Gupt Navratri 2020 (Photo Credits: Latestly)
Secret Navratri: According to Sanatan Dharma, Magh month is best for bathing, donation and meditation in holy rivers and streams. In the same month, due to the holding of Gupt Navratri, the greatness of Magh month increases. Sadhu Sannyasis, Aghoris and Tantric in Gupta Navratris gain divine powers by meditating and meditating and use it in human interest. According to mythology, Gupt Navaratri is the tantra-mantra and perfection, mother Durga is worshiped in Gupta Navaratri for the attainment of tantra-mantra. It is believed that by doing special worship of Navratri of Magh month, one can get freedom from all incurable diseases and other hazards.
When is Gupta Navratri?
Chaitriya Navratri and Sharad Navratri are particularly popular in Hindu society, this nine-day festival is celebrated with different and traditional customs in different regions of the country. But in fact four Navratris are celebrated in a year. Chaitra Navratri, Ashadh Navratri, Sharadiya Navratri and Magha Navratri. The Navratri of Magh and Ashadh month are known as ‘Gupt Navratri’. These are mainly organized by saints, ascetics, Aghori and Tantrik etc., that is why the common people are not aware of this Navratri. According to the English calendar, the Secret Navratri of the month of Magh will start from 12 February 2021 and will continue till 21 February 2021. Also Read: Mauni Amavasya 2021: Devotees take holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya in Prayagraj and Varanasi in UP, see photos
Secret of Secret Navratri?
In Gupta Navaratri, Mother Durga is worshiped as ‘divine powers’. This worship is done in secret ways at secluded places, especially on the river banks. The puja is conducted by sadhus-sannyasis, tantrikas and Aghoris for tantra cultivation by pleasing Goddess Durga (devi Durga). During this time, all kinds of secret rituals, Havan and Yajna etc. are performed. Since this puja consists of attaining siddhi through tantra-mantra, its rituals are performed in isolation, away from the common people, as siddhis are achieved only after secretly worshiped, which is why it is called Gupta Navratri Is called The nine forms of Maa Durga that are worshiped in Gupta Navaratri are Maa Kalike, Tara Devi, Tripura Sundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Mata Chitramasta, Tripura Bhairavi, Maa Dhumravati, Mata Baglamukhi, Matangi, Kamala Devi respectively.
Puja method and material
All the materials of worship should be arranged before starting the Puja of Gupta Navaratri. Prominent among these are the idol or picture of Maa Durga, durva, henna, bindi, whole betel nut, turmeric lump, ground turmeric, wood pot, seating posture, chowki, roli, molly, wreath, vermilion, saffron, camphor, Barley, incense, cloth, mirror, comb, bracelet-bangle, scented oil, mango leaves, bandanavar, red flower, bell leaf, lotus leaf, barley, bandanavar, lamp, incense, naivedya, honey, sugar, panchmeva, nutmeg, mace , Coconut, Asanas, Sand, Soil, Betel, Cloves, Cardamom, Clay or Brass Urn, Havan Stuff, Plate for worship, White Clothing, Milk, Yogurt, Ritupal, Mustard, Gangajal etc. It is believed that this puja is performed by Tantrik and Aghoris at midnight for all nine days. First of all, by setting the urn, laying a red cloth on an outpost, by lighting a statue or picture of Mother Durga on it, they light the Akhand Jyoti, which is necessary to burn continuously for nine days. Durga offers Maa a red vermilion and a golden goat chunari. At the feet of Maa Durga, offer red flowers with puja material. By lighting a lamp of mustard oil, they chant the mantra ‘Om dun durgaiye namah’. However, this worship of ‘Shakti’ is performed by sages, ascetics and Aghori according to their respective rituals. It is mandatory for worshipers to keep fast. Also read: Things to do on Thursday: To keep Lord Vishnu happy, avoid these tasks on Thursday and do these tasks, it will be difficult at home
Gupta Navratri 2021 date and Kalash establishment auspicious time-
Navratri starts 12 February (Friday) 2021 days
Navratri ends 21 February (Sunday) 2021 days
Kalash Establishment Muhurta – 08.34 am to 09.59 am.