The auspicious nine-days of Navratri begins at this time. Day 1 of Navratri begins with Ghatasthapana, marking the arrival of Maa Durga. On the primary day of Navratri, which is also called Pratipada Tithi, devotees of Maa Durga observe the Navratri quick and worship the primary incarnation of Goddess Durga – Shailputri.
Maa Shailputri is alleged to be the spouse to Lord Shiva and is also called Adishakti and Parvati. In line with Hindu mythologies, she took beginning because the daughter of Lord Himalaya and therefore named as Shailputri which suggests the daughter of mountains. Maa Shailputri is absolutely the type of Nava Durga and has a half-moon in her brow and holds a trident in her proper hand & lotus flower in her left hand. She can be referred to as Bhavani, Parvati, and Hemavati.
Navratri 2020 Kalash Sthapana or Ghatasthapana Shubh Muhurat
In line with the Hindu calendar, the Shubh Muhurat for Kalash Sthapana is between 6:23am to 10:12am on October 17. Devotees also can do the Kalash Sthapana in Abhijit Muhurat which can happen between 11:43am to 12:29pm. Navratri 2020 Pratipada Tithi will start at 1:00am on October 17 and ends at 9:08pm on October 17.
Navratri 2020 Day 1 color
This yr, on the Navratri Day one, the devotees ought to put on gray color as the color ‘Gray’ refers again to the prime quality of the destruction of evil.
Because the pictorial depiction of Mata Shailputri reveals her mounted on a bull, therefore her vahan is taken into account to be the Bull, also called Nandi.
Shailputri Puja Vidhi
After Ghatashthapana, Panchopachara Puja is carried out by providing Chandan, flowers, incense, an oil lamp and fruits or prasad.
Significance of Shailputri Puja
It’s believed that the Goddess Shailputri governs the Moon – the supplier of all fortunes, therefore by worshipping her, devotees seeks blessings for good fortunes. Her abode is within the Muladhara or root Chakra.