Navratri & very sacred festival for Hindu Community which is celebrated for 9 Days. Nav is a Sanskrit word that means nine, Hindus worship the nine forms of Maa Shakti during these nine days Navratri.
Navratri October 2021 will be celebrated from Thu, 7 Oct 2021 – Fri, 15 Oct 2021. The nine forms (Navadurga) of Maa Durga will be worshipped as per the following nine auspicious schedules of Oct Navratri 2021:
|07-Oct-2021||Pratipada||Kalash is set up on the first day of Pratipada-Navratri. Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on this day.|
|08-Oct-2021||Dwitiya||On the second day of Navratri, mother Brahmacharini is worshipped.|
|09-Oct-2021||Tritiya & Chaturthi||Maa Chandraghanta is worshiped on Tritiya-Navratri. Maa Durga in the form of Kushmanda is worshiped on the fourth day of Navratri.|
|10-Oct-2021||Panchami||Maa Skandamata is worshipped on the 5th day of Navaratri.|
|11-Oct-2021||Shashthi||Shashthi is the day to worship mother Katyayani.|
|12-Oct-2021||Saptami||On Saptami, Patrika Pravesh Puja and Nisha Puja are performed. Goddess Kalratri is worshiped on the seventh day of Navratri.|
|13-Oct-2021||Ashtami||Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on Ashtami. A grand Mahashtami Puja is also performed on this day.|
|14-Oct-2021||Navmi||Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri. Havan is also performed on Mahanavami.|
|15-Oct-2021||Dhasmi||Jayanti Dharan, Aparajita Pujan, Shami Pujan on Vijayadashami.|
Here are some images of nine forms of Goddess with Sanskrit Shloka and Mantra. Share these images with your family and friends. May all the divine energy in the world bring more happiness, prosperity, peace to everyone. Stay safe, stay blessed.
1. Goddess Shailputri
Goddess Shailputri is the first manifestation of Goddess Durga. She holds a Trishul in one hand and a lotus in the other and rides a bull called Nandi. Goddess Parvati was born as the daughter of Himalaya and in Sanskrit, Shail means the mountain, thus she is known as Shailputri.
2. Goddess Brahmacharini
The second day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini. The goddess walks bare feet with a rudraksha mala in one hand and a sacred Kamandalu in the other. The meditative form of this goddess symbolizes Goddess Parvati when she engaged in her deep meditation to please Lord Shiva.
3. Goddess Chandraghanta
The third day of Navratri is of Goddess Chandraghanta. She is a fierce 10-armed goddess with a crescent moon on her forehead, which gives her the name Chandraghanta. She rides on a tiger to destroy all evil and wicked.
4. Goddess Kushmanda
Chaturthi or the fourth day of Navratri is of Devi Kushmanda. The name Kushmanda is derived from three words – ‘Ku’ (little), ‘Ushma’ (warmth or energy) and ‘Amnda’ (egg), which means the creator of the universe.
5. Goddess Skandmata
Goddess Skandmata who is worshipped on the fifth day is also known as Panchami. Skandmata is a four-armed deity, who carries a lotus in two of her arms with a sacred Kamandalu and a bell in the other two. She also carries a little Kartikay on her lap and because of this Kartikay is also known as Skanda. She is seated on a lotus.
6. Goddess Katyayani
The sixth day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, who is a form of Shakti. Also known as the warrior goddess, Katyayani is considered as one of the most violent forms of Goddess Parvati. She has four arms and carrying a sword. She is the daughter of Sage Katyayan and rides on a lion.
7. Goddess Kaalratri
Saptami or the seventh day of Navratri is of Goddess Kaalratri. As per legends she sacrificed her skin colour and embraced a dark complexion to kill demons. She is a four-armed deity who rides a donkey, carries a sword, a trident, and a noose. She has a third eye on her forehead that is believed to contain the entire universe.
8. Goddess Mahagauri
Durga Asthami or the eight-day of Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri. She is a four-armed deity who rides on a bull or a white elephant. She carries a Trishul and a damru in her hands.
9. Goddess Siddhidatri
The ninth or the final day of Navratri is of Goddess Siddhidhatri. She is projected as a four-armed deity sitting on a lotus, holding a mace, discus and a book and lotus in her hands. This form of Goddess Durga signifies perfection.
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7th October (1st Day)- Kalash is set-up on the first day of Pratipada-Navratri. Goddess Shailputri is worshipped on this day.
8 October (2nd Day)- Maa Chandraghanta is worshiped on Dwitiya-Navratri.
9 October (3rd & 4th Day)- Maa Chandraghanta is worshiped on Tritiya-Navratri.
Maa Durga in the form of Kushmanda is worshiped on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of Navratri. This year Tritiya & Chaturthi is on the same day.
10 October (5th Day)- Maa Skandamata is worshipped on the 5th day (Panchami) of Navaratri.
11 October (6th Day)- Shashthi is the day to worship mother Katyayani.
12 October (7th Day)- On Saptami, Patrika Pravesh Puja and Nisha Puja are performed. Goddess Kalratri is worshiped on the seventh day of Navratri.
13 October (8th Day)- Goddess Mahagauri is worshipped on Ashtami. A grand Mahashtami Puja is also performed on this day.
14 October (9th Day)- Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri. Havan is also performed on Mahanavami.
15 October (10th Day)- Jayanti Dharan, Aparajita Pujan, Shami Pujan on Vijayadashami.