Shardiya Navratri 2023, Significance, Start Date and End Date
India is a land of diverse cultures and festivals. Many festivals are celebrated in India. Navratri or Shardiya Navratri is one of the major festivals of Hindus. This festival dedicated to Maa Durga and her 9 incarnations, is celebrated with great pomp. Navratri means “nine nights". During these nine nights and 10 days of Navratri, people worship the nine forms of Devi. There are four Navratris celebrated throughout the year of which 2 are hidden ( गुप्त) or 2 are visible (प्रत्यक्ष). Know when Shardiya Navratri is starting in 2023, the start date, and the End date. These remedies are very easy to understand and perform.
Shardiya Navratri 2023 – Start date & End Date, Kalash Sthapna time, and Totke
Shardiya Navratri is celebrated in the months of September and October. According to the Hindu calendar, Navratri starts from the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Ashwani/Kartik month. This year Shardiya Navratri 2023, Start Date, is October 15, Sunday, 2023, and End Date is October 24, Tuesday, 2023. In India, people practice tantra-mantra, Toney- Totke during all major Hindu festivals like Holi, Diwali, etc. There are some Totke that can be performed during Navratri. These Totke/Upay are very easy to perform and understand. These Navratri Totke are very powerful. But remember that Tonay-Totke, remedies/Upay only work when a person performs them with full belief. Scroll down for Totke.
Shardiya Navratri 2023– Significance, and Totke
Navratri Story: Demon Mahisasur Vadh
It is said that when Mahisasur had started war against Gods in heaven to defeat the demon Mahishasura then all god including the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh pooled their powers and created Maa Durga because Mahisasur was blessed by Brahma ji he could not be killed by any man or animal. He thought a woman couldn’t defeat her. There was a war between Maa Durga and Mahishasura for nine days and on the tenth day Maa Durga killed Mahisaaura. The 10th day of Shardiya is called Vijay Dashmi, a celebration of good over evil.
Navratri Story: Lord Ram killed Demon Ravan
Another story behind Shardiya Navratri is that, when the war between Lord Ram and Demon Ravana was about to happen, then before the war Lord Ram worshipped Maa Durga and her 9 incarnations for 9 days and 9 nights. For puja, he needed 108 kamal ke phool(louts flowers) every day. One day he was short of one lotus and thought of offering his eye to overcome the shortfall, to complete the count of flowers then Maa Durga emerged and blessed him with divine powers. Rama won the battle against Ravan on that day. The 10th day of Shardiya Navratri is known as Vijay Dashmi or "Dussehra".
Navratri Story: Devi Sati
Goddess Sati was the daughter of Himalayan king Daksh. Goddess Sati married Lord Shiva due to which King Daksha was not happy with this marriage. One day King Daksh performed Havan on a large scale but he did not invite Devi Sati and Lord Shiva. When Devi Sati found out that they were not invited, she gave up her life by jumping into the Yagya Kund. When Lord Shiva came to know about it, he became very angry and started the Tandav dance(the dance of destruction) with Devi Sati in their hands. All the gods and Lord Brahma got scared and went to Lord Vishnu and prayed to calm Lord Shiva. Then Lord Vinu cut Devi Sati into 51 pieces with his chakra, wherever pieces of Devi's body fell, they were known as Devi's Shakti Peeth. Brahma reassured Shiva that Uma would take re-birth and unite with Lord Shiva as his consort. In her reincarnation, she fulfilled her destiny. Hence, Shardiya Navratri is celebrated as the homecoming of Uma with Ganesh, Kartik, Saraswati and Lakshmi along with companions Jaya and Bijaya during Sharad Ritu.
Shardiya Navratri 2023: Date, Kalash Sthapna time on 15th October
Shardiya Navratri - Kalash Sthapna - Pratipada or Prathma Tithi will begin on 14th October 2023 at 11:25 pm. On 15th October 2023, the first date will remain for the whole day. But the time for Kalash Sthapna will be 11:49 am to 12:15 pm, Abhijit Nakshatra, Amrit Choughadiya-Amrit, and Hora-Guru
Shardiya Navratri 2023: Dates and Tithis, Kalash Sthapna Time
Shardiya Navratri 2023-Start Date - 1st Day - Maa Shailputri pooja - Kalash Sthapna – Prathma - 15th October, Sunday
Navratri 2023 – 2nd Day - Maa Brahamcharini pooja – Dwitiya - 16th October, Monday
Navratri 2023 – 3rd Day - Maa Chandraghanta pooja - Tritiya - 17th October, Tuesday
Navratri 2023 – 4th Day - Maa Kushmanda pooja - Chaturthi -18th October, Wednesday
Navratri 2023 – 5th Day - Maa Skandmata pooja - Panchmi - 19th October, Thursday
Navratri 2023 – 6th Day - Maa Katyayini pooja - Shasthi - 20th October, Friday
Navratri 2023 – 7th Day - Maa Kaalratri pooja – Saptami - 21st October, Saturday
Navratri 2023 – 8th Day - Maa Maha Guri pooja – Ashtmi - 22nd October, Sunday
Navratri 2023 – 9th Day - Maa Siddhidaatri pooja - Navmi – 23rd October, Monday
Navratri 2023 – 10th Day – Vijay Dashmi - 24th October, Tuesday- Shardiya Navratri End date
Shardiya Navratri 2023: Totke/Upaye
Some festivals are auspicious to perform tonay totke and upay like Holi, Chaitra Navratri, Shardiya Navratri, Diwali etc. This Shardiya Navratri, the Start date is 15th October and the End date is 24th October is an auspicious time to perform remedies. Some remedies are Given Below.
On any Saturday during Navratri, bring 11 peepal leaves before sunrise and write Ram on it with vermilion, make a garland of it and offer it to Lord Rama to remove obstacles.
Chant Shri Ram Raksha strotra, Durga Shaptashati, and Shri Sookat path for 9 days during Navratri to gain money, achieve success, and remove obstacles.
During Navratri, offer a beetal leaf with 7 rose petals on it at the Temple of Goddess on all 9 days to remove obstacles and get prosperity.
Take two strands of a broom and tie them in the reverse position with a blue thread and place it in the southwest corner of the house to enhance love and affection between the husband and the wife.
Take a jute coconut put vermilion tikka on it, tie a red thread (Kalava) around it seven times and offer rice grain on it and offer this coconut to Hanuman ji in any temple
Recite Hanuman Chalisa and Sunderkand Path every day during Navratri to remove the obstacles. If possible recite Hanuman Chalisa 21, 51, 108 times to fulfil your wish.
During Navratri, offer the clay lion to Maa Durga on Wednesday. All the work is completed.
During Navratri, offer a red flag at the Temple of Goddess on any day.
Offer the pan to Hanuman Ji for 9 days in Navratri.