Nine Days Celebration Of Gupt Navratri
We worship Hindu Deities with devotion throughout the year to get the grace of Mother Shakti. In order to express one’s special gratitude to the mother, twice a year, nine forms of the mother are especially worshipped in Chaitra and Shardiya Navratri. But apart from this, the festival of Navratri is also celebrated in the month of Magh and Ashadha. Navratri falls in the month of Magha and Ashadha is known as Gupt Navratri. In Gupt Navratri, there is a special ritual to worship 10 Mahavidyas along with nine forms of Mother Shakti. This year Magha Gupt Navratri will start in 10th February 2024. Let us learn about the rituals of Magha Gupta Navratri, Magha Gupta Navratri Ghatasthapana, Magha Navratri 10 Mahavidya Sadhana and astrological remedies related to Gupt Navratri.
Nine Forms Of Maa Durga
Devotees dedicate nine days to all different forms of Maa Durga. They worship the Goddess with sincere prayers and organizing puja. Some of them also keep a fast for a day by avoiding foods for nine consecutive days. Let us find out which are the different forms of Maa Durga worshipped by doing Durga Puja during Gupt Navratri.
First day of Navratri ( 10th February 2024) - Maa Shailaputri
The first day is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri and we organize Ghatasthapana on this day. The goddess was born to the famous king named Daksha Prajapti. Young Shailputri had a one wish to marry Lord Shiva. Therefore, she did severe penance to impress the Lord. On the other hand, the king was disappointed by her wish. When the king organized the Yagna without inviting Lord Shiva, Maa Shailputri sacrificed her life by jumping into the Yagna.
Second Day of Navratri (11th February 2024) - Maa Brahmacharini
Maa Brahmacharini is worshipped on the second day of Gupt Navratri. When she was doing hard penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband, Durga acquired immense purity and chastity and Hence, she came to be known as Brahmacharini.
Third Day Of Navratri (12th February 2024 ) - Maa Chandraghanta
This is the fierce form of Durga, who holds eight weapons in her ten hands. As the Goddess is riding on a lion, she is also known as ‘Dharma’ and is known as Chandraghanta.
Fourth Day Of Navratri (13th February 2024) - Maa Kushmanda
Maa Kushmanda is the incarnation of the Maa Shakti who is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. The Goddess is known for creating the entire universe and she resides in the middle of the Sun.
Fifth Day Of Navratri (14th February 2024) - Maa Skandmata
Maa Skandmata is the mother of Kartikeya, who is seated on a lion. The goddess is seen carrying Kartikeya in her lap. Thus, she is called Skandamata.
Sixth Day Of Navratri (15th February 2024) - Maa Katyayani
This form of Goddess Shakti is worshipped on the sixth day of Ashadha Gupta Navratri. This form of Maa Durga originated to kill the demon named Mahishasura. She defeated the cruel demon and became Maa Katyayani.
Seventh Day Of Navratri (16th February 2024) -Maa Kalratri
This is one of the fiercest forms of Maa Durga, which is remembered by her devotees on the seventh day of Navratri. Goddess rides on a donkey and she has four arms, three eyes and an open mouth. Maa Kalratri blesses her devotees with fearlessness and freedom from all sufferings and punishes devils and negative forces.
Eighth Day Of Navratri (17th February 2024 ) - Maa Mahagauri
Maa Mahagauri is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. She pleased Lord Shiva by serving penance but her body was covered with dust. So, Lord Shiva poured Ganga water on her and she appeared in the bright form. Hence, the goddess is known as Maa Mahagauri.
Ninth Day of Navratri (18th February 2024) - Maa Siddhidatri
Goddess Siddhidatri is worshipped on the ninth and last day of Navratri. Her name itself reflects his importance. ‘Siddhi’ means supernatural powers’ and ‘datri’ means giving. The goddess is the provider of both and she is known for fulfilling the devotee’s wishes. Thus, we worship Maa Siddhidatri on the last day.
Date And Time Of Magha Gupt Navratri 2024
This year Gupt Navratri will begin from Magha month, which is in February. In Magha Gupta Navratri, know the worship method and rules of nine forms of Mother according to each day of Navratri.
- Magha Ghatasthapana: 10th February 2024
- Ghatasthapana Muhurat: 08:45 to 10:10
- Duration: 01 Hour 25 Mins
- Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat: 12:13 to 12:58
- Duration: 00 Hours 44 Mins
- Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls on Pratipada Tithi
- Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls during Dvi-Svabhava Mithuna Lagna
- Pratipada Tithi Begins: 04:28 on Feb 10, 2024
- Pratipada Tithi Ends: 00:47 on Feb 11, 2024
- Mithuna Lagna Begins: 08:45 on Feb 10, 2024
- Mithuna Lagna Ends: 10:10 on Feb 10, 2024
Gupt Navratri Rituals and 10 Mahavidyas
Magha Gupta Navratri is quite similar to the Chaitra and Shardiya Navratri. On the first day of Magha Gupta Navratri, the devotees vow to fast for nine days. They begin with Ghatasthapana. After this, Mata Durga is worshipped every morning after retiring from daily activities. After this, on the day of Ashtami or Navami, the girls are honoured and feasted after Udyapan the fast. On the other hand, people associated with Tantric activities practice ten Mahavidyas instead of the nine forms of Mother during Gupt Navratri. These ten Mahavidyas include Maa Kali, Tara Devi, Tripura Sundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Mata Chhinmasta, Tripura Bhairavi, Maa Dhrumavati, Mata Baglamukhi, Matangi and Kamala Devi. Let us understand the sadhana method, astrological relationship and mantra remedies of ten Mahavidyas for the purpose of Ashadh Gupta Navratri.
Pratham Mahavidya - Kali
Maa Kali is considered to be the first. Mother Kali’s form is fierce, but she is very easily pleased and angry. Maa Kali is worshipped with utmost devotion, purity and rules. By doing the spiritual practice of Mother Kali with a true heart, devotees may get victory over their enemies and can spend his life with happiness and prosperity without fear. Below is the mantra to be chanted.
Mantra: Om Hrim Shree Krim Parameshwari Kalike Swaha.
Second Mahavidya - Tara
In ancient times, Maharishi Vashistha worshipped Mahavidya Tara. Tara Devi is considered to be the main Goddess of Tantrics. Worshipping this form of Goddess leads to economic progress and salvation. Mother Tara has a special place in Tibet. She is worshipped as Green Tara, White Tara or Neel Tara. One should recite the below-stated mantra.
Mantra – Om Hrim Woman Hum Fatt.
Third Mahavidya - Tripura Sundari
Mata Tripura Sundari is also known as Lalita or Raj Rajeshwari. Talking about the nature of Mother Tripura Sundari, the mother has four arms and 3 eyes. Below is the mantra to please her.
Mantra – Aim Hrim Shri Tripura Sundariye Namah.
Fourth Mahavidya - Bhuvaneshwari
Mata Bhuvaneshwari is also known as Shatakshi and Shakambhari. Maa Bhuvaneshwari’s sadhana is very fruitful for couples who want to have children. With the blessings of the fourth Mahavidya Bhuvaneshwari, one gets glory like the sun and respect in life. Recite this mantra while invoking Goddess.
Mantra – Hr Bhuvaneshwariyi Hrim Namah.
Fifth Mahavidya - Chhinnamasta
The philosophy of Mata Chhinnamasta depends on the method of worshipping. If the sadhana of Mata Chhinmasta is done with a calm mind, then you attain peace. Otherwise, if you may see, the fierce form of the mother is seen. The form of Chhinnamasta is adorned with a severed head and three streams of flowing blood. Keep the below mantra in your prayers.
Mantra – Shri Hrim and Vajra Vairochaniyai Hri Fat Swaha.
Sixth Mahavidya - Tripura Bhairavi
Sixth Mahavidya is practised to get freedom from all the bondage of life and to get wealth and prosperity. The practice of Tripura Bhairavi or Bhairavi Mahavidya leads to stable growth in one’s business and wealth.
Seventh Mahavidya - Dhumavati
Maa Dhumavati is worshipped in the form of the seventh Mahavidya, in Rigveda Mata Dhumavati is also known as Sutra. Maa Dhumavati is worshipped as the goddess who removes poverty and distress. Those who practice this Mahavidya are said to be great people. Chant below mantra to worship Goddess.
Mantra – Om Dhoo Dhoo Dhumavati Devyai SwahahBaglamukhi, Maa Baglamukhi is worshipped
Eighth Mahavidya - Baglamukhi
Eighth Mahavidya is known for providing freedom from the fear of enemies and has speech accomplishments. Worshipping Maa Baglamukhi in Gupt Navratri brings success in every sphere of life. Chanting of the below mantra should be done while offering prayers.
Mantra – Om Hrim Bagulamukhi Devyai Hrim Om Namah
Ninth Mahavidya - Matangi
By practising the ninth Mahavidya, Mother Matangi makes the devotee’s household life happy and successful. By the grace of Maa Matangi, one can achieve success in the field of sports, art and music. She is also considered a form of Goddess Saraswati. One should recite the below-given mantra.
Mantra – Om Hni Ae Bhagwati Matangeshwari Shri Swaha.
Tenth Mahavidya - Kamala
Mata Kamala is honoured in the form of the tenth Mahavidya. Worshipping Maa Kamala leads to prosperity, wealth, woman and son. With the blessings of Mother Kamala, one may get immense wealth and knowledge. She is also considered as the form of Lakshmi. Chant the below mantra to worship Maa Kamala.
Mantra – Om Shrim Hrim Shrim Kamale Kamallaye Prasid Shrim Hreem Shri Om Mahalakshmayai Namah.
Gupt Navratri is considered to be an auspicious time for practising Sadhana Mahavidyas. During this time, one can get the powers of Tantra-Mantra very easily. Similarly, astrological remedies are important during these nine days. If measures are taken according to the zodiac signs for the attainment of various forms and Mahavidyas, then one may receive favourable results.
Different Mantras For Zodiac Signs
Below are the mantras for individuals of different zodiac sign. By chanting mantra, one can achieve mental peace and the divine blessing of the Goddess.
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Mantra To Be Chanted
- Individuals of Aries – Om Hrim Uma Devai Namah
- Individuals of Taurus – Om Kram Kri Kroon Kalika Devyai Namah
- Individuals of Gemini – Om du durgaye namah
- Individuals of Cancer – Om Lalita Devai Namah
- Individuals of Leo – Om Aim Mahasaraswati Devyai Namah
- Individuals of Virgo – Om Shool Dharini Devyai Namah
- Individuals of Libra – Om Hrim Mahalakshmyai Namah
- Individuals of Scorpio – Om Shaktirupayai namah
- Individuals of Sagittarius – Om Hri clean Chamundayai Viche
- Individuals of Capricorn – Om Paa Parvati Devyai Namah
- Individuals of Aquarius – Om Paa Parvati Devyai Namah
- Individuals of Pisces – Om Shri Hrim Shri Durga Devaya Namah
On this auspicious occasion, we wish our readers a very Happy Gupt Navratri 2024.
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