Chaitra Navratri 2022: This year Chaitra Navratri will be celebrated from April 2 (Saturday) to April 11 (Monday). Ashtami is being celebrated on 9th April. Navratri (nine nights) is celebrated to worship Goddess Durga and her nine forms for nine days. It is to seek His blessings for protection from evil and to seek happiness.
She is known as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Based on her representation in various paintings, Goddess Brahmacharini holds a japamala in her hand and wears a white sari. In many illustrations, he is shown holding a garland in one hand and a kamandal in the other.
As the devotees start celebrating the second day of Navratri festival, they should offer jasmine flowers to the idol of Maa Brahmacharini as it is their favorite flower.
Nine incarnations of Goddess Durga are worshiped:
Shailaputri or Pratipada, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, Siddhidhatri
Durgashtami, Kanya Pujan timings:
Kanya Puja is performed on the Ashtami and Navami days of Navratri. This year Chait Navratri Ashtami is on 9th April. Ashtami Tithi starts from 11:05 pm on 8th April till 1:23 pm on 9th April. The auspicious time of the day is from 11:58 to 12:48.
In Kanya Puja, nine young girls are worshipped and given food, clothes, gifts and money. These young nine girls represent the nine forms of the goddess. Black gram to young girls , semolina pudding And Complete Prasad is served.