Chaitra Navratri 2021: Kalash Sthapna or Ghatasthapana is of great significance on Chaitra Navratri
Chaitra Navratri 2021: The nine-day Navratri during the spring, Chaitra Navratri, starts on April 13. Chaitra Navratri usually coincides with the harvest festivals and Hindu New Year in several states. Among the farming communities in the country, Chaitra Navratriis very special and there are unique celebrations in households. Each day of Chaitra Navratri is dedicated to a different form of Goddess Durga. The first day is most significant as the Kalash Sthapna ot Ghatasthapanais done on that day. Chaitra Navratri starts with worshipping Maa Shailaputri on Pratipada. After that eight forms or avatars of Devi Durga - Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidhatri - are worshipped.
Chaitra Navratri 2021: Maa Shailputri is worshipped on the first day of NavratriChaitra Navratri: When and how to do Kalash Sthapna or Ghatasthapana
The auspicious time of Ghatasthapana on April 13, Tuesday is between 6:11 AM and 10:22 AMItems needed for Kalash SthapnaA wide clay pot with soil to sow the 'Sapta Dhanya' or seven kinds of grains'Sapta Dhanya' or the seven kinds of grainsA steel or brass pitcher (Kalash)Clean water or water from the Ganga riverRed threadBetel nutsCoins for the KalashA small twig of the Mango tree with with five leavesA small bowl of rice grains A coconutFlowers and durva (a king of grass commonly found)
Chaitra Navaratri 2021: Kalash Sthapana ot Ghatasthapana is a key ritual on the first day of Chaitra NavratriWhat you need to do for Kalash Sthapna or GhatasthapanaThe seven kinds of grains are sown in wet earth in the clay potThe Kalash is kept on the clay potA piece of red thread is tied around the neck of the Kalash and filled with waterThe betel nut, flowers, durba and the coin are put in the Kalash along with Mango leavesA coconut is placed on Mango leaves in the KalashNow the preparations are complete for welcoming Goddess DurgaThe kalash is worshiped throughout the Chaitra Navratri period and it is removed after nine days and immersed in a water body.
Have a Happy Chaitra Navratri 2021!