Chaitra Navratri 2023: When is Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami and Kanya Puja? know important dates, auspicious times and yoga...


Chaitra Navratri is starting on 22 March. On this day Kalash will be established and mother Shailputri will be worshipped. This time Chaitra Navratri is of 9 days. 9 days of Navratri are very auspicious, but the first day, Ashtami, and Navami days are considered special. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on Chaitra Shukla Ashtami and Mahanavami is celebrated on Navami Tithi. Kanya Puja is done on these two dates. Jyotishacharya of Central Sanskrit University Puri, Dr. Ganesh Mishra knows on which day Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami, and Kanya Puja in Chaitra Navratri this year and what are the auspicious times and yogas of that day.


When is Durga Ashtami of Chaitra Navratri?
This year Durga Ashtami of Chaitra Navratri is on 29th March, Wednesday. On this day, Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month is at 09:07 pm. Mother Mahagauri is worshiped on the day of Mahashtami or Durga Ashtami. Maa Mahagauri is the eighth avatar or form of Maa Durga.

Ravi Yoga and Shobhan Yoga are formed on the day of Durga Ashtami. Ravi Yoga is from 08:07 the night to 06:14 in the morning the next day. On this day Shobhan Yoga is from early morning till late night till 12:13.

When is Mahanavami?
This year the Mahanavami fast of Chaitra Navratri is on 30 March. This day is Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month, it is till 11.30 pm. Mother Siddhidatri is worshiped on the day of Mahanavami or Durga Navami. She is the 9th incarnation of Maa Durga. She is the giver of all kinds of achievements.

4 auspicious yogas are formed on the day of Mahanavami. On Durga Navami, there is Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga and Ravi Yoga throughout the day. Guru Pushya Yoga is from 10:59 the night to 06:13 in the morning. Amrit Siddhi Yoga is also from 10:59 PM to 06:13 AM.


When is Kanya Puja?
On the Durga Ashtami and Mahanavami days of Navratri, there is a ritual of worshiping girls. Do Kanya Puja on the day when Kanya Puja takes place at your place. Girls are considered to be the form of Maa Durga, that's why they are worshiped during Navratri and seek her blessings. In such a situation, Kanya Puja will be held on March 29 and March 30.

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