The much-awaited Nine-day festival of Navratri will begin on October 7 this year. Devotees worship 9 different forms of Maa Durga during Navratri and seek her blessings.
Preparation to welcome Maa Durga is underway in city as pandals are being set and decorated to mark the auspicious 9-day festival following COVID-19 norms set by civic authorities.
The day will also mark the reopening of all the religious places in the city. During, the nine-day long Hindu festival of Maa Durga, devotees observe fast and pray to the goddess seeking her blessings. The festival will end on October 15 with Vijayadashami (Dussehra).
The Ghatasthapana puja will take place on October 7, 2021, i.e. Day 1 of Sharad Navratri.
Ghatasthapana Puja timings:
Ashwina Ghatasthapana on Thursday, October 7, 2021
Ghatasthapana Muhurat – 06:17 AM to 07:07 AM
Duration – 00 Hours 50 Mins
Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat – 11:45 AM to 12:32 PM
Duration – 00 Hours 47 Mins
Day-wise Navratri calendar 2021:
Oct 7, Day 1 – Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshana, Shailputri Puja
Oct 8, Day 2 -Dwitiya, Brahmacharini Puja
Oct 9, Day 3 – Tritiya, Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja, Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Oct 10, Day 4 – Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandamata Puja
Oct 11, Day 5 – Shashthi, Saraswati Avahan, Katyayani Puja
Oct 12, Day 6 – Saptami, Saraswati Puja, Kalaratri Puja
Oct 13, Day 7 – Ashtami, Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
Oct 14, Day 8 – Navami, Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa
Oct 15, Day 9 – Dashami, Navratri Parana, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami