The Power of Nine: Navratri Puja and Its Rituals 2023

Navratri, also known as Durga Puja, is a nine-day Hindu festival celebrated in the autumn season. It is a time of devotion to the nine forms of Goddess Durga, who is the embodiment of power, strength, and wisdom. Navratri is a time for spiritual cleansing and renewal, and it is also a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil.

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The Rituals of Navratri Puja

Navratri puja is performed in different ways across India, but there are some common rituals that are followed by all devotees. These rituals include:

  • Ghatasthapana: This is the ritual of installing a kalash (pot) filled with water and topped with a coconut and mango leaves. The kalash is considered to be a representation of the universe and the goddess herself.
  • Kanya Puja: On the eighth day of Navratri, nine young girls are invited to represent the nine forms of the goddess. They are worshipped and offered food and gifts.
  • Aarti: Aarti is a ritual of offering light to the goddess. It is performed daily during Navratri, and it is a beautiful and moving way to express devotion to the goddess.
  • Fasting: Many devotees fast during Navratri as a way to cleanse their bodies and minds. They also abstain from eating meat, alcohol, and onions.

The Significance of Navratri

Navratri is a significant festival for Hindus all over the world. It is a time to celebrate the power and glory of the goddess, and it is also a time to reflect on our own inner strength and resilience. Navratri is a reminder that good always triumphs over evil, and that we all have the potential to achieve our goals and dreams.

The Nine Colors of Navratri

Each day of Navratri is associated with a specific color. These colors have different meanings and symbolism, and they are often worn by devotees during the puja.


Navratri is a powerful and inspiring festival that celebrates the divine feminine. It is a time to reflect on our own inner strength and resilience, and to be grateful for the blessings of the goddess. By following the rituals and traditions of Navratri, we can connect with our higher selves and achieve our spiritual goals.

Chinaya Banaras wishes you all a happy and auspicious Navratri! May the Goddess bless you with all the happiness, health, and prosperity that you deserve.

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