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Auspicious Nine: Navaratri Ghatasthapana @GGS

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

According to Hindu panchang, the Shardiya Navaratri 2021 auspicious moment for navratri kalash sthapana, also known as ghatasthapana, began at 06:17 AM on Thursday, October 7, 2021 when Maker’s Day also started at all the schools governed and managed by the Gajera Trust. The ghatasthapana marks the start of a nine-day celebration.

As per tradition, GGS has been celebrating Navaratri and this year, it coincided with Maker’s Day 2021. Auspicious as it is, the confluence of the two events may be called a harbinger good fortune to come.

The nine-day festival of navaratri is dedicated to nine forms of goddess Durga, namely Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidatri. The first day is dedicated to Goddess Shailputri. Maa Shailputri, a reincarnation of Sati and a form of Parvati, rides a bull and holds a lotus in one hand and a trident in the other. Shail (mountain) + Putri (daughter) is a name that means "daughter of the mountains."

Through these nine days, GGS will perform aarti and offer its prayers to the nine avatars of Goddess Durga.

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