When is Ghatasthapana Maha Navratri 2014
Ghatasthapana or Kalashsthapana is a ritual which marks the onset of Navratri. This year Durga Navratri will start from 25th September 2014 and end on 3rd October. So Kalash Sthapana will be performed on Pratipada i.e. 25th September.
What is Ghatasthapana?
Kalash means pot and Sthapana means to establish or place, so kalash sthapana literally means establishing the pot. A pot or kalash containing holy water is considered as symbol of Goddess Durga. It is placed in puja room and worshiped for nine days. Many families have a tradition of sowing barley seeds during Ghatasthapana. By the end of navratri, these seeds grow into 3-5 inches long shoots. These are taken out and disturbed as form of blessings.
First day of Maha Navratri 2014
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 13:22 on 25/Sep/2014
Ghatasthapana 2014 Puja Muhurat
The best time for Ghatasthapana (Ghatasthapana Muhurta) on 25th September 2014 is
Shubh Chaughadiya calculation depends on time of sun rise; hence it varies a little from place to place. To be more precise you can ask the priest of a temple nearby you. However the main thing is, it should be performed in first one third of the day (Pratipada). Keep chanting mata’s name as often as you can. you can also read 108 names of Maa Durga by Clicking Here!
Most Popular Shloka for Navratri 2014
Sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
Sharanye trayambake Gauri Narayani namosthute
Many of us must be knowing this verse but not the meaning. So here is the word to word meaning for this mantra!
Meaning of above Shloka
sarva mangala mangalye – To auspiciousness of all auspiciousness
shiva -to the Good
sarvarrtha saadhike – to the accomplisher of all objectives
sharanye – to the Source of Refuge
tryambake – to the mother of the three worlds.
Gauri – to the Goddess who is Rays of Light
Naaraayani – Exposer of consciousness
Namostute- We bow to you again and again. We worship you.
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