Magha Gupta Navratri is a 9-day period, during which nine different forms of Goddess Shakti are worshipped.
It is observed from the ‘Pratipada’ (1st day) to the ‘Navami’ (9th day) during the Shukla Paksha in the ‘Magha’ month of the traditional Hindu calendar.
Magha Gupta Navratri 2022 Date: February 2, Wednesday.
Pratipada Tithi Starts: February 01, 2022 11:16 AM.
Pratipada Tithi Ends: February 02, 2022 8:31 AM.
Ghatasthapana Muhurat: February 02, 7:10 AM – February 02, 10:50 AM.
- Navratri Day 1: Pratipada – Ghatasthapana and Shailputri Puja
- Navratri Day 2: Dwitiya – Brahmacharini Puja
- Navratri Day 3: Tritiya – Chandraghanta Puja
- Navratri Day 4: Chaturthi – Kushmanda Puja
- Navratri Day 5: Panchami – Skandamata Puja
- Navratri Day 6: Sashthi – Katyayani Puja
- Navratri Day 7: Saptami – Kaal Ratri Puja
- Navratri Day 8: Ashtami – Mahagauri Puja and Sandhi Puja
- Navratri Day 9: Navami – Siddhidatri Puja
- The tenth day ‘dashami’ marks the end of the Navratri celebrations and is observed as Navratri Parana.
Rituals: Devotees wake up early in the morning and take bath. They clean and decorate the place of worship and begin making preparations.
An idol of Goddess Durga is placed on a red cloth and worshipped with vermillion, rice, colourful flowers, dhoop and incense sticks.
Chunri, bindi and bangles are offered to the Goddess by the devotees.
Devotees keep fast during this 9-day long Magha Gupta Navratri. They eat only one meal per day after finishing the puja rituals and offering food to a Brahmin.
Reciting ‘Durga Mantra’ 108 times during the Magha Gupta Navratri is considered to be auspicious.
Devotees also read Durga Stotra during the occasion.