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Navratri 2018 | Shardiya Navratri Date ,Time and Pooja

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.

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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 DurgaDayDate of Navratri
Pratipada (Navratri Day 1)Wednesday10 October 2018
Dwitiya (Navratri Day 2)Thursday11 October 2018
Tritiya (Navratri Day 3)Friday12 October 2018
Chaturthi (Navratri Day 4)Saturday13 October 2018
Panchami (Navratri Day 5)Sunday14 October 2018
Sasthi (Navratri Day 6)Monday15 October 2018
Saptami (Navratri Day 7)Tuesday16 October 2018
Ashtami (Navratri Day 8)Wednesday17 October 2018
Navami (Navratri Day 9)Thursday18 October 2018
Dashami (Vijayadashami)Friday19 October 2018

 

Different form of Goddess Durga worshiped during these nine days.

Day of NavratriName of NavratriGoddess WorshippedColor to be wear
Navratri Day 1Pratipada and DwitiyaOn Pratipada, the goddess is worshiped as Shailputri, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati meaning “Daughter of the Mountain”.Royal Blue
Navratri Day 2TritiyaGoddess is worshiped as Chandraghanta, the married form the Goddess Parvati.Yellow
Navratri Day 3ChaturthiGoddess 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 4PanchamiGoddess is worshiped as Skandamata, the mother of Kartikeya (also known as Skanda), son of Lord Shiva and brother of Lord Ganesha.Grey
Navratri Day 5ShasthiGoddess is worshiped as Katyayani, who Goddess Parvarti morphed into in order to fight and destroy the buffalo demon MahishasuraOrange
Navratri Day 6ShashtiSaraswati Puja is to be performed on this dayWhite
Navratri Day 7SaptamiGoddess is worshiped as Kalaratri, the dark night.Red
Navratri Day 8AshtamiGoddess is worshiped as Mahagauri, the younger version of Shailputri who had a very fair and perfect complexion.Blue
Navratri Day 9NavamiGoddess is worshiped as Siddhidatri, who embodies all eight siddhis (supernatural powers)Pink

 

Shardiya  Navratri 2018 Ghatasthapana Time

Shardiya-Navratri-2018-Ghatasthapana

Shardiya-Navratri-2018-Ghatasthapana

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

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