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Dashain starts today, time of Ghatasthapana at 11:46


Nepalnews
2021 Oct 07, 7:47,

The biggest festival of Nepal, which starts from Ashwin Shukla Pratipada every year, has started from today. This festival is celebrated for 15 days till Ashwin Shukla Purnima.

Today, on the first day of Vijay Dashami, ghats are installed in every house with the installation of oil lamp( Diyo batti), urns (Kalas) , and Ganesha. Worship begins by invoking Goddess Durga, the presiding deity of Shakti, in a Vedic manner in the worship room. 

This morning, after completing the daily routine, sand or soil is brought from a nearby river or a clean place and placed in a worship room or tenth house covered with cow dung and barley is planted on it.

This work is also called depositing. As barley sprouts are a favorite item of Goddess Durga, today they are planted and offered to Goddess Durga on the day of Vijaya Dashami.

Prof. Dr. Ram Chandra Gautam, a theologian and former chairman of the Nepal Panchang Adjudicating Committee, said that there is no classical method of planting grains other than barley in Jamara.

Traditionally, some have planted other grains along with barley. Jamara is also used as ayurvedic medicine.

Ghatsthapana site 11:46 p.m.

This day is also called Ghatsthapana as the worship of Goddess Durga as a form of power is performed on the same pot by setting up a ghat.

The offerings of Goddess Durga are accepted on the day of Vijaya Dashami by anointing with the water of the full urn established today. The committee has stated that the site of the incident will be at 11:46 am today.

Chairman of the committee Shrikrishna Adhikari said that Chitra Nakshatra and Vaidhriti Yoga should be pacified before the site of Ghatsthapana as Chitra Nakshatra and Vaidhriti Yoga were observed throughout the day. The committee has stated that the site of Abhijit Muhurat will be set up at noon as per the scriptural promise.

The lord of Chitra Nakshatra, Tvashta, i.e. Vishwakarma, and the lord of Vaidhriti Yoga, Aditi, i.e. the mother of the gods, should make peace with special worship. There is a classical method of worshiping Rudra, Surya, Soma, and Mrityunjaya along with Tvashta and Aditi during Chitra and Vaidhriti Yoga.

He also said that the committee has decided to make Ghatsthapana today in accordance with the classical belief that Ghatsthapana should be performed on the day of Pratipada at sunrise.

The three forms of Goddess Durga, Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati are worshiped in a methodical manner throughout Navratri. Mahakali is a symbol of power, Mahalakshmi is a symbol of wealth and prosperity and Mahasaraswati is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom.

Special worship and adoration is performed on the occasion of the nine forms of Durga, which are used by Durga to kill demons such as Chanda, Munda, Shumbha, Nishumbha and Raktavija, which are symbols of demonic tendencies. The 15 days from Ashwin Shukla Pratipada to the full moon are also called Durga Paksha.

Worship of nine forts for nine days

On the first day of this party, Shailaputri, on the second day Brahmacharini, on the third day Chandraghanta, on the fourth day Kushmanda, on the fifth day Skandamata, on the sixth day Katyayani, on the seventh day Kalratri, on the eighth day Mahagauri and on the ninth day Siddhidatri is worshiped. These nine forms of Durga are also called Nava Durga.

There is a classical rule that all human beings should worship Goddess Durga as it protects human beings from demonic and demonic tendencies. Theologian Gautam says that there is scriptural evidence that Durga Puja and Dashain festivals do not belong to any particular caste or religion. The tenth festival is celebrated as a symbol of the victory of divine power over truth and demonic power over untruth.

As a symbol of Durga, the nine virgins are worshiped separately every day from today to Mahanavami. There is a classical law that a virgin worshiped in this way should be above two years of age.

On the seventh day of Baradsai, flowers are brought in according to the religious method. On the days of Maha Ashtami and Mahanavami, the worshipers perform special worship with sacrifices in the tenth house, Kot and Shakti Peetha. Throughout Navratri, Durga Saptashati Chandi, Shrimad Devi Bhagwat, and other deities are also recited. On this occasion, devotees including Guhyeshwari, Maitidevi, Naxal Bhagwati, Shobha Bhagwati, Nala Bhagwati, and Palanchok Bhagwati gather at Shakti Peeths across the country.

Vijayadashami's site on September 13 at 10: 02 am

The tenth day, also known as Navratra, has nine nights and 10 days, but this year it has only eight nights and nine days. Chairman Adhikari said that it was written in a book on the subject of Tantra that the goddess should be worshiped by chanting and reciting in such a situation due to the change of date.

Today, Goddess Durga is worshiped on the day of Vijayadashami on September 13 and Tika, Jamra and flowers are offered as offerings from the devotees.

The committee has stated that the site of Devi Visarjan will be at 8:19 am on September 15. For those looking for a site to receive Tika Prasad, the 10:02 AM site is the best. There is a classical method of offering offerings to the goddess from Vijayadashami to Kojagrat Purnima until all the sacrifices are completed.

From Vijaya Dashami to the day of Kojagrat Purnima, offerings and blessings of the Goddess are received from the devotees. The committee has called for vigilance as the risk of the corona epidemic is not over this year as it was last year.

On the full moon day, the symbol of wealth, Mahalakshmi, is fasted, kept awake at night, worshiped, and wished for wealth. There is a religious belief that Lakshmi gives wealth to the people living in Jagram on this day. Today is the day of Ghatsthapana 

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