Navratri Puja Vidhi is one of the most popular pujas done by Hindu households. Navratri puja vidhi is dedicated worshiping Maa Durga and is said to confer great merits and prosperity to the observers. Here is an easy to do Navratri puja vidhi for those who wish to perform it in their homes.
Navratri Puja Vidhi is a great occasion to connect with the most merciful Maa Durga, the embodiment of all powers, wisdom, compassion, and glory. Therefore take the puja very seriously and exhibit full devotion, concentration and love. Keep the puja place very clean and serene. Purity of the mind and body is very important during the puja.
Since the Navratri Puja Vidhi stretches over nine days, it is advised that on all the nine days of the Navratri puja vidhi, follow the same time schedule and do the puja once in the morning and once in the evening.
While in West Bengal, the last four days of Navratri is celebrated with much pomp and enthusiasm and is known as Durga Puja. The Kalparambha and Bilva Nimantran during Durga Puja, which is done on the sixth day of Navratri, is symbolically same as Ghatasthapana or Kalashsthapana in other states.
On the very first day of Navratri, Maa Durga is invoked into a Kalash with full Vedic rituals along with chanting of mantras. The invocation and dwelling of the Goddess into the Kalash is known as Ghatasthapana or Kalashsthapana which happens at an auspicious time of the day.
Picture or Idol of Goddess Durga in the Pooja room
Durga Saptshati book
Moli, red sacred thread
Ganga water or plain water in Kalash (pitcher)
Fresh mango leaves
Roli, red sacred powder for tilak