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Gupt Navratri 2017: Nine days Of Silently Reaching The Divinity!

Last Updated: 1/27/2017 3:16:11 PM

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The term ‘Navratri’ is a sanskrit word which meant ‘nine nights’. During these days, the nine forms of Shakti is worshipped. Each day has its own significance. Devotees observe fast these days and on the last day of Navratri, they organize Kanya Pujan in order to complete their fast. This festival is celebrated very enthusiastically by every Hindu. They believe that seeking vows these days are very beneficial. Know more about this occasion..

Types Of Navratri

Navratri is observed 5 times in a year. Let’s know more about them -

  • Sharadiya and Chaitra Navratri -

Sharadiya and Chaitra Navratri are the two most popular Navratras. These are celebrated with lots of zeal and enthusiasm, throughout the country. Shardiya Navratri are usually celebrated in the first lunar date of bright half phase (Shukla Paksha) of the lunar month of Ashwin i.e September or October. Shardiya Navratri is popularly known as Garba Navratri.

On the other hand, Chaitra Navratri occurs during the month of March or April and is popularly known as Vasant or Basant Navratri or Ram Navratras. Now, it’s turn to know about the Gupt Navratri. They are:

  • Gupt Navratri : Magha, Paush and Ashadh Navratras

Magha Navratri -

The Magha Navratri is celebrated in the Gregorian month of January or February. It is also known as Shishir Navratri or Gupt Navratri. In 2017, it will start from January 28 and will end on February 6.

Ashadh Navratri -

On the other hand, Navratri celebrated in the month of Ashadh i.e June or July is known as Gayatri Navratri, Gupt Navratri or secret Navratras. The Gupt Navratri is observed only at certain places in India. This Navratri is going to held on June 24 to July 3, 2017.

Paush Navratri -

This Navratri is celebrated in the month of December and January. Paush Navratri is observed during the Paush Shukla Paksha. This is also known as Shakambhari Navratri or the Gupt Navratri. However, it is not as popular as the other two Gupt Navratras. In 2017, it will start from December 26, 2017 and end till January 2, 2018.

Let’s know about the Gupt Navratri 2017 dates.

Gupt Navratri 2017 Dates : Ashadh Navratri

Navratri Date Navratri Day Goddess Form
24th June Amavasya Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
25th June Dwitiya Brahmacharini Puja
26th June Tritiya Chandraghanta Puja
27th June Chaturthi Kushmanda Puja
28th June Panchami Skandamata Pujan
29th June Shashthi Katyayani Puja
30th June Saptami Kalaratri Pujan
1st July Ashtami Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Pujan, Sandhi Puja
2nd July Navami Siddhidatri Pujan
3rd July Dashmi Navratri Parana

Gupt Navratri 2017 Dates : Magha Navratri

Navratri Date Navratri Day Goddess Form
28th January Pratipada Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
29th January Dwitiya Brahmacharini Puja
30th January Tritiya Chandraghanta Puja,
31st January Chaturthi Kushmanda Puja
1st February
Panchami Skandamata Puja
2nd February Shashthi Katyayani Puja
3rd February Saptami Kalaratri Puja
4th February Ashtami Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
5th February Navami Siddhidatri Puja
6th February Dashmi Navratri Parana

Gupt Navratri or Shakambari Navratri is also known as Banada Ashtami. It begins with Paush Shukla Ashtami and ends on Paush Purnima. This Navratri is usually performed by the Tantra Mantra Yogis.

Now as you know the dates of Gupt Navratri in 2017, we are sure you will be able to observe them with full devotion and dedication towards Goddess Durga.

Gupt Navratri : Meaning Of Gupt Navratri

‘Gupt’ means secret or hidden. Hence, secret Navratri is that time in a year where everything is performed secretly and prayers are offered to Maa Durga very privately. But, this secret worship brings results, a million times for the people who observe it.

Before, we move forward to know the rituals for Gupt Navratri, lets know what is the real story and significance of observing Gupt Navratri.

Gupt Navratri : Significance Of Gupt Navratri

The real significance of Gupt Navratri can be best known from the people who perform Tantra Vidya. The Gupt Navratri are meant for Gupt Sadhana or hidden worship. Tantriks practice this Puja for the attainment of spiritual powers and emancipation. By reciting the Mantras & worshiping Goddess Durga during Gupt Navratri, removes all the domestic obstacles and results in prosperity. This Puja is performed to appease Goddess Shakti by the mode of Tantrik Anusthan (elaborate Puja done by Tantriks).

Story Behind Gupt Navratri

It is stated in the Hindu texts that Vishwamitra and Vashishta (two tantriks) started doing Sadhana but their efforts went in vain as they were unable to receive the desired perfection. Hence, they found out about the time in the year where they could receive the desired results. The same period in today’s time is known as the Gupt Navratri, where one can secretly perform Puja and receive fruitful results. Since then, these nine days came to be devoted to worshiping Goddess Shakti privately, unlike the other two Navratras observed in the month of Chaitra and Sharda.

Gupt Navratri : Rituals

Though the rituals of Navratri differ from region to region; however, some rituals will always remain the same throughout the country. The rituals to be performed during Gupt Navratri are:

  1. During the nine days of Gupt Navratri, one should take a shower early in the morning, preferably before the sunrise.
  2. Clean up the place of worship, spread a red cloth, place the idol or pictures of Goddess Shakti and if possible decorate it during the Gupt Navratri.
  3. Sprinkle Ganga Jal, light up a diya and incense.
  4. Chant Goddess Durga Mantras 108 times.
  5. Post reciting the Mantra, recite the “Durga Stotra” and conclude your Puja with Durga Aarti.

Mantras to be recited during Gupt Navratri :

  • Mantra for removing obstacles and prosperity :
सर्वाबाधा प्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि। एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्दैरिविनाशनम्।।
सर्वाबाधा विर्निर्मुक्तो धनधान्यसुतान्वित:। मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशय:।।
  • Mantra for well being and for desire fulfillment :
सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥

Gupt Navratri : Benefits

By observing Gupt Navratri, a person is relieved from all the below mentioned problems:

  1. By observing Gupt Navratri, a person can become free from the lack of wealth, fortune and welfare.
  2. Honoring Goddess Durga during Gupt Navratri, one becomes free from debts and a person attains monetary profits.
  3. Worshiping Goddess Durga during Gupt Navratri removes all the obstacles in the business.
  4. By observing Gupt Navratri, one receives success in education, career and removes fears of life.
  5. AAdmiring Goddess Durga during Gupt Navratri, will bring good love life, life partner and happy marriage.

Gupt Navratras celebration may not be as huge as the other two Navratras, but the importance of Gupt Navratri is no less than any of the Navratras. This year during Gupt Navratri, don’t forget to worship Maa Durga, secretly and silently. Goddess Durga will stand beside you and fulfill your desires!

AstroCAMP wishes all it’s readers a very Happy Navratri!

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