Navratri marks the beginning of 9 days of festivities, dedicated to Goddess Durga (Shakti) for nine days in which each day is dedicated to one particular incarnation of Goddess Shakti. However, the first day of Navratri has its own great importance. On the very first day invocation of Goddess Shakti will be done in house which is performed as “Kalash Sthapana”. In majority of the north Indian states the ritual is pronounced as Kalash Sthapana where as in other south Indian states this ritual is called on as “Ghatasthapana”. Make sure that you follow the correct puja timings (Muhurat & Tithi), rituals (Puja Vidhi) as mentioned in the Hindu vedic sculptures to avoid misshaping (Anishtha) during the navratri festival and throughout the year. We have posted Navratri Kalash Sthapana 2015 Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timings, and correct methods and Navratri Puja Vidhi in Hindi For all the devotees who are about take fast for 9 days.
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- Date & Day:- 13th October 2015 (Tuesday)
- Kalash Sthapana Muhurat (Pratipada) Timings:- 6:24 AM to 10:12 AM (New Delhi, India)
- Kalash Sthapana Muhurat (Abhijit) Timings:- 11:44 AM to 12:30 PM (New Delhi, India)
- The Kalash Sthapana should be performed when Pratipada tithi prevails and this is believed to be most auspicious time to perform Ghatasthapana ritual.
- In case Pratipada muhurat cannot be followed then Abhijit tithi timings can also be followed. The Abhijit muhurat time is already given above.
- Note that above timings are applicable only in India as per as Indian Standard Timings (IST). For Navratri Muhurat Timings in USA, UK, Canada, UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Etc, please check back local timings as comparable to above timings.
- Wide and open Clay Pot to sow Sapta Dhanya
- Clean Soil to sow Sapta Dhanya
- Sapta Dhanya or seeds of seven different grains
- Small clay or brass Pitcher
- Sacred water to fill the Kalash or Ganga Jal
- Sacred thread / Moli / Kalawa
- Scent (perfume) (Itraa)
- Supari (betel nuts)
- Coins to put into the Kalash (Gold/Silver/Brass)
- 5 leaves of Ashoka or Mango tree (Aam Ke Patte)
- A Lid to cover the Kalash (Kalawa)
- Raw Rice or unbroken rice known as Akshat (अक्षत) to put in the lid
- Unpeeled Coconut (Nariyal)
- Red Cloth to warp coconut
- Flowers and Garland preferably marigold
- Durva grass