Navratri 2018 | Shardiya Navratri Date ,Time and Pooja
Navratri means nine night festival , during this festival people worship each nine forms of Goddess Durga. There are four different Navaratri festivals celebrated throughout the year. During the entire year there are four different types of Navratri festival celebrated. However, Sharad Navaratri is the most pog6 pular one. However Shardiya Navratra is most popular . Shardiya Navratra usually takes place in late September or early October each year. The dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar. It’s usually a nine night festival that ends with Dussehra, the victory of good over evil, on the tenth day. In this articel ou will find details Navratri 2018 | Shardiya Navratri Date ,Time and Pooja.
Note : In some year Navratri festival reduced to eight nights or extended to 10 nights. This is because, astrologically, some of the days occur on the same date or occur across two dates.
Now the most important question – When is Shardiya Navratri in 2018 ?
In year 2018, Navratri will start on Wednesday , the 10th of October (10/10/2018) and will continue for 9 days until Wednesday, the 18th of October.
Dates of Navratri 2018 are
|Nine Form of Goddess Durga||Day||Date of Navratri|
|Pratipada (Navratri Day 1)||Wednesday||10 October 2018|
|Dwitiya (Navratri Day 2)||Thursday||11 October 2018|
|Tritiya (Navratri Day 3)||Friday||12 October 2018|
|Chaturthi (Navratri Day 4)||Saturday||13 October 2018|
|Panchami (Navratri Day 5)||Sunday||14 October 2018|
|Sasthi (Navratri Day 6)||Monday||15 October 2018|
|Saptami (Navratri Day 7)||Tuesday||16 October 2018|
|Ashtami (Navratri Day 8)||Wednesday||17 October 2018|
|Navami (Navratri Day 9)||Thursday||18 October 2018|
|Dashami (Vijayadashami)||Friday||19 October 2018|
Different form of Goddess Durga worshiped during these nine days.
|Day of Navratri||Name of Navratri||Goddess Worshipped||Color to be wear|
|Navratri Day 1||Pratipada and Dwitiya||On Pratipada, the goddess is worshiped as Shailputri, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati meaning “Daughter of the Mountain”.||Royal Blue|
|Navratri Day 2||Tritiya||Goddess is worshiped as Chandraghanta, the married form the Goddess Parvati.||Yellow|
|Navratri Day 3||Chaturthi||Goddess is worshiped as Kushmanda, who lived inside the sun and is believed to have created the universe, giving light and energy to it.||Green|
|Navratri Day 4||Panchami||Goddess is worshiped as Skandamata, the mother of Kartikeya (also known as Skanda), son of Lord Shiva and brother of Lord Ganesha.||Grey|
|Navratri Day 5||Shasthi||Goddess is worshiped as Katyayani, who Goddess Parvarti morphed into in order to fight and destroy the buffalo demon Mahishasura||Orange|
|Navratri Day 6||Shashti||Saraswati Puja is to be performed on this day||White|
|Navratri Day 7||Saptami||Goddess is worshiped as Kalaratri, the dark night.||Red|
|Navratri Day 8||Ashtami||Goddess is worshiped as Mahagauri, the younger version of Shailputri who had a very fair and perfect complexion.||Blue|
|Navratri Day 9||Navami||Goddess is worshiped as Siddhidatri, who embodies all eight siddhis (supernatural powers)||Pink|
Shardiya Navratri 2018 Ghatasthapana Time
Ghatasthapana is a very important ritual performed during Navratri, which marks the beginning of the nine days celebrations. Hindu scriptures have well defined rules and guidelines to perform Ghatasthapana ritual during a specific time in the beginning of Navratri. Ghatasthapana should be done at the right time as it involves invocation of Goddess Shakti.
Wednesday 10th October 2018
Ghatasthapana Muhurta = 6:22 AM to 7:25 AM
Duration = 1 Hour 2 Mins
Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls on Pratipada Tithi/Timings
Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls during Chitra Nakshatra which cannot be avoided , Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls during Vaidhriti Yoga which cannot be avoided
Pratipada Tithi Starts = 9:16 AM on 9-October-2018
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 7:25 AM on 10-October-2018