या श्रीः स्वयं सुकृतिनां भवनेष्वलक्ष्मीः, पापात्मनां कृतघियां हृदयेषुवृद्धिः।
श्रद्धा सतांकुलजन प्रभवस्य लज्जा, तां त्वां नताः स्म परिणालय देवी विश्वम्।।
The Goddess herself resides in the form of Lakshmi in the homes of virtuous souls, in the form of poverty in the homes of sinners, in the form of wisdom in the hearts of pure-hearted people, in the form of faith in good men and in the form of shyness in the form of family deity, we all pay our respects to that Bhagwati. bow down. Hey Paramba! Please do the Welfare of the entire world. The navratri is considered to be the best period of the goddess of primal power. There are four navratra in Savantsar (year). Nine days from Pratipada to Navami of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra, Ashadh, Ashwin and Magh months are called navratri. Of these four navratri’s, two are gupt navratri’s and two are prakat, the festival of Chaitra is Vasantik and the festival of Ashwin is Shardiya.
In the precious and divine book of world literature ‘Soundarya Lahari’ written by Aadi Shankracharya, Lord Shiva explain to Maa Parvati about navratri as follows :- ‘नवशक्ति भिः संयुक्तम् नवरात्रंतदुच्यते। एकैवदेव देवेशि नवधा परितिष्ठता’’।।. That is, the navratri is united with nine powers. There is a tradition of worshiping one Shakti every day during the nine days of Navratri. The nine arts (personifications) of Adi Shakti, who is said to be the conductor of the universe, are called Nav Durga.
Navratri Sthapana, which translates to “establishment of nine nights”, symbolizes the nine principled worship of Goddess Durga, also known as Navadurga. These forms represent different positions of the divine feminine energy including power, compassion, wisdom and strength. It symbolizes the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura, symbolizing victory over evil.
This festival falls in the Hindu month of Ashwin, which corresponds to September–October in the Gregorian calendar. It is a unique time when devotees come together to celebrate and seek blessings from the Goddess. This year, Navratri sthapna will start from 15th October and end on 23rd October.
Ghat Sthapana: The celebration begins with holy water and is decorated with mango leaves and coconuts. It symbolizes the presence of the Goddess in the house.
Prayers and Fasting: Devotees fast during these days to seek the blessings of the Goddess and engage in prayers and meditation.
Dandiya and Garba: In many areas people come together in the evening for traditional folk dances like Dandiya and Garba. These energetic dances symbolize the joyous spirit of Navratri.
Kanya Puja (worship of young girls): On Navratri, young girls are worshiped as goddesses. This ritual symbolizes the divine feminine energy.
Navratri, a nine-night Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the divine feminine power, has great spiritual significance for millions of devotees around the world. Vedic astrology also has a tradition of gems known as Navaratnas (nine gems), each gem being established by a specific planetary influence. It is believed that these gemstones create positive energy and balance in the life of the wearer. Here we know about the importance of wearing or donation of Navratna gems during Navratri every nine days, as per Vedic astrology and the twelve temples.
Nine days, nine gems and 12 zodiac signs:-
Day 1: Date: Pratipada, Date: 15-10-2023 Maa Shailputri
Gemstone: Ruby (related to Sun)
Zodiac: Aries and Leo
Importance: Ruby enhances self-confidence, leadership qualities and creativity. It is believed to bring success and fame to the wearer.
Mantra: ॐ देवी शैलपुत्र्यै नमः “Om Devi Shailputryai Namah”
Day 2: Date: Dwitiya, Date: 16-10-2023 – Maa Brahmacharini
Gemstone: Pearl (related to Moon)
Importance: Pearl promotes emotional balance, mental peace and harmonious relationships. It is known to enhance intuition and receptivity.
Mantra: ॐ देवी ब्रह्मचारिण्यै नमः “Om Devi Brahmacharinya Namah”
Day 3: Date: Tritiya, Date: 17-10-2023 – Maa Chandraghanta
Gemstone: Coral (related to Mars)
Zodiac: Aries and Scorpio
Importance: Coral is considered to enhance courage, physical vitality and determination. It is often worn for protection and energy.
Mantra: ॐ देवी चंद्रघंटायै नमः “Om Devi Chandraghantaayai Namah”
Day 4: Date: Chaturthi, Date: 18-10-2023- Maa Kushmanda
Gemstone: Emerald (related to Mercury)
Zodiac: Gemini and Virgo
Importance: Emerald enhances communication skills, intelligence and analytical abilities. It is known to promote clarity of thought.
Mantra: ॐ देवी कूषमाण्डायै नमः॥ “Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah”.
Day 5: Date: Panchami Date: 19-10-2023- Maa Skandamata
Gemstone: Yellow Sapphire (related to Jupiter)
Zodiac: Sagittarius and Pisces
Significance: Yellow Sapphire is believed to bring wisdom, prosperity and spiritual growth. It is known for its protective properties.
Mantra: ॐ देवी स्कन्दनातायै नमः॥ “Om Devi Skandanataayi Namah.”
Day 6: Date: Shashthi, Date: 20-10-2023 – Maa Katyayani
Gemstone: Diamond (related to Venus)
Zodiac: Taraus (Taurus) and Libra (Libra)
Significance: Diamond is associated with love, beauty and creativity. It is believed to improve relationships and attract positive energy.
Mantra: ॐ देवी कात्यायन्यै नमः॥ “Om Devi Katyayanyai Namah.”
Day 7: Date: Saptami, Date: 21-10-2023 – Kalratri
Gemstone: Blue Sapphire (related to Saturn)
Zodiac: Capricorn and Aquarius
Significance: Blue is known for discipline, focus and protection. It is believed to bring clarity and peace.
Mantra: ॐ देवी कालरात्र्यै नमः॥ “Om Devi Kalratriai Namah.”
Day 8: Date: Ashtami, Date: 22-10-2023 – Maa Mahagauri
Gemstone: Hessonite (related to Rahu)
Zodiac: Aquarius and Scorpio
Significance: Hessonite is believed to remove obstacles, enhance intuition and protect from negativity.
Mantra: ॐ देवी महागौर्यै नमः॥“ Om Devi Mahagauriai Namah.”
Day 9: Date: Navami, Date: 23-10-2023 – Maa Siddhidatri
Gemstone: Cats Eye (related to Ketu)
Zodiac: Pisces and Sagittarius
Significance: Cats Eye is known for spiritual growth, protection and intuition. It is believed that this leads to enlightenment.
Mantra: ॐ देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः॥ “Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah.”
It is important to note that while wearing or donating Navratna can have positive effects as per Vedic Astrology, individual results may vary. A qualified astrologer or gemologist should be consulted before wearing any gemstone, as they can provide guidance based on an individual’s birth chart and specific needs.
During Navratri, many people choose to wear Navratna jewelery corresponding to the festival day, associating their gemstone choice with the goddess worshiped on that day. This practice is a beautiful way to combine spiritual devotion with astrological beliefs to receive positive energy and blessings.
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