Gupta Navratri 2023 Puja and Importance: The time of Navratri is considered most auspicious for worshiping Maa Durga. Navratri is celebrated a total of four times throughout the year. There are two Gupta Navratris and two normal Navratris. Navratri takes place in the Hindu months of Magha, Chaitra, Ashadh and Ashwin. All Navratris fall in the interval of 3-3 months. Gupta Navratri of Magh month year 2023 It is the first Navratri of
All Navratris start from Pratipada i.e. Ekam Tithi of the month till Navami Tithi. This year Magh Gupta Navratri is starting from Sunday 22 January 2023 which will end on Monday 30 January 2023. It is believed that by worshiping during Gupta Navratri, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled and they get freedom from suffering.
Gupt Navratri 2023 Muhurat
Magh Month Gupta Navratri Begins – Sunday 22 January 2023
Pratipada date starts – January 22, from 02:22 in the morning
Pratipada date ends – January 22, till 10:27 pm
Abhijeet Muhurta for Kalash Sthapana – January 22, from 12:11 to 12:54 pm
How Gupta Navratri is different from normal Navratri
- Normal Navratri falls in the month of Chaitra and Ashwin. In this, there is a religious atmosphere of worship among the common people and it is celebrated like a festival. On the last day, Kanya Puja and Bhoj are also held. On the other hand, sadhna has special importance in Gupta Navratri.
- Nine different forms of the Goddess are worshiped in the normal Navratri. But in Gupta Navratri, worshipers do the worship of ten Mahavidyas.
- Gupta Navratri is especially important for people associated with Tantric rituals, Shakti Sadhana and Mahakal etc. In this the seeker also has to follow strict rules and do sadhna along with fasting.
- There is such a belief regarding Gupta Navratri that, during this period Lord Vishnu is in the period of sleep and in such a situation the divine powers start to weaken. At this time the effect of Rudra, Yama, Varun etc. starts increasing on the earth. For the protection of these calamities, 10 Mahavidyas are worshiped in Gupta Navratri.
Major Goddesses in Normal Navratri and Gupta Navratri
In the Navratri falling in the month of Chaitra and Ashwin, where Maa Durga worships nine forms Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri, whereas in Gupta Navratri, sadhak Mahavidya i.e. Kali for Tantra Sadhna, Tara, Tripura Sundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Chinnamasta, Bhairavi, Dhrumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala are worshipped.
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