Ashada Gupt Navratri 2021 Date: There are total 4 Navratris in Hinduism. Apart from Chaitra and Shardiya Navratri, Navratri is also celebrated in Magh and Ashadh months. The Navratri of Magh and Ashadha month is called Gupt Navratri. Gupt Navratri starts on Pratipada of Shukla Paksha of Ashadh month. This year it begins from July 11, 2021. However, both tantric and satvik powers are worshiped in this Navratri. But for tantric accomplishments, many sages worship Maa Durga in this Gupta Navratri and perform rituals. That is why this Navratri holds special importance for sages and tantriks. According to religious beliefs, Maa Durga is worshiped in Gupt Navratri to prove Tantric Mahavidyas as well.
10 Incarnations Of Goddess Durga Are 10 Worshipped During Gupt Navratri –
According to Hinduism, 9 forms of Durga Maa are worshiped in Chaitra and Shardiya Navratri while 10 forms of Durga Mata are worshiped in Gupt Navratri. The 10 goddesses who are worshiped in Gupt Navratri are as follows. Mother Kali, Mother Tara Devi, Mother Tripura Sundari, Mother Bhuvaneshwari, Mother Chhinnamasta, Mother Tripura Bhairavi, Mother Dhumavati, Mother Baglamukhi, Mother Matangi, and Mother Kamala Devi.
Auspicious time For Ghatasthapana during Gupt Navaratri –: 11 Ghatasthapana should be done on Sunday in July 2021 – Between 05:31 am to 07:47 am. This duration – of 2 hours and 16 minutes is called ‘Abhijit Muhurta’. The Pratipada starts from 11:59 am to 12:54 pm – Pratipada tithi ends on July 10, 2021, at 06:46 am – July 11, 2021, at 07:47 am is the auspicious time for puja.
How to worship Goddess Durga
On the 1st day of Navratri, Ghatasthapana is done at an auspicious time. An idol or a picture of Goddess Durga is placed and worshipped by the devotees. Devotees offer various things like vermilion, saffron, camphor, barley, incense, clothes, mirrors, combs, bracelets, and bangles to the Goddess. A havan is then performed on the last day of the Navaratri.