Navratri is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals in India. It is celebrated with full gaiety and fervour across the country. The Festival of 9 nights is celebrated with full devotion for 10 days. During 9 days of celebration, people worship different incarnations of Maa Durga while on the 10th day the idols are immersed at different visarjan sites.
According to the Hindu calendar, Navaratri is observed during the month of Ashvin which falls in the early autumn. Among all the other festivals in India, Navratri is celebrated with utmost zeal and enthusiasm and people try to impress Goddess Durga to get her blessings.
In the 9 days of Pujan, people take the purity very seriously and keep themselves away from violence, liquor and non-veg foods and try to live a satwik (sacred) life as the festival is a symbol the victory of good over evil.
The Navratri puja is one of the most elaborated pujas done in the Hindu households. Hindus worship Maa Durga as the Mother Goddess who is said to be the God of mercy and blesses her devotees with all the happiness and prosperity in life.
Here are all the Puja Samagris required to perform it in an elaborate and right manner:
Picture or Idol of Goddess Durga in the Pooja room
Roli, red sacred powder for Tilak
Durga Saptshati book
Moli, red sacred thread
Ganga water or plain water in Kalash (pitcher)
Fresh mango leaves
Wish you all a very happy Navaratri well in advance!