Nav Durga (Maa Durga) Puja Vidhi For Navratri
What is the significance of Nav Durga Puja During Navratri? Learn How to do Nav Durga Puja at Home during Navratri?
Nav Durga are nine forms of Maa Durga. These Nav Durga are nine divine feminine forces which creates (srishti), maintain (Sthiti) and destroys (Sanhar) the creation. These Nav Durga are, Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandmata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. Each Devi amongst Nav Durga is associated with specific day (tithi) of Navratri. Therefore, worship of that Durga on that particular day of Navratri gives best results.
Nav Durga Puja during Navratri is very easy. First, you should know which Nav Durga is associated with which day of Navratri. Here is the list of Nav Durga associated with particular day (tithi) of Navratri :
Now, If you know basic Ghat Sthapna and General Puja of Maa Durga during Navratri then you are ready to learn Nav Durga Puja. If you are new to Maa Durga Puja, read this Easy Navratri Puja Vidhi first.
First do general daily puja of Maa Durga as you do, or according to Easy Navratri Puja Vidhi. Then worship specific form of Nav Durga on their respective day with following Mantras to please them :
Shailputri is the name of form of Maa Durga when she incarnated as daughter of King of Mountains Himachal. Shail means mountain and putri means daughter. Her Luster is said equal to crores of moons, she rides on a Bull named Nandi, her head is adorned with half-moon, she has a trident in her one hand and varmudra in other hand. Mantra of worship of Shailputri Devi are :
( i ) Om Devi Shailputryai Namah (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)
( ii ) Vande Vanchhit Laabhaay, Chandrardhkritshekharaam | Vrisharudham Shooldharaam Shailputriim Yashaswinim ||
Which means, I worship Goddess Shailputri to fulfill my wishes, who is adorned with half moon on her head, rides on a bull, carry a trident and is illustrious.
Brahmcharini is form of Maa Durga when she was incarnated as the daughter of King Daksh. Her name was sati in this incarnation and her unmarried form is worshipped as Brahmcharini Devi. She has rosary (Mala) and Kamandalu in her lotus hands. She gives eternal bliss by knowledge of Supreme Self (God). Mantra for worship of Devi Brahmcharini are :
( i ) Om Devi Brahmcharinyai Namah (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)
( ii ) Dadhaanaa Kar Padaabhyaamakshmala Kamandalu | Devi Prasidati Mayi Brahmcharinyanuttamaa.
Which means, O Goddess Brahmcharini, who holds rosary and Kamandalu in her hands, please on me. A devotee who is eager to know God, who want knowledge, he should worship Devi Brahmcharini on the second day of Navratri.
Chandraghanta is form of Maa Durga who rides on Tiger, holds a Gong (big bell) and adorned with half moon on head. Mantra for worship of Devi Chandraghanta is as follows :
( i ) Om Devi Chandraghantayayi Namah (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)
( ii ) Pindaj Pravaarudh chandkopastrkairyuta | Prasadam Tanute Madhyam Chandraghanteti vishrutaa ||
Which means, O Goddess Chandraghanta, who rides on Tiger, angry on enemies, holds many weapons in 10 hands, please on me. Devotees who have many enemies and obstacles in their life, should worship Devi Chandraghanta on third day of Navratri. Goddess Chandraghanta then destroy all obstacles and fears of devotee and destroy enemies and demons.
Kushmanda is the form of Goddess Durga which creates universe. Goddess Kushmanda rides on Lion, hold weapons in her seven hands, holds rosary in eighth hand. Mantra for worship of Goddess Kushmanda is :
( i ) Om Devi Kushmandayayi Namah (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)
( ii ) Suraasampoornam Kalasham Rudhiraaplutamev Cha | Dahdana Hastpadmaabhyaam Kushmanda Shubhdaastu Me ||
Which means, Goddess Kushmanda who holds two pitchers full of Madira and Blood in her lotus hands, be propitious to me.
Goddess Kushmanda is Mother of Sun. She creates the entire universe and solar system. Devotees must worship her in order to get success in her creation. Devotees who has malefic Sun in their birth chart should worship Kushmanda Devi.
Skandmata is the form of Goddess Durga when she take incarnation of Parvati and gave birth to Lord Skanda or Kartikeya. She is known by her sons name as Skandmata. Skandamata rides on Lion with six faced Kartikeya on her lap. The mantra for worship of Goddess Skandamata is :
( i ) Om Devi Skandmatayayi Namah (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)
( ii ) Sinhaasangataam Nityam Padmaanchit Kardwayaa | Shubhdaastu Sadaa Devi Skandmata Yashaswini ||
Which means, Skandmata who rides on Lion with Kartikeya, holds lotus in her two hands and Varmudra in one hand, be propitious to me.
Skandmata take care of a devotee as her own child. Devotees must worship Skandamata specifically if they have may obstacles in life. Skandmata then take care of devotee as her own child and remove his all obstacles.
Katyayani is an incarnation of Goddess Durga, when Indian Rishi Katyayan meditate on Goddess to destroy demons. Goddess Durga incarnated in his home as his daughter, named Katyayani. According to Durga Saptshati, Goddess Katyayani is Mahasaraswati. Goddess Katyayani holds weapons in her 10 hands, rides on Lion, have three eyes and adorned with half moon on head. Katyayani Mantra for worship in Navratri is :
( i ) Om Devi Katyayanyayi Namah (Do 108 recitation of this mantra)
( ii ) Chandrahaasojjval Karaa Shaardoolvarvaahanaa | Katyayani Shubham Dadyaad Devi Daanavghatini ||
Which means, Devi Katyayani who holds Chandrahaas Sword and other weapons in her ten hands, rides on Lion, and destroying demons, be propitious to me.
( iii ) Om Hrim Katyayani Swaha (Do 108 Recitation of this Katyayani Mantra)
Kalratri is incarnation of Goddess in which she removed her golden skin and became lustrous black colored. She is naked, rides on an ass, holds sword and Varmudra in two right hands, holds a torch and abhaya mudra in left two hands. She is the Master of Hypnotism. Kalratri Mantra for worship during Navratri is :
( i ) Om Devi Kalratryayi Swaha (Do 108 Recittaion of this Kalratri Mantra)
( ii ) Ekveni Japakarnpoora Nagn Kharaasthita | Lamboshthi Karnika karni Tailaabhyaktshariirini ||
Vaam Paadollasallohlata Kantakbhushanaa | Bardhan Moordham Dhwajaa Krishnaa Kalratribhayankari ||
This is the mantra to meditate on her. This mantra describes her form. She is naked, rides on ass, long lips, lustrous body, wearing ornaments in legs like lightning, black in color, unlocked hair, big eyes and ears and very dangerous looking. Meditating on this form of Kalratri removes all obstacles as well as removes all magical effects created by others.
Mahagauri is the 16 years old form of unmarried Goddess Parvati. She rides on bull, holds trident and damru in two hands and have varamudra and abhayamudra in other two hands, wears pure white cloths, face is white like moon. Mantra for worship of Mahagauri during Navratri is :
( i ) Om Devi Mahagauryayi Namah (Do 108 Recitation of Mahagauri Mantra)
( ii ) Shwete Vrishesamarudha Shwetaambardhara Shuchih | Mahagari Shubham Dadyanmahadev Praodadaa ||
Which means, Goddess Mahagauri who rides on white bull, wear pure white clothes, giver of happiness, be propitious to me.
Siddhidatri is master of eight siddhis and nine nidhis. Siddhidatri is an incarnation of Maa Durga, when goddess Parvati enters in half body of Lord Shiva. Siddhidatri is Seated on Red Lotus and She also rides on Lion. She has Conch, Chakra, Lotus and Gada in her four hands, Dev, Humans, Brahmins, Demons, Kinnars are all worshipping her. Siddhidatri Mantra for worship during Navratri is :
( i ) Om Devi Siddhidatryayi Namah (Do 108 Recititation of Siddhidatri Mantra)
( ii ) Siddha Gandharva Yakshdyairasurairamarairapi | Sevyamaanaa Sadabhuyaat Siddhida Siddhidayini ||
Which means, Goddess Siddhidatri who is worshipped by Siddha, Gandharva, Yaksh, Gods, Demons etc., holds Conch, Chakra, Gada and Lotus in her hands, giver of all siddhis and victory all over, be propitious to me.
Note : On Eighth day you should give invitation to nine girls of age group of 5 to 12 for food on ninth day. On ninth day, prepare food for them. The special menu for this day is Halwa, Poori and Chana. Many people make Kadhi and Kheer also. Feed the girls with full of love and devotion considering them nine form of Goddess. After food, give them some dakshina, i.e. money, gifts, clothes etc. whatever you wish and with which these girls are pleased.
This way you complete Nav Durga (Maa Durga) Puja on Navratri Festival.
During Navratri, read the holy book Durga Saptashati. Durga Saptashati is the glory of majesty of Mother Goddess Durga, which she expressed in battlefield. Goddess Durga herself said in Durga Saptashati that, she pleases equally with a devotee, who listen or remember her story of bravery in battlefield during Navratri and a devotee who do worship for the whole year with full methodology. Even she please with a devotee who worship her without knowing her method of worship. A devotee who recite Durga Saptashati considering her as mother, she removes all obstacles in life and also gives spiritual knowledge to become free from all bondages.
You can celebrate Navratri festival at your home with your family. On first day, do Ghat Sthapna at your home. Get the holy book Durga Saptshati and recite it's chapters daily for nine days. 8th day invite 1 to 9 girls as much as you can for ninth day. Feed them and give some gifts. Click the links below For --
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