How to perform navratri ashtmi puja (Pujan vidhi of ashtmi)

Pujan Vidhi

Take bath in brahm murath and wear neat and clean clothes. Worship Maa with dhoop, roli, kumkum, flowers(red), akshat and deep. Make halwa,puri and black chana to serve the goddess. You can also unboiled fresh milk and sweets of mawa as prasadam. Take some flowers in your hand and chant the following shloka

“Sarva Mangala Maangalye, Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike
Sharanye Tryambake Gaurii, Naaraayanii Namostute”

Offer those flowers to Maa .You can recite Maa chalisa or Durga maa vrath katha also if you want. In the end sing maa Durga aarti.

Kanya Pujan
All unmarried girls are worshiped like Maa Durga. There feet’s are washed with water and served puri, chana and halwa. Some people make potato or pumpkin sabji too. Moli is tied on their hand and tilak is done.Food is served among 5,7,9 or 11 girls

Langura-One boy below 7 year of age is also served along with the girls as langura.

Below are some pics of puja vidhi.

The toran is done with fresh mango leaves on the first day of navaratri and is kept for the following 9 days.

Some people even make Maa Durga with kalash and coconut.Decorate it with flowers,tulsi,beautiful clothes etc.

On the ashtami day, make a diya of atta (wheat flour) and place it in the middle of the prasadam plate. Once the diya is lit, Do not sweep the floor nor wash clothes – in other words, no major cleaning of the house is done. Also, the food cooked in the kitchen must not contain onion or garlic.Diya after worshipping is re used and made into a puri which women of the house generally eat.

Prasad of kala chana and halwa for Maa.A tulsi leaf is kept in the prasad too.

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