2024 Chaitra Navratri: Another enthusiastic and passionate celebration on the Hindu calendar! Yes, we are discussing Navratri, the lavish celebration that lasts for nine nights and is observed in all of India's states. Theoretically, there are two different Navratri celebrations each year. The most well-known of them is Sharada, also known as Shardiya Navratri. It is observed to honor Durga Maa, the Divine Feminine Goddess, and is celebrated after the monsoon.
2024 Chaitra Navratri Date, Time, and Muhurat
Chaitra Navratri will start with the event will begin on Tuesday, March 9, which falls on Ghatasthapana day this year. The following are the muhurats for the same:Ghatasthapana Muhurat: On April 9, 2024, Tuesday at 06:26 AM to 10:47 AMChaitra Navratri 1st day (9 April 2024) – Pratipada Tithi, Maa Maa Shailputri PujaChaitra Navratri 2nd day (10 April 2024) – Dwitiya Tithi, Maa Brahmacharini Puja, Gauri Puja and Chandraghanta PujaChaitra Navratri 3rd day (11 April 2024) – Chaturthi Tithi, Maa Kushmanda PujaChaitra Navratri 4th Day (12 April 2024) – Panchami Tithi, Maa Naag Puja, Skandamata PujaChaitra Navratri 5th Day (13 April 2024) – Shashti Tithi, Maa Katyayani PujaChaitra Navratri 6th Day (14 April 2024) – Saptami Tithi, Maa Kalaratri PujaChaitra Navratri 7th day (15 April 2024) – Ashtami Tithi, Maa Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi PujaChaitra Navratri 8th day (16 April 2024) – Navami Tithi, Rama NavamiChaitra Navratri 9th day (17 April 2024) – Dashami Tithi, Navratri ParanaAlso Read: https://speaktoastrologer.com/5-lucky-rich-zodiac-signs-in-2024-according-to-astrology/
The Significance of Ghatasthapana and 2024 Chaitra Navratri
As the name implies, Chaitra Navratri is a nine-day celebration dedicated to nine different incarnations of Maa Durga. It is said that during these days, Durga Mata descends from heaven to live among her devotees. It is therefore seen to be the most advantageous stage. The Ghatasthapana rite, which marks the beginning of a nine-day festival, is considered to be the most auspicious one during Navratri. Hindu texts state that performing Ghatasthapana at the beginning of Navratri is holy. Another well-known moniker for Ghatasthapana is Kalash Sthapana.
History Of Chaitra Navratri
One of history's most important stories, the Chaitra Navratri tale has profound religious and spiritual meaning. It is a classic example of the 'triumph of good over evil'. There are many legends associated with Chaitra Navratri, let us read through a few of them. The Brahma Purana states that Lord Brahma began creating the universe on the day of Chaitra Pratipada, at Goddess Durga's request. Thus, by the Hindu calendar, this day is regarded as the first day of the year. It is also thought that on the third day of Chaitra Navratri, Lord Vishnu took on the form of Matsya to establish Mother Earth. The ninth day of Chaitra Navratri, which is popularly known as 'Navami' or 'Ram Navami' marks the birth of Lord Rama who is one of the great avatars or incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Another legend states that Goddess Parvati once requested permission from Her consort, Lord Shiva, to spend nine days visiting Her parents. She then started walking toward their house. During this period, She took the form of goddess Durga and killed the demon named 'Mahishasura'.
The Benefits Of Navratri Puja
It is thought that performing Navratri puja will bring wealth and success to the home. Ma Durga bestows prosperity, wealth, health, wisdom, and success upon the family.
Details Regarding 2024 Chaitra Navratri
Some unknown facts about Chaitra Navratri are listed below:
Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Matsya on the third day of Chaitra Navratri and reincarnated on this planet.
Lord Vishnu's avatar, Lord Rama, was born on the Navami of Chaitra Navratri.
During the nine days of Chaitra Navratri, an Akhand diya is lit.