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2015 Bilva Nimantran timings during Durga Puja for New Delhi, India

Bilva Nimantran

October 2015
Bilva Nimantran
Bilva Nimantran

Bilva Nimantran Puja Time

Bilva Nimantran Muhurat on Panchami = 15:29 to 17:45
Duration = 2 Hours 15 Mins
Note – 24-hour clock with local time of New Delhi & DST adjusted for all Muhurat timings (if applicable)
2015 Bilva Nimantran

Bilva Nimantran is done during Shashthi Tithi while it prevails during Sanyakal. Sometimes Shashthi ends before Sanyakal but prevails during Sanyakal on previous day i.e. on Panchami Tithi. If it happens then Sanyakal on Panchami Tithi is considered more suitable for doing Bilva Namantran.

Most people during Durga Puja take Shashthi Tithi for Kalparambha, Bodhon and Adhivas & Amantran irrespective of it prevailing during Sanyakal or not. According to religious texts combination of Sanyakal and Shashthi is the most appropriate time for Bilva Puja.

However, Navpatrika Pravesh is always done on Saptami Tithi even if Bilva Nimantran is done on Panchami due to non-availability of Sanyakal Shashthi on the next day.

The main rituals on the first day of Durga Puja, which mostly falls one day before Navpatrika Puja, are Kalparambha, Bodhon and Adhivas & Amantran.

Kalparambha is done early in the morning preferably during Pratahkal. Kalparambha rituals consists of installing the water filled Ghata or Kalash, offering worship to Goddess Durga and takingSankalpa, the firm determination to conduct the Puja ritualistically during the next three days namely Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami.

Bodhon which is also known as Akal Bodhon is performed during Sanyakal. Bodhon means awakening and as name implies Goddess Durga is symbolically awakened during this ritual. According to Hindu mythology all Gods and Goddesses go to sleep for six months during Dakshiyana. Because Durga Puja falls in the middle of this period, the Goddess Durga is first awakened before worshipping. The first awakening of Goddess Durga was done by Lord Rama who wanted to propitiate the Goddess before fighting ten headed Demon Ravana. Due to untimely awakening of Goddess Durga Bodhon ritual is also known as Akal Bodhon.

The ritual of Bodhon consists of installing a water filled Kalash or vessel at the base of Bilva tree. Bilva tree is also known as Bel tree whose leaves are the utmost sacrosanct for Shiva Pujan. During Bodhon prayers are offered to awaken Mother Durga.

Adhivas and Amantran rites are done after Bodhon. Invocation of Goddess Durga is known asAvahana (आवाहन) and symbolically installing Goddess Durga in Bilva after Avahana is known asAdhivas (अधिवास). Bilva tree is also sanctified before installing Goddess Durga into it during Adhivas rites.

After Adhivas, Goddess Durga is given invitation to accept the Navpatrika Puja on the next day. Inviting Goddess Durga ritualistically is known as Amantran (आमंत्रण).

Navratri 2015 Saraswati Pooja – Seek Maa Saraswati’s Blessings

Maa Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and wisdom and a divine form of Maa Adi Shakti, the supreme mother Goddess of the Universe. She is worshipped by Hindu devotees around the world, who chant her holy mantras and perform pooja rituals to seek her most powerful blessings.

The Saraswati pooja that is observed during the auspicious period of Ashwin Navratri is of great significance. It is said that those who worship the Goddess during this period, are enlightened with great wisdom and intellect, which leads to the betterment of their lives.

Maha Navratri Saraswati pooja falls on 19th October 2015, which is the lunar day of Ashwin Shukla Paksha Sasthi. Now, let us take a look at the Vidhi and benefits of Saraswati Pooja

Saraswati Pooja Vidhi

Gather pooja samagri along with Maa Saraswatis idol or image.

Light lamps, incense and offer flowers to the Goddess.

Pray and chant the Saraswati Vandana, chalisa and other mantras.

Perform aarti to seek the Goddesses’ blessings.

Benefits Of Saraswati Pooja

1. Improves the ability of one’s children to gain knowledge and intellect.

2. Enlightens the minds of all members of one’s family.

3. Removes self-doubt and gives great peace of mind.

4. It is an ideal occasion for Vidya Arambh, or the initiation of a child’s schooling period.

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19 October 2015 – Durga Puja Shashthi Tithi – Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Adhivas & Amantran

Durga_idolBengali Panjika for 19 October 2015 – Durga Puja on Shashthi Tithi. 2015 Kalparambha and Akal Bodhon during Durga Puja. 2015 Amantran and Adhivas Puja during Durga Puja.

Kalparambha, Bodhon, Adhivas and Amantran is done on Shashthi Tithi, irrespective of any Sandhyakal Muhurat. Navpatrika Pravesh during Durga Puja is performed on Saptami Tithi. It must be noted that Navpatrika Pravesh is always done on Saptami.

Kalparambha is an important ritual. During the ritual, Ghata or Kalash is installed and devotee take Sankalpa, pledge to Goddess Durga to conduct the Durga Puja with full faith and obesrving all the rituals. Bodhon Puja or Akal Bodhon is the second most important ritual. Devotees awaken Goddess Durga. It is important because, according to Hindu mythology, during Dakshiyana, all Gods and Goddesses go to sleep for six months. Hence it is very vital to first awaken Devi Durga before worshipping her. Adhivas and Amantran rituals are done after Bodhon Puja. As per the Hindu ritual, symbolically installing Goddess Durga in Bel Patra or Bilva is known as Adhivas. After Adhivas puja, Devi Durga is offered humble invitation to accept the Puja. The ritual of inviting Devi Durga is known as Amantran.

It is believd that Lord Ram performed Akal Bhodon of Goddess Durga before waging war against Ravana, the king of Lanka. Lord Rama invoked, worshipped and sought blessing of Goddess Durga before starting the battle.


19 October 2015, Monday
1937 Manmatha Shaka Samvat
2072 Kilaka Vikram Samvat
2071 Gujarati Samvat
Ashwin Amanta Month
Ashwin Purnimanta Month

Nakshatra and Tithi

Ashwin Shukla Paksha
Shashthi Tithi upto 14:38
Mula Nakshatra upto 14:11
Atiganda Yoga upto 22:55


Taitila Karana upto 14:38
Garaja Karana upto 02:35 on 20 October 2015

Sunsign and Moonsign

Tula Sunsign
Dhanu Moonsign

Sunrise and Moonrise

Sunrise: 05:38
Sunset: 17:04
Moonrise: 10:41
Moonset: 22:03

Shubh Muhurat (Auspicious Timings)

Abhijit Muhurat: 10:58 – 11:44
Amrit Kaal: 07:31 – 09:11

Ashubh Muhurat (Inauspicious Timings)

Rahu Kaal: 07:03 – 08:29
Gulikai Kaal: 12:47 – 14:13
Yamaganda: 09:55 – 11:21
Dur Muhurat: 11:44 – 12:30
Dur Muhurat: 14:01 – 14:47
Varjyam: 12:31 – 14:11
Varjyam: 23:56 – 01:34 on 20 0ctober 2015

Anandadi Yoga and Tamil Yoga

Lumba Anandadi Yoga upto 14:11
Utpata Anandadi Yoga
Marana Tamil Yoga upto 14:11
Marana Tamil Yoga

Yoga in Bengali Panjika

Amrit Yoga: 05:37 – 07:09
Shunya Yoga: 07:09 – 08:41
Amrit Yoga: 08:41 – 10:58
Vakra Yoga: 10:58 – 17:04
Vakra Yoga: 17:04 – 19:35
Amrit Yoga: 19:35 – 22:56
Vakra Yoga: 22:56 – 02:17 on 20 October 2015
Amrit Yoga: 02:17 – 03:07 on 20 October 2015
Vakra Yoga: 03:07 – 05:38 on 20 October 2015

Hindu Panchang for 19 October 2015, Monday, for Kolkata, India.
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Durga Puja 2015: A Five Day Visit By Devi Durga!

Durga Puja 2015 dates are ‘October 18 – October 23’. Durga Puja, also known as Sharadotsav is celebrated in Autumn. It marks the transcendance of Goddess Durga on earth for five holy days. Read below to know more as the Mother Goddess will be approaching us soon.

Durga Puja 2015: What Is Durga Puja?

Durga Puja 2015 dates are here.Durga Puja is one of the most awaited Hindu festivals. Hence, we have brought you each and every detail, you need to know about Durga Puja in 2015.

Durga Puja calls for the personification of Goddess Durga when she visits us for a period of five holy days. Durga Puja is the festival of joy and it turns into a carnival in West Bengal. Durga Puja, also known as Sharadotsav, is performed during the season of Autumn.

Durga Puja is celebrated in vivid forms in different parts of the country, but West Bengal remains the hub for Durga Puja celebration. Let’s know more about Durga Puja before we proceed to worship Goddess Durga in 2015.

Mahalaya heralds the coming of Goddess Durga on earth. On the day of Mahalaya, Goddess Durga is invited to transcend on earth. The festival of Durga Puja starts from Shashthi or the sixth day of the month of Ashvin. It ends with the immersion of Durga idols or Visarjan on Vijayadashami.

On Durga Puja, Goddess Durga is worshiped along with her four children – Ganesha, Kartikeya, Laxmi, and Saraswati. Lord Shiva is also given a special place during Durga Puja. The period of worship is also known as Devi Paksha or the fortnight of the goddess.

The time of celebration is also known as Akaal Bodhan. Durga Puja is celebrated in the autumnal phase of the year but, there is a contradiction to it. According to evidences in mythology, the Sharadotsav or Durga Puja of autumn season is the unconventional time to worship Goddess Durga.

Actually, Durga Puja is to be celebrated during the Chaitra month of Hindu Calendar , known as Basanti Durga Puja. Although, Sharadotsav has gained much more popularity and it has become the prime festival to invoke Goddess Durga’s blessings in India.

The commencement of Durga Puja corresponds with the sixth day of Navratri festival.

The festival of Durga Puja cannot be termed as a carnival of mere 5 days. It actually begins from the day of Mahalaya. To know more, let’s take a look at the dates of Durga Puja 2015 according to Hindu Calendar.

To understand Durga Puja in detail, read the legends associated with it.

Legends Of Durga Puja

Alike any other Hindu festival, Durga Puja has more than one legend associated with it. Let’s take a look at the legends of Durga Puja.

Mahishasura Mardaani And Durga Puja

The demon king, Mahishasura, had grown into a heinous power and started killing innocent people. In order to stop Mahishasura’s killing spree, Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara created the divine lady – Durga.

Durga was blessed with weapons from Devas or gods and a lion as her conveyance. She fought the Asura (Mahishasura) for nine long days. It was the tenth day, when Goddess Durga was finally able to conquer over the demon. Mahishasura was killed by Durga on Vijaya Dashami and she freed mankind, ultimately. Thus, she came to be known as Mahishasura Mardini after killing Mahishasura.

Owing to such a triumph of good over evil, Durga Puja is celebrated every year. Now, let’s take a look at the other legends of Durga Puja.

Lord Rama And Durga Puja

Durga Puja is also known as Akaal Bodhan, due to its association with the legend of Lord Rama. Before heading to the battle against Ravana, Rama worshipped Durga to be bestowed with her blessings.

According to traditions, the Puja required 108 lotuses, but unfortunately one lotus was missing. To compensate the missing lotus, Rama offered one of his eyes to Goddess Durga. This pleased Durga Devi and Rama was able to invoke her true blessings.

Lord Rama defeated Ravana on the day of Vijayadashami after a fight that lasted for nine days as he was blessed of being invincible.

Akaal Bodhan means the untimely period of worshipping Goddess Durga. The period of worship by Lord Rama is termed to be the unconventional time to invoke Goddess Durga. Hence, its name Akaal Bodhan is popular among a large fraction of regions.

To know more about the significance of the days of Durga Puja 2015, let’s take a look at how Durga Puja will be celebrated in 2015.

Durga Puja 2015: Durga Puja Preparations

Durga Puja or Durgotsav celebrates triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura.Preparations for Durga Puja start months before the actual occurrence. Pandals or temporary stages are created for installation of the idols of deities. This is a great time for the artisans or idol crafters to showcase their creativity. Kumartuli in Kolkata is a famous place where artisans spend months to carve the ideal sculpture of Mahishasura Mardini.

Bengalis consider Durga Puja as the prime festival that is celebrated annually. People indulge themselves in shopping and prepare themselves for the ultimate festivity of Durga Puja. But before carving out the idols of Durga, there is another important ritual that is followed in Durga Puja.

Let’s take a look at the tradition that is to be followed in Durga Puja 2015 before beginning with the sculpting process.

Sex Workers And Durga Puja

Sex workers are given special regards during Durga Puja. It is a long carried tradition that the soil from the colonies of the sex workers are mixed with the clay particles. The collected clay particles are used to carve the idol of Goddess Durga. It is considered as a holy process. Now, let’s find out the reasons for doing so:

  1. This act would make them feel a part of the normalized society.
  2. This, in turn, also describes the soil inside the doorstep of the sex workers as impure. Hence, the soil particles are collected ahead of the exterior doorstep.

Be it any cause, the soil from the courtyards of the sex workers are considered virtuous. This practice is most prevalent in Nishiddho Pallis of Kolkata or the forbidden lanes of Kolkata. After the soil is collected, it is used by the artisans and utilized in their sculpting work.

Durga Puja 2015 is going to commence from Shashthi. But, the festive mood captures the mind of the devotees from the day of Mahalaya. But, what is Mahalaya?

Durga Puja 2015: Mahalaya

On Mahalaya, Mahishasura Mardini or Goddess Durga is invited to come down to earth. Mahalaya is observed a week before the festival of Durga Puja or Shashthi. Mahalaya has indeed become the first day of Durga Puja for the Bengalis. On the day of Mahalaya, people especially Bengalis wake up at dawn and tune their radios to listen to “Mahishasura Mardini”. Mahishasura Mardini Karyakrama is a radio show which has gained immense popularity since the golden era that depicts the journey from birth of Durga to the emergence of Mahishasura Mardini.

Till Shashthi, the air already attains the festive mood as the Durga Puja approaches. Durga Puja begins on Shashthi as Goddess Durga accepts the requests of the earthlings and descends on earth.

Durga Puja 2015: Shashthi

On the day of Shashthi, Mahishasura Mardini is welcomed, as she comes down on earth for a period of five days. Dhaks or leather instruments increase the fanfare of her arrival. Kalparamba Puja is performed which is later followed by Bodhan and Adivas.

On Shashthi, idols of Goddess Durga are installed in the worshipping place with special Pujas and customs.

Durga Puja 2015: Saptami

On Saptami, Goddess durga is worshiped along with nine types of plants. On Saptami or the second day of Durga Puja, Kalabou or banana plant is provided with a holy bath before the arrival of dawn. The nine forms of plants that are worshiped on Saptami refers to the nine forms of Goddess Durga. They are also known as Nabapatrika, which is also observed as a festival by the peasants, wishing for better harvest in the upcoming harvest season.

Durga Puja 2015: Ashtami

Pushpanjali is the main feature on the day of Ashtami. It is also known as Mahashtami. The day commences with the chanting of Sanskrit recitals followed by Pushpanjali. Ashtami is regarded as the most important day of the festival of Durga Puja. In some regions, Kumari Puja is held where young, unmarried girls are worshiped as the mother Goddess. The day ends with Sandhi Puja in the evening. Sandhi Puja is followed by evening Aarti.

Durga Puja 2015: Navami

Sandhi Puja declares the beginning of Navami. On Navami, Bhog (sacred food offering) is prepared for the Mahishasura Mardini. This is later distributed among the devotees as Prasad. Dhunuchi dance is a prime feature that takes place on the day of Navami. The Dhunuchi dance adds more festivity to the air in Durga Puja. The next day is Vijaya Dashami or Vijayadashami.

Durga Puja 2015: Vijaya Dashami

Sindur Khela will be played on Dashami of Durga Puja in 2015.This is the day when the turn for bidding a farewell to Mahishasura Mardini (Durga Devi) arrives. Sindoor Khela or vermilion act is performed on Vijaya Dashami, where married women smear vermilion on each other’s face. A grand farewell is expected as Goddess Durga is on her way to return to heaven.

On Vijaya Dashami, idols of Durga are immersed in the rivers or lakes. This event is known as Durga Visarjan. This marks the end of Durga Puja with crying ambience all around. Devotees cheer during Visarjan “ Asche bochor abar hobe” which states that there will always be the next year as Goddess Durga will transcend again.

Durga Puja is more than just five days of religious worship, where Goddess Durga or Mahishasura Mardini, is paid ritual regards. It is a frolic carnival in the state of West Bengal and for the Bengalis outside. During these five days, Pandals are created around Kolkata and other sub-urban regions of West Bengal.

Durga Puja is widely celebrated in parts of Delhi as well. In places outside Bengal, people from the Bengali community indulge themselves into an ambient get-together process. Goddess Durga is also worshiped in parts of North India and western parts of India, but it’s West Bengal where the festival of Durga Puja is celebrated with such enthusiasm.

Talking about Pandals, theme-based Pandals have gained enormous popularity in the modern era in Bengal. In theme-based decorations, Pandals are crafted according to existing or pre-existing trends in the society.

Durga Puja becomes the ground for casual gatherings such as Adda, where people gather around to enroll themselves in casual but interesting topics. This is a common trend in the streets of Bengal. Durga Puja in 2015, is all set to bring together the Bengalis once again. In Durga Puja 2015, people adorn themselves to welcome Goddess Durga on earth once again, after a mournful year of divine separation.

MyKundali wishes you all Happy Durga Puja 2015!


Holi The Festival Of Colors, Photo Essay

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Holi in India heralds the  arrival of Spring.

It is also believed  to  be  day when Prahlada the son of Hiranyakasipu was saved from Fire where his father made for him by Lord Vishnu.

The Day is celebrated with people spraying colors on each other.

The Ritual.

Ritual time

Dharma Sindhu and Nirnaya Sindhu, Sanskrit texts of festive rituals and dharma shastras says morning of holi should be spent joyfully by playing with cows and calves; Holika dahan should be performed after evening.

Having constructed a platform hallowed with ‘Go Maya’ (cow dung) one should arrange a stack of sticks with Agni and perform Holika Puja with the ‘Sankalpa’ and ‘Aavaahana’ of

“Sakutumbasya mama Dhundhaa Rakshasi preetyartham tatpeedaa parihaa –raartham Holikaa pujanam karishye/ —Asmaadbhirbhayasantrastaih krutaatwam Holikeyatah, Atastwaam Pujayishyaami bhutabhuti pradaabhava!” (As were afraid of you Holika Devi! we seek your compassion and thus are resorting to shodashopachaaraas to you. Do kindly show us fearlessness and prosperity!)

The mantras addressing Holika Devi state that the ten days from Panchami and Purnima are quite propitious and during these days even stealing of ‘Indhana’ or fire-wood ignored to celebrate Holi fire on the Purnima Day when throwing of water, smearing on other’s faces with colours and using of indecent language etc., are ignored as gestures of friendship especially with neighbours and friendship circles; there would be group singing, dances and exravaganza of merriment all through the day and night. This is how the Raakshasi Holika would be satisfied.

Next morning, a Chandaala is touched before taking bath and after carrying out nitya karmaas, Holika Devi be greeted and take up one’s own duties so that the year ahead would be devoid of diseases, difficulties and mental problems.(wiki).

An Indian child reacts as colored powder is smeared on her hair during Holi festival in Chennai, India, on March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)

An Indian child reacts as colored powder is smeared on her hair during Holi festival in Chennai, India, on March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)

Indian Hindu devotees throw colored powder at the Radha Rani temple during the Lathmar Holi festival in Barsana, on March 21, 2013. Lathmar Holi is a local celebration, but it takes place well before the national Holi day on March 27. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

A Hindu devotee, face smeared with colored powder, leaves the Banke Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, India, on March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

A Hindu devotee, face smeared with colored powder, leaves the Banke Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, India, on March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Hindu devotees play with color during Holi celebrations at the Banke Bihari temple on March 27, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Hindu devotees play with color during Holi celebrations at the Banke Bihari temple on March 27, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Indian revelers cover each other with colored powder look on during Holi festival celebrations in Siliguri, on March 27, 2013. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian revelers cover each other with colored powder look on during Holi festival celebrations in Siliguri, on March 27, 2013. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

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Saraswati Puja Stotras Dwadasa Nama, Navratri Shlokas Audio

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Goddess Sarasvati is the Repository of Knowledge.



She is also worshipped as Sri Sharada,Vani, Bharati, Hamsavahini, Brahmacharini,Buddhi dhatri, Varadayini,

She is also the jnana swaroopa of Gayatri,Savitri.

Dwadasa nama of Sarasvati contains the 12 names of Sarasvati(Dva-Dasam)

Chanting of this mantra bestows one with clarity of thought and wisdom.

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Navratri, Lakshmi Dwadasa Nama Sahasra Nama Audio

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Lakshmi Dwadasa Nama is one of the most powerful Mantras of Laksmi.

Lakshmi Sahasranama  equally powerful.

Lakshmi Dwadasa nama

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Navaratri Puja 4,Days 7-9 Saraswathi,Vijaya Dashami Text Audio.

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Day 7-Bhavani.

According to legend, goddess Bhavani gave a di...

According to legend, goddess Bhavani gave a divine sword to Shivaji. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Bhavani Bhujangam.

Shadathara pangeruham, anthar virajath,
Sushumnantharalethi thejollasanthim,
Sudha mandalam dravayanthim pibanthim,
Sudha moorthy meede chidananda roopam. 1

Jwalath kodi balarka bhasarunangim,
Sulavanya srungara lokabhiramam,
Mahapadma kinjalka madhye virajat,
Trikone nishannam bhaje sri Bhavanim. 2

Kwanath Kinkini nuporoth bhasi rathna,
Prabhaleeda lakshardhra padaabhja yugmam,
Ajesachyuthadyai surai sevyamanam,
Maha devi manmurdhy thee bhavayami. 3

Susonamambara baddha ne virajan
Maha rathna kanchi kalapam nithambham,
Sphurat dakshinavartha nabhim cha thisro,
Vallerambha thee romarajim bajeham. 4

Lasad Vrutha muthunga manikya kumbho,
Pamasri stanadwandha mbabujakshim,
Bhaje dugadha punarabhiramam thavedam,
Maha hara deeptham sada prasruthasyam. 5

Sirisha prasoonoolasaasad bahu dandair,
Jwaladwanakodanda pasangusaischa,
Chaladkankanodhara keyura bhoosho,
Jwaladd bharlasanthim Bhaje Sri Bhavanim. 6

Sarad poorna Chandra prabha purna bimba,
Darasmera vakthra aravindam susantham,
Su ratnavali hara tataka shobham,
Maha suprasannam Bhaje Bhavanim. 7

Sunasaputam Sundara bru lalatam,
Thavo ashtai sriyam dana daksham kadaksham,
Lalate lasadh randa kasthuri bhoosham,
Sphurachri mukambhoja meedeha mamba. 8

Chalath kunthalanthar brahmad bhrunga vrundam,
Ghana snighdha dhammila bushojwalam te,
Sphuran mauli manikhya bandendu rekha,
Vilassollasad deepya moordhana mede. 9

Ithi sri Bhavani swaroopam thavedam,
Prapanchat param chahi sookshma prasannam,
Sphuratvambha dimbhasya mey hrth saroje,
Sada Vang mayam sarva thejo mayam cha. 10

Ganeshabhi mukkhyakhilai sakthi brundai,
Vrytham vai sphurajchakra rajollasanthim,
Param Raja rajeswari tripuri thwam,
Shivanngouparistha shivaam bhavayami. 11

Thwam arka sthwam indu sthwam agni sthwam aapa,
Sthwam aakasa Bhoo , Vayavasthwam mahatwam,
Thwadanyo na kaschid prapanchosthi sarva,
Thwam ananda samvit swaroopam bhajeham. 12

Sruthi namagamye suvedagamagne,
Mahimno na janathi param thavamba,
Sthuthim karthumichami they thwam Bhavani,
Sramasweda mathra pramugdha kilaham. 13

Gurusthwm Shivasthwam cha Shakthisthwam meva,
Thwamevasi matha, pitha cha thwameva,
Thwammevasi vidhya, thwamevasi bhandhu,
Gathir meymathir devi sarvam thwameva. 14

Saranye, varanye, sukarunya murthe,
Hiranyodharadyai raganye, supunye,
Bhavaranya bheethescha maam pahi bhadre,
Namasthe, Namasthe, Namasthe, Bhavani. 15

Ithi maam mahachchri Bhavani bujangam,
Sthuthim yah pated bhakthi yukthascha thasmai,
Swakeeyam padam saswatham veda saram,
Sriyam chashtasidhim Bhavani dadathi. 16

Bhavani, Bhavani, Bhavani, Trivaram,
Mudaram mudha sarvadha ye japanthe,
Na soko, na moho na papam, na bheethi,
Kadachi, kadanchit kuthashrijananam. 17

Day 8-Saraswati. Saraswati Puja.

Saraswati Stotram. “Yogundendu”



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Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu.

Day 9.Vijaya Dashami.

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Navratri Puja 3 – Days, 4-6 Durga Mahishasura Mardhini Lakshmi

Navaratri -Day 4.

Durga Ashtothram with Meaning in English.

Durga _Lakshmi+ Saraswati._

Please add ‘Om’ at the beginning of each Name and conclude with ‘Namah’

1) Durga – the Inaccessible
2) Devi – the Diety
3) Tribhuvaneshwari – Goddess of the Three Worlds
4) Yashodagarba Sambhoota – Emerging From Yashoda’s Womb
5) Narayanavarapriya – Fond of Narayana’s Boons
6) Nandagopakulajata – Daughter of the Nandagopa Race
7) Mangalya – Auspicious
8) Kulavardhini – Developer of the Race
10) Kamsavidravanakari – Threatened Kamsa

11) Asurakshayamkari – Reducer of the Number of Demons
12) Shilathata Vinikshibda – At Birth,Slammed By Kamsa
13) Akashagamini – Flew In the Sky
14) Vasudevabhagini – Sister of Vasudeva
15) Divamalya Vibhooshita – Adorned With Beautiful Garlands
16) Divyambaradhara – Beautifully Robed
17) Khadgaketaka Dharini – Holder of Sword and Shield
18) Shiva – Auspicious
19) Papadharini – Bearer of Others’ Sins
20) Varada – Granter of Boons

21) Krishna – Sister of Krishna
22) Kumari – Young Girl
23) Brahmacharini – Seeker of Brahman
24) Balarkasadrushakara – Like the Rising Sun
25) Purnachandra Nibhanana – Beautiful Like the Full Moon
26) Chaturbhuja – Four-Armed
27) Chaturvakttra – Four-Faced
28) Peenashroni Payodhara – Large Bosomed
29) Mayoora Pichhavalaya – Wearer of Peacock-Feathered Bangles
30) Keyurangadadharini – Bejewelled With Armlets and Bracelets

31) Krishnachhavisama – Like Krishna’s Radiance
32) Krishna – Dark-Complexioned
33) Sankarshanasamanana – Equal to Sankarshana
34) Indradhwaja Samabahudharini -With Shoulders like Indra’s Flag
35) Patradharini – Vessel-Holder
36) Pankajadharini – Lotus-Holder
37) Kanttadhara – Holder of Shiva’s Neck
38) Pashadharini – Holder of Rope
39) Dhanurdharini – Holder of Bow
40) Mahachakradharini – Holder of Chakra

41) Vividayudhadhara – Bearer of Various Weapons
42) Kundalapurnakarna Vibhooshita – Wearer of Earrings Covering the Ears
43) Chandravispardimukha – Beautiful Like the Moon
44) Mukutavirajita – Shining With Crown Adorned
45) Shikhipichhadwaja Virajita – Having Peacock-Feathered Flag
46) Kaumaravratadhara – Observer of Fasts like Young Girls Do
47) Tridivabhavayirtri – Goddess of the Three Worlds
48) Tridashapujita – the Goddess of the Celestials
49) Trailokyarakshini – Protector of the Three Worlds
50) Mahishasuranashini – Destroyer of Mahisha

51) Prasanna – Cheerful
52) Surashreshtta – Supreme among the Celestials
53) Shiva – Shiva’s Half
54) Jaya – Victorious
55) Vijaya – Conqueror
56) Sangramajayaprada – Granter of Victory in the War
57) Varada – Bestower
58) Vindhyavasini – Resident of the Vindhyas
59) Kali -Dark-Complexioned
60) Kali – Goddess of Death

61) Mahakali – Wife of Mahakala
62) Seedupriya – Fond of Drinks
63) Mamsapriya – Fond of Flesh
64) Pashupriya – Fond of All Beings
65) Bhootanushruta – Well-Wisher of Bhootaganas
66) Varada – Bestower
67) Kamacharini – Acting On One’s Own Accord
68) Papaharini – Destroyer of Sins
69) Kirti – Famed
70) Shree – Auspicious

71) Dhruti – Valiant
72) Siddhi Successful
73) Hri – Holy Chant of Hymns
74) Vidhya – Wisdom
75) Santati – Granter of Issues
76) Mati – Wise
77) Sandhya – Twilight
78) Ratri – Night
79) Prabha – Dawn
80) Nitya – Eternal

81) Jyotsana – Radiant like Flames
82) Kantha – Radiant
83) Khama – Embodiment of Forgiveness
84) Daya – Compassionate
85) Bandhananashini – Detacher of Attachments
86) Mohanashini – Destroyer of Desires
87) Putrapamrityunashini – Sustainer of Son’s Untimely Death
88) Dhanakshayanashini – Controller of Wealth Decrease
89) Vyadhinashini – Vanquisher of Ailments
90) Mruthyunashini – Destroyer of Death

91) Bhayanashini – Remover of Fear
92) Padmapatrakshi – Eyes Like the Lotus Leaf
93) Durga – Remover of Distress
94) Sharanya – Granter of Refuge
95) Bhaktavatsala Lover of Devotees
96) Saukhyada – Bestower of Well-Being
97) Arogyada – Granter of Good Health
98) Rajyada – Bestower of Kingdom
99) Ayurda – Granter of Longevity
100) Vapurda – Granter of Beautiful Appearance

101) Sutada – Granter of Issues
102) Pravasarakshika – Protector of Travelers
103) Nagararakshika – Protector of Land
104) Sangramarakshika – Protector of Wars
105) Shatrusankata Rakshika – Protector from Distress Caused By Foes
106) Ataviduhkhandhara Rakshika – Protector from Ignorance And Distress
107) Sagaragirirakshika – Protector of Seas and Hills
108) Sarvakaryasiddhi Pradayika – Granter of Success in All Attempts


Day-5 Mahishasura Mardhini.


ayi giri nandini, nandita medini, visva vinodini, nandinute ||
giri vara vindhya shirodhini vasini vishnuvilaasini jisnunute ||
bhagavati he shitikaNthakutumbini bhoorikutumbini bhoorikrute ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

suravaravarshiNi durdharadharshiNi durmukhamarshiNi harsharate ||
tribhuvanaposhiNi shankaratoshiNi kilbishamoshiNi ghosharate ||
danujaniroshiNi ditisutaroshiNi durmadashoshiNi sindhusute ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

ayi jagadamba madamba kadambavanapriyavaasini haasarate ||
shikharishiromaNi tungahimaalaya shringanijaalaya madhyagate ||
madhumadhure madhukaitabhaganjini kaitabhabhanjini raasarate ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

ayi shatakhaNda vikhaNditaruNda vituNditashuNda gajaadhipate ||
ripugajagaNda vidaaraNachaNda paraakramashuNda mrigaadhipate ||
nijabhujadaNda nipaatitakhaNda vipatitamuNda bhataadhipate ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

ayi raNadurmadashatruvadhodita durdharanirjara shaktibhrute ||
chaturavicharadhuriiNamahasiva dutakrita pramathaadhipate ||
duritaduriihaduraashayadurmati daanavaduta krutaantamate ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

ayi sharaNaagata vairivadhoovara viiravaraabhayadaayakare ||
tribhuvanamastaka shoolavirodhishiirodhikritaamala shoolakare ||
dumidumitaamara dundubhinaada mahomukhariikrita tigmakare ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

ayi nijahunkriti maatraniraakrita dhoomravilochana dhoomrashate ||
samravishoshita shoNitabeeja samudbhavashoNita biijalate ||
shivashivashumbhani shumbhamahaahavatarpita bhutapishaacharate ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

dhanuranusangaraNakshaNasanga parishphuradanga naTatkaTake ||
kanakapishanga prishatkanishanga rasadbhatasringa hataabaTuke ||
krutachaturanga balakshitiranga ghatadbahuranga raTadbaTuke ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

jaya jaya japyajaye jayashabda parastutitatatpara vishvanute ||
jhaNa jhaNa jhinjhimijhinkritanoopura sinjitamohita bhootapate ||
natita nataardhanatiinatanaayaka naatitanaatyasugaanarate ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

ayi sumanah sumanah sumanah sumanoharakaantiyute ||
shrita rajanii rajanii rajanii rajanii rajaniikaravakravrute ||
sunayanavibhra marabhra marabhra marabhra marabhra maraadhipate||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

sahitamahaahava mallamatallika mallitarallaka mallarate ||
virachitavallika pallikamallika shrillikabhillika vargavrute ||
sita kruta phullisamullasitaakruNtallaja pallavasallalite ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

aviralagaNda galanmadamedura mattamatangajaraajapate ||
tribhuvana bhooshaNa bhootakalaanidhi roopapayonidhiraajasute ||
ayi sudatiijanalaalasamaanasa mohanamanmatharaajasute ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

kamaladalaamalakomala kaantikalaakalitaamala bhaalatale ||
sakalavilaasakalaanilayakrama kelichalatkala hamsakule ||
alikulasankula kuvalayamaNdala maulimiladbakulaalikule ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

karamuraliirava viijita koojita lajjita kokila manjumate ||
militapulinda manoharagunjita ranjitashailanikunjagate ||
nijaguNabhoota mahaashabariigaNa sadguNasambhruta kelitale ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

katitatapiitadukoolavichitra mayookhatiraskrita chandraruche||
praNatasuraasura maulimaNisphuradamshulasannakha chandraruche||
jitakanakaachala maulipadorjita nirbharakunjara kumbhakuche ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

vijitasahasra karaikasahasra karaikasahasra karaikanute ||
krutasurataaraka sangarataaraka sangarataaraka soonusute ||
surathasamaadhi samaanasamaadhi samaadhi samaadhi sujaatarate ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

padakamalam karuNaanilaye varivasyati yonudinam sashive ||
ayi kamale kamalaanilaye kamalaanilayah sakatham na bhavet ||
tava padameva param padamityanushiilayato mama kim na shive ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

kanakalasatkala sindhujalairanusinchinute guNarangabhuvam ||
bhajati sa kim na sachikuchakumbha tatiiparirambha sukhaanubhavam ||
tava charaNam sharaNam karavaaNi nataamaravaaNi nivaasisivam ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

tava vimalendukulam vadanendum alam sakalam nanu koolayate ||
kimu puruhoota puriindumukhiisumukhiibhirasau vimukhiikriyate ||
mama tu matam sivanaamadhane bhavatii kripayaa kimuta kriyate ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||

ayi mayi diinadayaalutayaa krupayaiva tvayaa bhavitavyamume ||
ayi jagato jananii krupayaasi yathaasi tathanumitaasitare ||
yaduchitamatra bhavatyurariikrutaadurutaapa mapaakrurute ||
jaya jaya he mahishaasuramardhini ramyakapardini shailasute ||


Day-6. Lakshmi-Ashtothram.

Lakshmi Ashtotram Text.

Sri Devyauvasa-

Deva Deva Mahadeva thrikalagyya Maheswara |
Karunakara devesa bhakthanugraha karaka ||

Ashtothra satham Laskhmiya: srothu michyami thatvatha: ||

Ishwara uvacha-

Devi sathu mahabaghe mahabakya prathayakam |

Sarvyasvarya_karam punyam sarvapabha pranasanam |
Sarva thariththriya samanam sravanath bookthi mukthithaha ||

Rajavasyakaram divyam ghughyath ghughyathamam param |
Dhurlabham sarva devanam sathus_sashti kalaspatham ||

Padmathinam varanthanam nithinam nithya dayakam |
Samasthadeva samsevyam animath_eshta sithitham ||

Kimthara bhaghunochdena devi prathyaksha dayakam |
Thava preethyathya vachshyami smahithamana: srunu ||

Ashtothra sathasyasya MahaLakshmisthu devatha |
Kileem bhijam padamithyuktham sakthisthu Bhuvaneswari ||

Anganyasa tharanyasa: sa ithyathi prakirththitha: ||


Ithyanam ||

Vande padmakaram prasanna vadhanam sowbhaghyadham bhaghyadham

Hasthabyam abhayapratham manikanair nanavithair bhusitham |
Bhakthabheeshta bhala pratham harihara brahmathibhis sevitham
parsve panghaja sanghapadma nithibhir uktham satha sathibhihi: ||

Sarashijanayane sarojahasthe thavalatharamsugha kandhamalya sobhe |
Bhaghavathi harivallabhe manoghne Thirubhuvanabhoothikiri praseetha maghyam ||

Praghruthim vighruthim vidhyam sarvabhootha hithapratham |
Sraththam vibhuthim surabhim namami paramathmikam ||

Vasam padmalayam padmam susim suvaham suvatham sutham |
Thanyam hiranmayim Lakshmim nithyapushtam vibhavarim ||

Adhithim sa thithim dhiptham vasutham vasutharinim |
Namami kamalam kantham kamam shirotha sambhavam ||

Anughrahapatham bhuthim anakam harivallabham |
Asokam amrutham deeptham loka sokha vinasinim ||

Namami dharma nilayam karunam lokamataram |
Padma priyam padma hastham padmakshim padma sundarim ||

Padmodthbhavam padmamukim padmanabha priyam ramam |
Padmamala tharam devem padminim padmakanthinim ||

Punyakantham suprasannam prasathamukim prabham |
namami chandravathanam chandram chandra saghodharim ||

Chathurbhujam chandrarupam Indiram Indu seethalam |
Aahlatha jananim pushtim sivam sivakarim satheem ||

Vimalam visvajananim thushtim tharithriya nasinim |
Preethe pushkarinim santham sooklamalyamparam sriyam ||

Bhaskarim bhilvanilayam vararoham yesesvinim |
vasuntharam mutharangham harinim hemamalinim ||

Dhanadhanyakarim sithim sthrina sowmiyam subhapradham |
Nirupavesma kathanandham varalakshmim vasupratham ||

Subham hiranya prakaram samuthra dhanayam jayam |
Namami Mangalam devim vishnuvaksha: sthala sthitham ||

Vishnupathnim prasannakshim narayana samasritham |
Tharithriya thvamsinim: devim sarvobhadrava varinim ||

Navadhurgham mahakalim brahma vishnu sivathmikam |
Thirukalannyatha sambhannam namami bhuvaneswarim ||

Lakshmim shirasamuthraraja dhanayam sriranga dhameswarim
Dasibhodha samastha deva vanitham lokaika deepankuram |
Srimanmantha kadhakshalaptha vibhavath brahmendra gangadharam
Thavam thrilokya kudumpinim sarasijam vanthe mukuntha priyam ||

Matharnamami kamale kamalayathakshi srivishnu hiruthkamalavasini viswamatha: |
Shirothaje kamala khomala karbhagowri Lakshmi: praseetha sathatham namatham sharanye ||

Thirikalam yojpeth vithvan shanmasam vijithenthiriya: |
Dharithriya dhavamsanam krithva sarvamaapnothi yethnatha: ||

Devi nama sahasreshu punyamashtotharam satham |
Yena shriya mavapnothi kodijanma dharithratha: ||

Bhruhuvare satham dhimam padeth vathsaramathrakam |
Ashtaishwarya mavapnothi kubhera ewa bhothale ||

Dharithreyamochanam nama sthrothra mampaparam satham |
yehna sreya mavapnothi tharithra kodijathmasu ||

Bhatha vathu vubhuvan bhoghan anyas sayyujya mavapnuyath |
Pratha kale padeth nithyam sarva dhukghobha santhaye ||
padam suchincheyeth devim sarvabharana bhushitham’




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Navratri Puja Slokas 2 Day I -3 Slokas Audio Text

For the First Three Days of Navratri,mantras are provided.

Please make use of these for each day,as indicated.

Maha Kali Dakshineswar.


Day I –Durga Suktham, provided at this Link.


Durga Suktham Text is not provided in the above Link.

It has to be learned from a Guru and recited.

You may play the audio.

For all the Nine days, Durga Suktham and Lalitha Sahasranamam may be played.

For Day 2-Annapurnashtakam.

Nithyaananda kari,Varaa abhya karee,
Soundarya rathnaakaree,
Nirddhotahakila ghora pavaanakaree,
Prathyaksha Maheswaree,
Praaleyachala vamsa pavavakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree.

Naana rathna vichitra bhooshana karee,
Mukthaa haara vilamba maana vilasa,
Dwakshoja kumbaan dharee,
Kasmeera garu vasithaa ruchi karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Yogaanandakaree ripu kshyakaree,
Dharman artha nishtaakaree,
Chandrarkaanala bhasa maana laharee,
Trilokya rakshaa karee,
Sarvaiswarya samastha vaanchithakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Kailaasaachala kandharaa laya karee,
Gowree , umaa sankaree,
Kaumaree nigamartha gochara karee,
Omkara beejaksharee,
Moksha dwaara kavata patana karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Drusyaa drusya vibhootha vahana karee,
Brhmaanda bhando dharee,
Leelaa nataka suthra kelana karee,
Vijnana deeptham guree,
Sree viswesa mana prasaadhana karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Urvee sarva janeswaree bhagawathee,
Maatha krupaa sagaree,
Venee neela samaana kunthala dharee,
Ananda dhaneswaree,
Sarvanandakaree bhayaa shubhakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Aadhi kshaantha samastha varna nikaree,
Shabho tribhaava karee,
Kasmeeraa tripureswaree trilaharee,
Nithyaamakuree sarvaree,
Kamaa kamksha karee janodhaya karee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Devee sarva vichitra rathna rachithaa,
Dakshayanee sundaree,
Vama swadu payodhara priyakaree,
Sownhagya maaheswaree,
Bhakthaabhishtakaree, sadaa shubhakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Chandrakaanala koti koti sadrusaa,
Chandramsu bhimbaan dharee,
Chandrakaagni samaana kunthala dharee
Chandrarka varneshwaree,
Maala pustaka pasasangusa dharee,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Kshatrathraanakaree, mahaa bhayakaree,
Mthaa krupaa sagaree,
Sakshaan mokshakaree sadaa shiva karee,
Visweshwaree sridharee,
Daksha krundha karee niraa mayakaree,
Kasi puraadheeswaree,
Bhikshaam dehi, krupaa valambana karee,
Mathaa Annapurneswaree

Annapurne sadaa purne,
Sankara praana vallabhe,
Jnana vairagya sidhyartham,
Bikshaa dehee cha parvathy.

Mathaa cha Parvathy Devi,
Pithaas cha Maheswara
Bandhawa Shiva Bhakatamscha,
Swadesho Bhuvana Trayam.

For Day 3  Maha Kali Stotra- Play audio.






Navaratri Puja Slokas I Lalitha Sahasranama Trishati Text Audio

Please refer my other blog for additional details on procedures and to know what Navratri is about.


This is the first part of the Slokas for The Navratri and some more to follow.

Links to the other parts are provided towards the end of this post.

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Lalitha Tripura Sundari.

Durga Suktham.


Lalitha Sahasra Namam.


Lalitha Trisathi.

shri lalitha trishati.mp3

Sri.Lalitha Sahasranama Text in English.


Asya Sri Lalita Sahasranamastotra Maha Mantrasya
Anustup Chandah
Srilalita Paramesvari Devata
Srimadvagbhavakuteti Bijam
Madhyakuteti Saktih
Saktikuteti Kilakam
Sri Lalita Maha Tripurasundari prasadasiddhidvara
Cintitaphalavaptyarthe Jape Viniyogah

Lalita Sahasranamam Stotram Dhyanam Lyrics


Sindhuraruna vigraham trinayanam manikya mouli spurath
Thara Nayaga sekaram smitha mukhi mapina vakshoruham,
Panibhayam alipoorna ratna chashakam rakthothpalam vibhrathim,
Soumyam ratna gatastha raktha charanam, dhyayeth paramambikam.

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Lalitha Trishathi Text.

Ka- aa-ee-la-hrim
Ha –sa-ka-ha-la-hrim

Lalita Trishati Stotra Lyrics – 300 Divine Names of Goddess


Asya Sri Lalita Trishathi Stotra Maha Mantrasya
Bhagavan Hayagreeva Rishi-hi
Anustup Chandah
Srilalita Maha Tripura Sundhari Devata
Aiym Bijam
Souh Saktihi
Klim Kilakam
Sri Lalita Maha Tripurasundari Prasadasiddhidvara Jape Viniyogaha


Athi –madhura –chapa –hastha –aparimitha moda –bana sowbhagyam
Aruna-athisaya-karuna-abhinava-kula sundharim vande

Sri Hayagriva Uvacha:

Kakara Roopa Kalyani Kalyana Guna Shalini
Kalyana Shaila Nilaya Kamaniya Kalavathi
Kamalakshi Kalmashagni Karunamritha Sagara
Kadambha Kanana Vasa Kadamba Kusuma Priya
Kandharpa Vidhya Kandharpa Janakapanga Veekshana
Karpoora veedi Sorabhya Kallolitha Kakupthada
Kali Dosha Hara Kanja Lochana Kamra Vigraha
Karmadhi Sakshini Karayathree Karma Phala Pradha


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Navarathri ,Golu Essential Details.


Navratri in 2015.

Navratri Day 1 – October 13, 2015 – Ghatsthapana – Navratri Begins
Navratri Day 2 – October 14, 2015 – Chandra Darshan (Tithi is repeated)

Navratri Day 2 – October 15, 2015 – Sindoor Tritiya

Navratri Day 3 – October 16, 2015  – Varad Vinayak Chaturthi

Navratri Day 4 – October 17, 2015 – Upang Lalita Vrat – Lalitha Panchami

Navratri Day 5 – October 18, 2015 – Saraswati Awahan

Navratri Day 6 – October 19, 2015 – Saraswathi Puja (western parts of India)

Navratri Day 7 – October 20, 2015 – Saraswathi Balidan – Maha Lakshmi Puja (western parts of India)

Navratri Day 8 – October 21, 2015 – Mahashtami – Annapoorna Parikrama – Saraswati Visarjan

Navratri Day 9 and 10 – October 22, 2015 – Mahanavami  and Dasami. The tenth day is celebrated as Dasara or Vijaya Dashami.

Note – Navratri day 9 and 10 are marked on same date in many calendars.
South India
In South India, Goddess Durga is worshipped during the first three days.
Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the next three days
Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped during the last three days.

The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.

Mantras and Procedure are being posted.

Durga _Lakshmi+ Saraswati._

The Five Navaratri.

Navarathri is celebrated five times a year. They are Vasanta Navaratri, Ashadha Navaratri, the Sharada Navaratri, and the Paush/Magha Navaratri. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri of the month of Puratashi and the Vasanta Navaratri of the Vasanta kala are very important.

1. Vasanta Navaratri: Basanta Navaratri, also known as Vasant Navaratri, is the festival of nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the spring season (March–April). It is also known as Chaitra Navaratri. The nine days of festival is also known as Raama Navratri.

2. Gupta Navaratri: Gupta Navaratri, also referred as Ashadha or Gayatri or Shakambhari Navaratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Ashadha (June–July). Gupta Navaratri is observed during the Ashadha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

3. Sharada Navaratri: This is the most important of the Navaratris. It is simply called Maha Navaratri (the Great Navratri) and is celebrated in the month of Ashvina. Also known as Sharad Navaratri, as it is celebrated during Sharad (beginning of winter, September–October).

4. Paush Navaratri: Paush Navaratri is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Paush (December–January). Paush Navaratri is observed during the Paush Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

5. Magha Navaratri: Magha Navaratri, also referred as Gupta Navaratri, is nine days dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti (Mother Goddess) in the month of Magha (January–February). Magha Navaratri is observed during the Magha Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

  • Durga, the inaccessible one
  • Bhadrakali
  • Amba or Jagadamba, Mother of the universe
  • Annapoorna devi, The one who bestows grains (anna) in plenty (purna: used as subjective)
  • Sarvamangala, The one who gives joy (mangal) to all (sarva)
  • Bhairavi
  • Chandika or Chandi
  • Lalita
  • Bhavani
  • Mookambika.
  • First three days

    The goddess is separated as a spiritual force called Durga also known as Kali in order to destroy all our impurities.

  • Second three days

    The Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees inexhaustible wealth, as she is the goddess of wealth.

    Final three days

    The final set of three days is spent in worshiping the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati.
    In order to have all-round success in life, believers seek the blessings of all three aspects of the divine femininity, hence the nine nights of worship.

    Golu .

    During the festival of Navratri in South India, it is customary in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, as well as in some Tamil communities within Sri Lanka, to display a “Kolu” (also Golu, or Bombe Habba or Bommai Kolu or Bommala Koluvu). This is an exhibition of various dolls and figurines in odd (usually 7, 9, or 11) numbered tiers (“padis”).

    When people come to a person’s house to see the Kolu, usually they are given prasad (the offering given to God that day), kumkum and a small bag of gifts. These are only given to girls and married women. In the evenings, a “kuthuvilakku” (small lamp) is lit, in the middle of a decorated “kolam”(Rangoli), before the Kolu and devotional hymns and shlokas are chanted. After performing the puja, the food items that have been prepared are offered to the goddesses.

    Kolu is adorned with dolls – predominantly with that of the gods and goddesses depicting mythology. It is a traditional practice to have at least some wooden dolls. There should also be a figurine of a boy and a girl together called ‘Marapacchi’ Bommai.[1] Some photos taken during Kolu of Navratri 2007 & 2010 are displayed at a home situated at Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India & at a home in Walldorf, Germany respectively are shown below. On the 9th day (Saraswati Puja), special pujas are offered to Goddess Saraswati – the divine source of wisdom and enlightenment. Books and musical instruments are placed in the puja and worshipped as a source of knowledge. Also, tools are placed in the pooja as part of “Ayudha Pooja”. Vehicles are washed and decorated, and puja is performed for them.

    The 10th day, “Vijayadasami” – is the most auspicious day of all. It was the day on which evil was finally destroyed by good. It marks a new and prosperous beginning. New ventures started on this day are believed to flourish and bring prosperity. Kids often start tutoring on this day to have a head start in their education.

    In the evening of “Vijayadasami”, any one doll from the “Kolu” is symbolically put to sleep and the Kalasam is moved a bit towards North to mark the end of that year’s Navaratri Kolu. Prayers are offered to thank God for the successful completion of that year’s Kolu and with a hope of a successful one the next year. Then the Kolu is dismantled and packed up for the next year.






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