The Shardiya Navratras started from today.

 



The Shardiya Navratras have started from today. On the first day, Shailputri, the first form of Maa Durga, is being worshiped. This time Sharadiya Navratri is eight days old. In this sense, Navratri will conclude on 24 October. Vijayadashami will be celebrated the next day on 25 October.

Everyday a large number of devotees visit the temple to visit and worship the various forms of Maa Durga in Navratri. In view of this, the temples of Doon have prepared to give admission only under the guidelines of Covid-19. Even in Navratri, devotees will not be able to touch the idol in temples and will not be allowed to make offerings. All the devotees will have their hands sanitized before entering the temple. Such an arrangement has been made within the temple that physical distance should remain among the devotees. In view of Corona infection, this time the temple committees in Navratri have postponed the organizing of Bhandare etc.
This morning the monolithic flame was lit after a short installation in temples. At the same time, Mata Durga was adorned and offered a chola. After this, the recitation of Durga Saptashati and Kirtan are being done. At the same time, the work of decoration in temples was going on till Friday night.

Special Aarti will be held in Datakali temple:
In the Datakali temple, devotees are visiting the mother from six o’clock in the morning. There will be a special aarti in the temple at five in the evening. Mahant Raman Goswami said that the devotees who do not have good health should worship at home. Stickers are pasted in the temple to follow the guidelines of Covid-19.

Method of installation and auspicious time:
Today the auspicious time of Ghat installation is from 6:27 am to 10:12 am. After this, Abhijeet Muhurta will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. After taking a bath in the morning for poor installation, take a pledge to clean the temple in the house and burn an unbroken flame in the name of Mother Durga. After this, put soil in the earthen vessel and sow barley seeds in it. Now make a swastika with a roll of copper on a lotus and tie a molly in the upper part of the lotte. Fill water in this pot and put a few drops of Ganga water in it. After placing five mango leaves in the mouth of the lotus, wrap a red cloth on the lotus. After this, place the coconut on top of the lotus. Place this lot in the middle of the earthen vessel in which barley is sown. Worship the goddess by placing coconut, chunri, vermilion, fruit-flower, flower garland and makeup box on the place of worship.

Crowds gathered in the market to buy puja items:
All the markets including Hanuman Chowk, Karanpur, Patel Nagar were crowded throughout the day to buy Mother’s statue, Puja items, fruits and flowers for Navratri. Navneet, a shopkeeper from Patel Nagar, said that since Unlock, so far, twice the amount of goods sold was traded on Friday. Mayank Karnwal, a shopkeeper from Karanpur, said that this time only 50 percent of the sales were made last year.

Shardiya Navratri dates:

October 17 —— Pratipada
18 October —— 2nd
19 October —— Tritiya
October 20 —— Chaturthi
October 21 —— Panchami
October 22 —— Shashthi
23 October —– Saptami
October 24 —– Ashtami-Navami

Governor and Chief Minister best wishes on Shardiya Navratri:
Governor Baby Rani Maurya and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat have greeted all the people of the state on the occasion of Sharadiya Navratri. In his message, the Governor said that the Navratri fast is an occasion for worshiping, worshiping maternal power as well as purification of conscience, self-control, self-restraint and increasing concentration of mind. He has appealed to all the people of the state to follow the guidelines issued to prevent corona infection in Navratri.

The Chief Minister said in his message that the worship of Maa Durga in various forms has a special significance in Navratri. He said that the festival of Navratri inspires us to worship and honor our mother power. This festival, which shows the importance of women in the society, is also a symbol of the great tradition of Indian culture. The tradition of worshiping the girl in Navratri is also a matter related to the respect of the girls. The Chief Minister has also asked the people of the state to comply with the standards set for Covid-19 in the programs organized on the occasion of Navratri.

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