Magha Gupt Navratri

Magha Gupta Navratri

Date : 23 जनवरी, 2020

Navratri, the worship of Maa Durga for 9 days falls twice in a year - Chaitra and Shardiya Navratri that holds a prominent place in Hinduism.

However, According to Bhagavad Purana, Navratri is celebrated 4 times in a year. Apart from Shardiya and Chaitra navratri, the other two (Ashwin and Vasantha) are Gupt Navratri. The one that falls on the Shukla Paksha of the Magha month is Magha Gupt Navratri and the other in Ashadha month is Ashadha Navratri.

Magha Gupt Navratri Ideology

Magha Gupt is also referred to as Gayatri ‘Shishir Navratri’ as it falls between the winter months of January and February. 

It is known as ‘Gupt’ which means secret because it is worshiped in secret and even this Navratri is not very well known to most people. This Navratri is meant for sadhaks and those performing powerful and special tantrik rituals for Shatkarma.

Sadhaks are those who meditate and Tantriks who perform rituals. They worship Goddess Shakti for nine days. Rules related to fasting and worship are strictly followed by devotees.

Goddess Shakti

Spiritual Transition

Devi Kaali

Tantrik worship Kaalima for their tantra sadhna

Maa Tara

This Goddess is authoritarian and writes the laws of liberation for everyone

Devi Lalita

Devotee receives salvation. Goddess Lalita is given the place of Chandi

Maa Bhuvneshwari

She is the creator and owner of the world. Enchanting her mantras provide special powers to deities.

Bhairavi

She is full of Tamogun and Rajogun

Maa Chintamastika

She is Mata Chintapoorni who relieves her followers from all the stress

Devi Dhumavati

She is scary who destroys enemies and fulfill the desires of the worshiper.

Devi Bagalamukhi

She is the owner of suppression. Devotee can become free from all hurdles.

Maa Matangi

Matangi Devi holds the power of the universe and is the owner of voice and sound.

Lakshmi Devi

Maa Kamla is the Goddess of wealth and happiness. She provides material pleasure to her followers.

Sishir Navratri is predominantly celebrated in the northern parts of India especially in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. 

Magha Gupt Navratri Shubh Muhurat - 2020

Magh Gupt Navratri date and time are depicted in the table below. It will start from 25th January 2020 and end on 4th February 2020.

Particulars

Beginning Time

End Time

Sunrise

25 January, 2020 - Saturday, 7:13 a.m.

Sunset

25 January, 2020 - Saturday, 6:05 p.m

Pratipada Tithi

25 January, 2020 - Saturday, 3:11 a.m.

26 January, 2020 - Sunday, 4:31 a.m

Ghatasthapana Muhurat

25 January, 2020 - Saturday, 9:48 a.m.

25 January, 2020 - Saturday, 10:47 a.m.

Abhijit Muhurat Time

25 January, 2020 - Saturday, 12:12 pm

25 January, 2020 - Saturday, 12:55 pm

Magha Gupt Navratri Importance

Magha Gupt Navratri Importance

  • Shishir Navratri is celebrated with the primary objective to propitiate the Goddess of Shakti to bestow upon prosperity, wealth, knowledge (sacred and secular) and all positive energies.
  • Goddess Durga alleviates distress and followers earnestly worship her for showing kindness. This ritualistic worship of Shakti Maa is performed daily with the recitation of the Durga Saptashati. 
  • Sincere spiritual devotees keep fast for 9 days or at least once in each of the 3-3 days periods by taking sattvic food, especially fruits, and milk only to receive the divine blessing of the Goddess.

Magha Gupt Navratri Rituals

  • During Magh Gupt Navratri, worshippers get up at dawn and take an early bath. After concluding morning rituals, they start cleaning and decorating the place of worship or puja and begin their preparations.
  • An idol of Maa Durga is placed (Ghatasthapana) on a red cloth and offered her with colorful flowers, rice, dhoop, chunri, bindi, bangles, and incense stick. This ritual lasts for 9 days from Pratipda to Navami that are as defined below:

Days

Days Known As

Puja

1

Pratipada

Ghatasthapana and Shailputri Puja

2

Dwitiya 

Brahmacharini Puja

3

Tritiya

Chandraghanta Puja

4

Chaturthi

Kushmanda Puja

5

Panchami

Skandamata Puja

6

Sashthi

Katyayani Puja

7

Saptami

Kaal Ratri Puja

8

Ashtami

Mahagauri Puja and Sandhi Puja

9

Navami

Siddhidatri Puja

10

Dashami

Celebration - Navratri Parana

  • Followers follow strict fast where they can only eat one meal after finishing puja rituals and offering food to Brahmin. Few people can observe partial fasting by eating fruits and other dairy products.
  • Devotees recite ‘Durga Mantra’ 108 times during this Navratri.

Magha Gupt Navratri Puja Vidhi

Kalash grown with barley is kept in front of the Goddess Aadhya Shakti’s idol at auspicious muhurat. Another Kalash with a raw coconut kept over it is placed and its sthapana begins. 

Aakhand jyot is ignited in front of Goddess Bhagwati and post that Ganesh puja is initiated. Then the puja of Varun Dev and Vishnu Dev is executed. After that, the puja of Shiva, the Sun, the Moon and all Nine Planets is performed and then after Goddess Bhagwati is worshipped.

During this Navratri, fast is observed along with the recitation of Devi Path and Durga Saptashati.

Bonus Information - Magha Gupt Navratri Calendar For Upcoming Years

Year

Dates and Day 

2021

February 12 , Friday

2022

February 2, Wednesday

2023

January 22, Sunday

2024

February 10, Saturday

2025

January 30, Thursday

Conclusion

When people wish with a pure heart and in secrecy to Goddess Durga, their wishes can come true. Magha Gupt Navratri will provide fruits and the Goddess bestow their divine blessings to their devotees if its rituals are followed and with utter faith.


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