Navratri starts from Ashwin Shukla Paksha in the autumn and lasts for a full nine days. This time Sharadiya Navratri starts from 17 October i.e. till 25 October. Vijayadashami or Dussehra will be celebrated on 26 October. Kalash installation has special significance with many customs associated with Navratri. Kalash Sthapana is also known as Ghat Establishment. The beginning of Navratri begins with the establishment of Ghat. Ghat establishment is the call of the goddess of power.
Kalash installation auspicious time
The most auspicious time of Ghat establishment is after one-third of Pratipada has passed. If for some reason you are not able to install the Kalash at that time, then you can also install it in Abhijeet Muhurta. The eighth Muhurta of each day is called Abhijeet Muhurta. It is 40 minutes long. However, this time Abhijeet Muhurta is not available for Ghat installation.
Kalash installation date and auspicious time
Kalash installation date: 17 October 2020
Auspicious time to set up the Kalash: from 06.23 am to 10:30 pm.
Total duration: 03 hours 49 minutes
How to install an urn
- On the first day of Navratri, that is, bathe Pratipada in the morning.
After cleaning the temple, first take the name of Ganesh ji and then burn the monolithic Jyot in the name of Maa Durga and sow barley seeds in the earthen vessel for the establishment of the urn.
-Now make a swastika with a roll on a copper pot. Tie Molly to the upper part of the lotte.
Now fill water in this lot and add a few drops of Ganga water to it. Then put one and a half rupees, coach, betel nut, perfume and Akshat in it.
After this, apply five leaves of Ashoka or Mango in the Kalash.
-Now wrap a coconut with red cloth and tie it to Molly. Then place the coconut on top of the urn.
Now put this urn in the middle of the earthen vessel in which you have sown barley.
With the Kalash Sthapasna, it is resolved to keep the nine fasts of Navratri.
-If you want to burn the monolith in the name of the mother, you can also burn the Kalash.
Mother Durga will come on horseback
According to scholars, this time due to reduced installation on Saturday, Devi's vehicle will remain a horse. Due to this effect, there is a possibility of increasing tension from the neighboring country and there can also be political upheaval in the country.
Know which goddess will be worshiped on which day
October 17 - Mother Shailaputri Pooja Ghatsthapana
October 18 - Mother Brahmacharini Puja
October 19 - Mother Chandraghanta Puja
October 20 - Maa Kushmanda Puja
October 21 - Mother Skandamata Pooja
October 22 - Shashti Maa Katyayani Pooja
October 23 - Maa Kalratri Puja
October 24 - Maa Mahagauri Durga Puja
October 25 - Mother Siddhidatri Pooja