Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Kalash Sthapana or Ghat Sthapana for Durga Pooja

Kalash Sthapana or Ghat Sthapana is the initiation of Durga Pooja during Durga Navratri. Kalash sthapana is performed on the next day to Mahalaya Amavasya or on First day (Padyami / Prathami) during Durga puja. Kalash Sthapana 2010 date or Ghatasthapana 2010 date is October 8th.

Kalash Sthapan Puja steps – How to do Kalasha Pooja?Take a fresh silver or bronze or copper or earthen pot and fill it (upto its neck) with holy water place Pancha pallavas (five types of sacred leaves) or mango leaves. Kalash is decorated with haldi (turmeric powder), chandan (sandalwood powder) and kumkum (vermillion powder).Keep a coconut on the Kalash and cover it with a blouse piece. The coconut is also decorated with chandan paste.

While chanting the Durga Pooja Kalasha Sankalpa mantra, recite the sloka given below:Karishyami vratham matarnavaratra manuththamamSahayyam kuru mei devi ! Jagadamba ! mamahkhilam
Mother Goddess! I am observing the fruitful Navratra vrata. Jagadamba! Please give me courage, patience and devotion and help me in every aspect during Durga pooja.

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