Navratri is amongst the most important Hindu festivals. This auspicious festival is celebrated with great
zeal and devotion throughout the country. The literal meaning of ‘Navratri’ is ‘nine auspicious nights’.
Navratri is a pious festival celebrated in the honor of nine different forms of the Goddess Durga, Lakshmi
and Saraswati for nine continuous days. The Goddess of Power is worshipped during these days in order to
seek her blessings and protection from any unknown fear and possible threat. The devotees ask for peace
and prosperity from the Goddess. The Goddess of power has the supremacy over the creation,
preservation and destruction of the universe.
Navratri is being celebrated in our country adhering to all the customs and rituals. It is of utmost
importance to know the exact method of performing the Navratri Pooja. Here, is the full Navratri Pooja
Vidhi.For performing the Navratri Pooja, you need to wake up early in the morning. Get up sharp at the
sunrise. This time is considered best to perform the Navratri Pooja. Take bath and wear laundered clothes.
Keep ‘deep’ at the left side of the deity. Try to light the ‘Akhand Jyot’. Keep in mind that you should not
leave the house vacant if you are lighting the ‘Akhand Jyot’. Someone must stay back at home. On the right
hand side of the idol, keep incense sticks etc. Keep yourself prepared to do the Puja with full devotion and
concentration. Keep the kalash and coconut as well. Lay the mat and sit in an upright position in front of
the deity. Light the ‘deep’. Ring the bell or blow the ‘Shankh’.
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