Chaitra Navratri 2023 Date: In Chaitra Navratri also auspicious times are required for Ghatasthapana. And Ghatasthapana is done after seeing the auspicious time according to all the rules and regulations. According to Panchang, know which materials are needed during Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana and what is the complete method of Ghatasthapana. Also, note down the auspicious time for Panchopachar Puja and Ghatasthapana. Know when is Chaitra Navratri 2023? Know what is the date of Chaitra Navratri Saptami, Ashtami and Navami Tithi.
Chaitra Navratri 2023 date
- Chaitra Navratri first day (22 March 2023) – Pratipada date, Mother Shailputri worship, Ghatasthapana
- Chaitra Navratri second day (23 March 2023) – Dwitiya Tithi, Maa Brahmacharini Puja
- Chaitra Navratri third day (24 March 2023) – Tritiya Tithi, Maa Chandraghanta Puja
- Chaitra Navratri Fourth Day (25 March 2023) – Chaturthi Tithi, Maa Kushmanda Puja
- Chaitra Navratri fifth day (26 March 2023) – Panchami Tithi, Maa Skandamata Puja
- Chaitra Navratri Sixth Day (27 March 2023) – Shashti Tithi, Maa Katyayani Puja
- Chaitra Navratri seventh day (28 March 2023) – Saptami Tithi, Maa Kalratri Puja
- Chaitra Navratri eighth day (29 March 2023) – Ashtami Tithi, Maa Mahagauri Puja, Mahashtami
- Chaitra Navratri ninth day (30 March 2023) – Navami date, Maa Siddhidatri Puja, Durga Mahanavami, Ram Navami (Ram Navami 2023 Date)
- Chaitra Navratri 10th day – On the 10th day the Navratri fast will be observed.
Chaitra Navratri 2023 Kalash Sthapana Auspicious Time
- Chaitra Ghatasthapana on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
- Ghatasthapana Muhurta – 06:23 am to 07:32 am
- Duration – 01 Hour 09 Minutes
- Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls on Pratipada date
- Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls during Bi-Swabhav Meena Lagna
- Pratipada Date Start – March 21, 2023 at 10:52 PM
- Pratipada date ends – 22 March 2023 at 08:20 pm
- Meena Lagna Begins – March 22, 2023 at 06:23 AM
- Meena Lagna ends – March 22, 2023 at 07:32 am
Chaitra Navratri Kalash Sthapana Complete Contents
Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana Samagri
- Wide and open earthen pot for sowing seven grains.
- Clean soil for sowing seven grains.
- Sapta Dhanya or the seeds of seven different grains.
- Small earthen or brass pot.
- Ganges water or holy water to fill the Kalash.
- Sacred thread/Moli/Kalaya.
- Fragrance (perfume).
- Coins to put in the urn.
- 5 leaves of Ashoka or Mango tree.
- A lid to cover the Kalash.
- Akshat to put in the lid.
- Coconut without peeling.
- Red cloth for warping coconut.
- Marigold flowers and garlands.
- Durva grass.
Preparation of urn.
Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana Vidhi urn preparation
Kalash is prepared before invoking the Goddess during Chaitra Navratri.
Step 1 – First take a wide earthen pot (which will be used to keep the urn) for sowing grains. Spread the first layer of soil in the pot and then spread the seeds of grains. Now put the second layer of soil and grains. In the second layer, the grains should be spread near the periphery of the vessel. Now spread the third and last layer of soil in the pot. If required add some water to the pot to set the soil.
Step 2 – Now tie the sacred thread around the neck of the Kalash and fill it with holy water up to the neck. Put supari, gand, durva grass, akshat and coins in the water. Before covering the Kalash, keep 5 Ashoka leaves on the edge of the Kalash.
Step 3 – Now take a coconut without peel and wrap it in a red cloth. Tie coconut and red cloth with sacred thread.
Now place the coconut on the kalash prepared in step 2. Finally, place the kalash prepared in step 1 in the center. Now you have the Kalash ready to invite Goddess Durga.
invoke goddess durga
Now invoke Goddess Durga and request her to accept your prayers and bless you by residing in the Kalash for nine days.
As the name suggests, Panchopchar Puja (पण्चोपचार पूजा) is performed with five worship objects. First of all show the lamp to the Kalash and all the deities called in it. After lighting the lamp, light a stick of incense and offer it on the urn, then offer flowers and fragrance. Finally, to end the Panchopachar Puja, offer Naivedya (Naivedya) i.e. fruits and sweets to the Kalash.