15 APR 2016 DURGA PUJA(NAVMI)-NAVDURGA 9

Durga Puja commemorates the annual visit of the Goddess with her children to her parents’ home, leaving finally on the Dashami to be re-united with Shiva. This leaving ceremony is symbolised by the immersion of the sculptures on Dashami.[9]

Durga Puja is also a festivity of Good (Ma Durga) winning over the evil (Mahishasur the demon). It is a worship of power of Good which always wins over the bad.

Durga puja mantra[edit]

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Mantras, the integral part of Durga puja are accompanied by the rhythmic beatings of the dhak, smell of the incense sticks,”ululu “”dhoono”, and flowers. These create the atmosphere of Durga puja. Chanting of mantras in Sanskrit is essential part of the Durga Puja festival.[20] This is a part of Durga Puja’s Pushpanjali Mantra:

Om Jayanti, Mangala, Kali, Bhadrakali, Kapalini. Durga, Shiba, Kshama, Dhatri, Swaha, Swadha Namahstu Te.

Esha Sachandana Gandha Pushpa Bilwa Patranjali, Om Hrring Durgaoi Namah[21]

Durga Slokas (which is also known as Devi Mantra)[22] praises Durga as symbol of all divine forces. According to the sloka, Durga is omnipresent as the embodiment of power, intelligence, peace, wealth, morality etc. A part of Durga Sloka is as follows:[23]

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Matri rupena samsthita
Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Shakti rupena samsthita
Ya Devi sarva bhutesu Shanti rupena samsthita
Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah

Translation:

The goddess who is omnipresent as the personification of universal mother
The goddess who is omnipresent as the embodiment of power
The goddess who is omnipresent as the symbol of peace
I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her

Durga puja mantra and Ashtanayika[edit]

In Hinduism whenever a priest worships Goddess Durga, he has to utter a mantra which gives an account of Goddess Durga together with Ashtanayika (her eight eternal playmates). The priest then deeply concentrates his mind upon Goddess Durga together with Ashtanayika (her eight eternal playmates or companions).[24][25][26]

Durga Puja commemorates the annual visit of the Goddess with her children to her parents’ home, leaving finally on the Dashami to be re-united with Shiva. This leaving ceremony is symbolised by the immersion of the sculptures on Dashami.[9]

Durga Puja is also a festivity of Good (Ma Durga) winning over the evil (Mahishasur the demon). It is a worship of power of Good which always wins over the bad.

Durga puja mantra[edit]

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A 51 second sample of Durga Puja Mantra recited in Sanskrit.

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Mantras, the integral part of Durga puja are accompanied by the rhythmic beatings of the dhak, smell of the incense sticks,”ululu “”dhoono”, and flowers. These create the atmosphere of Durga puja. Chanting of mantras in Sanskrit is essential part of the Durga Puja festival.[20] This is a part of Durga Puja’s Pushpanjali Mantra:

Om Jayanti, Mangala, Kali, Bhadrakali, Kapalini. Durga, Shiba, Kshama, Dhatri, Swaha, Swadha Namahstu Te.

Esha Sachandana Gandha Pushpa Bilwa Patranjali, Om Hrring Durgaoi Namah[21]

Durga Slokas (which is also known as Devi Mantra)[22] praises Durga as symbol of all divine forces. According to the sloka, Durga is omnipresent as the embodiment of power, intelligence, peace, wealth, morality etc. A part of Durga Sloka is as follows:[23]

Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Matri rupena samsthita
Ya Devi sarva bhuteshu Shakti rupena samsthita
Ya Devi sarva bhutesu Shanti rupena samsthita
Namestasyai Namestasyai Namestasyai Namoh Namah

Translation:

The goddess who is omnipresent as the personification of universal mother
The goddess who is omnipresent as the embodiment of power
The goddess who is omnipresent as the symbol of peace
I bow to her, I bow to her, I bow to her

Durga puja mantra and Ashtanayika[edit]

In Hinduism whenever a priest worships Goddess Durga, he has to utter a mantra which gives an account of Goddess Durga together with Ashtanayika (her eight eternal playmates). The priest then deeply concentrates his mind upon Goddess Durga together with Ashtanayika (her eight eternal playmates or companions).[24][25][26]

Worship Maa Durga on Ashtami and Mahanavmi to get special blessings

Maa Durga -Magh Ashtami and Mahanavmi

Gupt Navratri are the nine secret days dedicated to Maa Shakti. These days are spend in the devotion of Maa Durga to attain her blessings. During Gupt Navratri, Hindu vedic scriptures, such as Shrimad-Devi-Bhagwad and Shri Durgasaptshati, are recited to invoke the Goddess Durga during prayers and worship rituals. Magh Navratri is celebrated to propitiate the Shakti and get blessed by the prosperity, knowledge and wealth.

Important Days of Magh Navratri 2013 – Ashtami and Maa Durga-Magh Ashtami and MahanavmiMahanavmi

Like every Navrtari, the Ashtami and Mahanavmi or the eighth and ninth days of Gupt Navratras are considered highly auspicious. In 2013, Magh Navratri Ashtami is on 18th Feb and Mahanavmi is on 19th Feb. On Ashtami, special poojas and worship rituals are performed in all the Shakti peethas of India. The last and final day of Navratri is observed as the Maha Navmi. On this day, a grand havan is observed, in which the Durga Sapatshati is recited to invoke Goddess Durga. On the tenth day or dashmi, nine girls below the age of 12 years, personifying Maa Durga, are worshiped and provided with clothes, food and several gifts.

What should be done on Ashtami and Mahanavmi

1. You should bathe in the morning and clean your puja ghar.
2. Then clean the Maa Durga idol or picture with water or a clean cloth.
3. After cleaning, set your plate for worshiping, which shall include – incense (dhoop), deep (cotton balls dipped in ghee or oil), chunri, flowers, bindi, bangles and holy prasad.
4. Now sprinkle the Gangajal to purify your house and ignite the diya.
5. Now chant the ‘Durga Mantra’ mentioned below (atleast 11 times, if 108 times not possible)
6. After Durga Mantra, you must recite the Durga Chalisa and conclude the Pooja with Durga Aarti.

7. On Navmi, after following the above mentioned procedure for pooja, you should invite 9 girls (of below 12 years of age) at your home and worship them.

8. After worshiping them, you should feed them with food prepared for bhog and gift them with clothes or other things.

Durga Mantra to be chanted during the Pooja on Ashtami and Mahanavmi

सर्वमङ्गलमङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके।

शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते॥2

अर्थ – नारायणी! तुम सब प्रकार का मङ्गल प्रदान करनेवाली मङ्गलमयी हो। कल्याणदायिनी शिवा हो। सब पुरुषार्थो को सिद्ध करनेवाली, शरणागतवत्सला, तीन नेत्रोंवाली एवं गौरी हो। तुम्हें नमस्कार है।

OnlinePrasad wishes you a Happy Magh Navratri Ashtami and mahanavmi. We hope that Maa Durga always blesses you and your family with good health and wealth.

This Ashtami and Navmi, seek blessings of forms of Shakti – i.e. of Maa Lakshmi, Maa Vaishno Devi and Maa Karni. Click to get Magh Navratri Ashtami or Mahanavmi prasad. Jai Mata Di

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