First day of Navratri – Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja, Swarnakhachitha Durga Puja, Mahakali Puja and Brahmi Puja
by Mantra & shlokas on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 2:48pm
First day of Navratri is known as Pratipada Navratri Durga Puja. Navratri begins with Ghatasthapana or Kalasha Sthapana. Maha Padyami Navratri puja date in 2010 is October 8th, Friday. The Goddess to worship during the first day of Navratri varies from region to region.
Navadurga Goddesses, Dasamahavidya Shaktis, and Saptamatrika and Ashtamatrika Goddesses are worshipped in Navratri Puja. As a part of Navadurga Puja, Goddess Shailputri Puja is observed on the first day. Maha Kali puja is celebrated as part of Dasamahavidya puja and in Saptamtrika worship, Brahmi puja is observed.
Sri Swarna khachitha Durga or Swarnakavachalunkrutha Durga is worshipped in Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple.
In North Indian states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh, Dasamahavidya and Navadurga are worshipped. In some South Indian temples, Navadurga Goddesses and Saptamatrukas or Ashtamatrukas are worshipped. For the first day of Navratri 2010, Green colored dresses or sarees are worn in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Durga Navratri 2010 dates:
- Kalasha Sthapana – 8 October 2010
- Preeti Dwitiya – 9 October 2010 – Sindhara Dooj
- Sindoor Tritiya – 10 October 2010 – Gauri Teej – Sowbhagya Teej
- Varad Vinayak Chaturthi – 11 October 2010
- Lalita Panchami 2010 – 12 October 2010
- Maha Sashti or Durga Shashti – 13 October 2010 – Skanda Sashti or Muruga Shashti fasting
- Durga Saptami or Maha Saptami – 14 October 2010
- Durgashtami or Mahashtami – 15 October 2010
- Bathukamma 2010 Festival in Andhra Pradesh – 15 October 2010
- Mahanavami – 16 October 2010
- Ayudha Puja in South India – 16 October 2010
- Vijaya Dashami – 17 October 2010
- Ayudha Puja in North India – 17 October 2010
- Vidyarambham in Kerala – 17 October 2010