Sharad Navratri 2020: The festival of worship of Adi Shakti Maa Durga Navratri (Navratri) is starting tomorrow (17 October). This Navratri is called Sharad Navratri, because this nine-day festival is celebrated during the autumn. By the way, there are four Navratris in the whole year, of which two are secret Navratris and devotees celebrate Chaitra and Sharad Navratri with pomp. To celebrate the festival of Navratri, people clean their houses, then Goddess Durga is welcomed by decorating the house courtyard with flowers and rangoli. The first day of Navratri is called Pratipada and on this day the idol of Goddess Durga and the Kalash are duly installed (Kalash Sthapana).
The most important ritual on Pratipada is Ghatasthapana i.e. Kalash establishment. After Navratri, on the day of Vijayadashami, the Kalash is flowed into the water. If you also want to establish an urn on Navratri, then we have brought for you the auspicious time of Ghatasthapana, complete list of materials and every information related to it.
Contest Date 17 October 2020, Saturday
auspicious time- 6.23 am to 10.12 am
Abhijeet Muhurta- From 11.43 am to 12.29 pm.
Kalash installation or Ghatasthapana is actually the beginning of the nine-day festival. According to the scriptures, Ghatasthapana can be described as a call to Goddess Durga. The following is the list of materials required for urn installation. Also read: Navratri 2020: Why is the Kalash Establishment important during Sharad Navratri? Learn the auspicious time of Ghatasthapana and complete list of essential worship materials
- A pot of clay to sow grain with pure soil
- Sapta Dhanya means seven types of grains
- A vase of copper or brass
- Ganges water or water of a holy river
- Kalava means red thread
- Coin for urn
- Mango tree leaves
- A small bowl of rice grains
- A coconut
- Flower and durva
Urn installation method
- After getting up early in the morning, retire from the bath and clean the place of worship. In auspicious time, install a statue of Goddess Durga by laying red cloth on a wooden post.
- Put soil in an earthen pot and sprinkle sap cereal or barley, then add water to it. After this, wrap the urn with a red cloth and put it on the barley pot in between.
- Put mango leaves on the side of the urn and put betel nut, coin, Gangalaj, water etc. in the urn and place a coconut on top.
- Offer Durga jaggery flowers, dry fruits, chunri, sixteen makeup ingredients, fruits, sweeteners, etc. and worship them with incense and lamps. Make sure to burn unbroken lamps with the Kalash installation, which should keep burning for nine consecutive days.
- During Navaratri, worship the nine forms of the Goddess and recite Durga Saptashati. It is believed that its recitation is very dear to Goddess Durga and with this the mother immediately relishes on her devotees. Also Read: Navratri 2020 Colors Calendar For 9 Days: Know which day to wear what color clothes to please Maa Durga in Shardiya Navratri
Importance of urn installation
Kalash installation during any ritual is considered very important in Hinduism, therefore Kalash installation is done during Navratri or any other religious ritual. Kalash is considered a symbol of happiness, prosperity, well-being and auspiciousness, hence it is established. Especially in Chaitra and Shardiya Navaratri, the goddess Durga is worshiped by establishing an urn, so that by her grace, happiness and prosperity will come in the lives of the devotees.