How to Do Navratri Puja at Home

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How to Do Navratri Puja at Home

How to Do Chaitra Navratri Puja at Home: Learn 7 Easy steps to do Chaitra Navratri Pooja at home

Navratri puja is one of the most religious and auspicious festivals celebrated in Hindu households. The puja is performed at home with great enthusiasm and joy among the family members. Also known as “Nine Nights”, the puja is performed during the month of September-October. For the coming Navratri puja, here are a few simple steps for the puja:

7 Easy Steps to Do Chaitra Navratri Puja at Home

Step 1: To place the deity (Ghata Sthapana)

The deity is placed in the northern side of the house with a pot next to the yantra, and the idol should not be more than 10ft.

Step 2: Establish the Kalash

Wash the pot, clean and decorate with some turmeric powder, Kumkum dots, mango leaves and fill it with dry fruits, coins,  and Ganga Jal.

Step 3: Worship of Goddess Durga

To invite and establish her ritualistically, the first step to worship the goddess is an invocation, which helps the waves of Shaktitattva to be positive and active.

Step 4: Chowki Sthpana

Spread the roli on the chowki and tie moli across and around Goddess Durga idol. Then place the idol of Goddess Durga right on the chowki.

Step 5: Navratri Puja

On this puja, keep the Kalash filled with water or Ganga water and some mango leaves around it. Then, place some coconut in it, wrap it with tie moli and red cloth, and begin your chants.

Step 6: Maa Durga Aarti

Maa Durga Aarti is a chant which is performed in many songs with different meanings to them.

Step 7: Inviting and Feeding Goddesses

On the last day or 9th day of Navratri, invite nine girls aged around 5 to 12, and prepare the food for them. They are called to be Goddesses, and the ritual process is called Kanya puja.

The Goddess, Durga, is known to come in nine forms. Each of these days is dedicated to worshipping these forms. This puja is the most religious and spiritual way to get connected with the Goddess, the embodiment of all compassion, wisdom, power and glory in all forms.

Things you need to do Navratri Puja-

  • Goddess Durga idol or picture
  • Saree or a red dupatta to offer to Goddess Durga
  • Panjika, or the sacred Hindu book
  • Coconut
  • Sandalwood
  • Fresh mango leaves, wash them before using
  • Paan
  • Supari
  • Ganga water
  • Roli, the red holy powder which is used to put tilak
  • Cardamom
  • Incense sticks
  • Cloves
  • Fruits
  • Sweets
  • Incense sticks
  • Fresh flower to offer to Maa Durga
  • Gulal
  • Vermilion
  • Raw rice
  • Moli, a red sacred thread
  • Grass

Nine Forms of Maa Durga

Maa Shailputri 

Maa Shailputri is the first form of Durga Goddess holding Trishul in one hand and a lotus on the other riding a bull called Nandi.

Maa Brahmacharini

Maa Brahmacharini is the second form of Durga Goddess, known to be the unmarried form of Parvati Goddess.

Maa Chandraghanta

Maa Chandraghantais the third form of Durga Goddess, known to be the married form of the Goddess. She carries ten weapons in her arms.

Maa Kushmanda

Maa Kushmanda is the fourth form of Durga Goddess, known to create the world with her divine smile. She is believed to bestow believers with health, wealth and strength.

Maa Skandmata 

Maa Skandmata is the fifth form of Durga Goddess, known as the war god. She has a four-arm and sits on a lion.

Maa Katyayani 

Maa Katyayani is the sixth form of Durga Goddess, one of the slayers of the evil Mahishasura.

Maa Kaalratri

Maa Kaalratri is the seventh form of Durga Goddess, she is also known to destroy evil spirits, demons, ghosts and negative energies

Maa Mahagauri

Maa Mahagauri is the eighth form of Durga Goddess, who has the power to meet all the fulfilment of her believers and devotes

Maa Siddhidatri

Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth form of Durga Goddess, it is believed that one side of Lord Shiva’s body is that of the Goddess.

First Published | Wednesday | 14 April 2021 , 6:30 AM