Durga’s fast, while for Sharadiya Navratri, devotees’ Satvik Sadhana, dance, celebration etc. Known for the worship of Maa Durga.

If we look at the importance of the festival of Chaitra Navratri, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal, and the importance of Sharadiya Navratri is considered highly in Gujarat and West Bengal. During this Navratri, Mother Adishakti in Bengal Durga Puja is celebrated for the worship of Durga, whereas in Gujarat, during Sharadiya Navratri, Garba is organized with great pomp.

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Ram Navami is celebrated at the end of Chaitra Navratri, it is believed that Lord Shri Ram was born on the day of Ram Navami. Just the next day, the festival of Vijaya Dashami is celebrated, on this day Maa Durga killed a demon named Mahishasura.

According to beliefs, observing the fast of Chaitra Navratri gives you mental strength as well as fulfilling spiritual desires, while Sharadiya Navratri is considered to fulfill the worldly desires of a person.

Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana and worship method

On the first day of Chaitra Navratri, wake up in the Brahma Muhurta, retire from all household chores, take a bath and wear clean clothes, after that clean the temple of the house properly, then spread a clean post over there, and then on it. Sprinkling Gangajal, purify it thoroughly. Take holy soil in a clean vessel and mix barley or seven types of grains in it. Now take a clean gold, silver, copper or clay urn, make a swastika symbol on it and tie a molly around its mouth 5 times, after that put water in the urn and add Ganges water to it and install it on the soil. Put five mango leaves on top of it, cover it with clay and fill it with wheat or rice. After this, wrap the coconut in a clean red colored cloth and tie it to Kalava and keep it on the Kalash and invoke Lord Ganesha and Maa Durga along with other deities. Spread the soil kept below and sow jowar in it. After that install the statue or picture of Maa Durga near that post, apply tilak to Maa Durga, apply tilak on coconut also, after that offer garland of flowers to Maa Durga. Offer flowers, garland, Akshat, Roli, betel nut, long cardamom, batasha in paan to Maa Durga, after that offer food to Maa Durga. After offering bhog, perform aarti of Maa Durga and Kalash by lighting incense, lamp and camphor, as well as light a ghee lamp and let it burn for 9 days. After this, worship Maa Durga and her nine forms in a systematic way, in this way worship the Kalash for the whole nine days.

chaitra navratri nine days date

The date of this major festival of Chaitra Navratri is mentioned here.

(22 March 2023 Maa Shailputri) Pratipada date (Ghatsthapana)

(23 March 2023 Maa Brahmacharini) second date

(24 March 2023 Maa Chandraghanta) Tritiya Tithi

(25 March 2023 Mother Kushmanda) Chaturthi date

(26 March 2023 Mother Skandamata) Panchami Tithi

(27 March 2023 Mother Katyayani) Shashthi Tithi

(28 March 2023 Maa Kalaratri) Saptami Tithi

(29 March 2023 Mother Mahagauri) Ashtami date (Maha Ashtami)

(30 March 2023 Mother Siddhidatri) Navami date (Maha Navami, Ram Navami)

chaitra navratri prayer

O God Thousands of crimes are committed by me day and night thinking that he is my servant, please forgive my crimes O God. I don’t know how to invoke, immerse and worship, forgive me. O Sureshwari, accept the mantraless, actionless and devotionless worship that I have done, O God, forgive the lack or excess that has happened due to ignorance or mistake and be happy.

Chaitra Navratri Jaap Mantra

Om Ain Hree Kleem Chamundaya Vicchei Namah Manokamna

Chant these mantras 108 times for the fulfillment of your wishes.

Chaitra Navratri auspicious time

Pratipada date starts:- March 21, 2023 night from 10:52 minutes,

Pratipada date ends: – March 2023 at 08: 20 minutes.

 Ghatasthapana auspicious time

06:29 am to 07:39 am (22 March 2023)

Duration:- 01 hour 10 minutes