Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami Huge Importance, Kanya Pujan 9 Vidhi

Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami: Let me tell you that both the festivals of Navratri are celebrates with great pomp in India. According to religious beliefs, kanya pujan has great importance during Navratri.

Let me tell you that Kanya Pujan is performe on the Ashtami or Navami Tithi of Chaitra Navratri. In such a situation, let us know when is Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami, and when is the Kanya Puja Muhurt.

We will also know what is Navratri Kanya Pujan vidhi and importance of Navratri Kanya Pujan. What to do and what not to do in Kanya Puja?

When is Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami?

TithiDate and timing
Start of Ashtami TithiMonday, 15th April at 12:12 pm
End of Ashtami TithiTuesday, 16th April at 1:22 pm
Udaya tithiTuesday, 16th April 2024
Navratri Mahashtami tithiTuesday, 16th April 2024

When is the Kanya Puja Muhurt?

This year Kanya Pujan will be performe on Maha Ashtami day of Navratri.

TithiDate and timing
Abhijit Muhurt16th April at 11:55 am to 12:47 pm
Kanya Pujan16 April at 9:33 am to 12:37 pm

Importance of Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami

Let me tell you that the last 3 days of Chaitra Navratri are important. Mata’s pat (eyes of the idol) open on the seventh day of Chaitra Navratri. From this day onwards the Maa durga gives darshan to her devotees.

Devotees know the Ashtami date of Chaitra Navratri as Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami. Havan is performed on the last day of Navratri i.e. Navami Tithi. 

Let us tell you that this time Chaitra Navratri has started from 9th April. It will conclude on 17th April, on the day of Ram Navami. Let’s know about importance of Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami.

Mata Mahagauri Upasana tithi (Worship date of Mata Mahagauri)

  • Let me tell you that Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami tithi is also calling Durgashtami by the devotees.
  • Mahagauri is worshipping with rituals on the Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month.
  • Let me tell you that the siddh svaroop form of Adishakti is called Mata Mahagauri.
  • Maa Mahagauri is called the goddess of accomplishment. Mata Mahagauri blesses her devotee with wealth, prosperity and glory.
  • Devotees take special measures on Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami. On this day, devotees get special benefits by doing chanting, penance, havan etc.

Kanya Pujan (girl worship)

  • Devotees Kanya Pujan on Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami.
  • The rule for Kumari Kanya Pujan from 2 to 10 years is written in the Hindu scriptures.
  • In Kanya Pujan, along with feeding the girls, they are also given gifts.

Nisha Puja Vidhaan (night puja ritual)

  • According to the Hindu panchang, Nisha puja is performe on the night of Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami.
  • In Nisha Puja, after 10-11 pm, rituals of Mata Mahagauri are performing throughout the night.
  • There is a very peaceful atmosphere in Nisha Puja. According to religious texts, 21 types of food, all the clothes and 16 adornments are offered to the Maa Goddess during Nisha Puja.

Sandhi Puja

  • This is a significant ritual that takes place at the juncture of Ashtami and Navami tithis. It involves special offerings and prayers to the Goddess Maa durga.

Navratri Kanya Pujan vidhi

Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami

The Kanya Pujan is a significant ritual performing during the Navratri festival. It involves the kanya pujan, symbolizing the nine forms of Goddess Durga. Let’s know about Navratri Kanya Pujan vidhi.

1. Cleanse Your Home

  • First of all, make sure that your house is clean. Because it is believed that girls represent the goddess herself. 
  • Therefore, before Kanya Pujan, wash your house and make it clean.

2. Invite Young Girls

  • You invite nine girls representing the nine forms of Goddess Durga to the meal. 
  • Their age should ideally be between 2 to 10 years.

3. Wash Their Feet

  • Let me tell you that there is a tradition of washing the feet of girls invited to Kanya Puja. It is a symbol of respect and hospitality.
  • First of all welcome these 9 girls with folded hands. After that wash their feet with your hands.

4. Offer Food

  • Serve them food consisting of puri, chana and halwa. You can also include fruits, kheer, dry fruits in it.
  • Keep in mind that they should not be forced to eat too much food.

5. Perform Aarti

  • Conduct the Aarti for the girls. It treating them as manifestations of the Goddess.

6. Apply Tilak

  • Put a tilak on their foreheads using kumkum, roli and chandan.

7. Give Gifts

  • Offer them gifts like clothes, fruits, or toys as a token of respect and blessings.
  • You can also give them some rupees as Dakshina as per your wish.

8. Seek Blessings

  • Touch their feet to seek blessings for prosperity and well-being.

9. invite again for next year

  • After having the meal with devotion, take blessings from this girl.
  • After that, invite them now to come again next year.

The essence of Kanya Puja in India is to honor the divine feminine energy. It is believed that it brings prosperity and happiness to the home.

It is also important to perform this ritual with a pure mind and good intentions to get the full blessings of Goddess Durga in Navratri. 

For detailed procedure, you can refer to traditional texts. Let us now know the importance of Navratri Kanya Pujan.

Importance of Navratri Kanya Pujan

Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami Kanya Pujan mahatva

According to the scriptures, Navratri Kanya Pujan has special significance. These 9 virgin girls are considering to be the actual form of Goddess Durga.

The results of Navratri festival are consider successful only after Kanya Pujan (worshiping the girl.) According to religious beliefs, there is a rule to worship girls between 2 to 10 years of age during Navratri.

These virgin girls are worship in different forms. A 2 year old girl is worship as Kumari. Similarly, a three year old girl is worship as Trimurti and a four year old girl is worship as Kalyani.

A five year old girl is worship as Rohini, a six year old girl is worship as Mata Kalika. A seven year old girl is worship as Chandika, an eight year old girl is worship as Shambhavi.

Along with this, a nine year old girl is worship as Goddess Durga and a ten year old girl is worship as Subhadra. According to the scriptures, Batuk (small child) is also worship during Navratri Kanya Pujan vidhi.

What to do Navratri Kanya Pujan

  • One day before Saptami, go to their house with respect and invite them.
  • Offer food to unmarried girls facing east.
  • After Kanya Pujan, offer her some coins and Akshat in a red colored chunri. Maa Lakshmi is please with this.
  • After their meal, apologize for their mistakes. Be sure to thank Maa Durga for making this fast successful.
  • After bidding farewell to these girls, sprinkle the water with which girl have washes feet all over the house.

What to don’t Navratri Kanya Pujan

  • Don’t pick up a girl who is having pujan at someone else’s house and bring her to your house.
  • Provide food according to their wishes. Don’t force them to eat too much. Because they have to go to other people’s houses also. Who has already invite them.
  • Worship the girl with reverence and devotion. By donating more and giving gifts. Don’t fall into the trap of showing off.
  • Girls should not be makes to sit at dirty places for worship. 
  • After Kanya Puja, do not gift anything other colour than red to the girls.
  • Make food Satvik for Kanya Pujan. Keep in mind that garlic and onion should not be using in this at all.

Conclusion: Importance of Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami

Conclusion: We should observe Chaitra Navratri Mahashtami with devotion and faith. This is a day to attain spiritual attainment by pleasing Goddess Durga. Girls are also worshipping on this date.

Chaitra navratri mahashtami is one of the most auspicious days of the Chaitra Navratri festival. It is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Mahagauri. 

Durga Mahasthami is a day full of devotion and prayers. Where people fast for Shakti, the goddess of the universe. 

Various rituals are performing for them. Devotees receive blessings of prosperity, peace and spiritual enlightenment from Goddess Durga.

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Disclaimer: All the information given in article is based on religious sentiments and beliefs. do not fully verify all in this article data.

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