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Navratri 2024 April: 9 days of Chaitra Navratri starting from 9 April 

Day 1 of Chaitra Navratri 2024: Navratri 2024 starts from April 9. These are the most auspicious 9 days when you can get all your wishes fulfilled from Maa Durga. Read the timings of Ghat ( Kalash) Sthapana, the right color to wear and the right food to consume today. 

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Jai Mata Di! Today is the first day of Navratri 2024. In Hindu religion, the 9 days of Navratri hold a very special place. Hindu devotees from all over the world believe that Maa Durga opens the door of her house and her heart for her devotees. These are the best 9 days to get all your wishes fulfilled. Maa Durga is Maa ( Mother) after all, to whom all her children ( the devotees) are equally beloved. 

But nothing will change if you keep manifesting sitting on your couch all day and doing nothing about it! Maa Durga knows which child of hers is truly devotional and hardworking, only then she fulfills the wishes. 

So, what to do this Navratri to please Maa Durga and to win her love? What is the right way to begin Navratri Pooja, what is the correct Gupt Navratri 2024 date and time and what should you strictly avoid doing this Chaitra Navratri? Come, let’s jump right into it: 

Chaitra Navratri 2024: The Best time to do Kalash Sthapana 

On the first day of Navratri, devotees do the ‘Kalash Sthapana’ which is an indispensable part of setting your temple right for Navratri Pooja. But, one must do it at the right time as per astrological charts. 

The best time to do Navratri 2024 Kalash Sthapana would be 11:57 am- 12:48 pm on 9 April 2024. ( Abhijeet Muhurat)

Chaitra Navratri 2024: Best Vidhi to do Kalash Sthapana 

Now, let’s know what is the correct way to do the Navratri Kalash Sthapana: 

  • First of all, clean your house really well. Sweep and mop the floor, dust off the main door and light a purifying incense. 
  • Now, make Swastika signs on both sides of the house’s main door and decorate the door with a Toran made of Mango leaves. ( 7 or 9 leaves in total would be best) 
(Tip: Maa Durga loves fresh flowers. Try not using any artificial flowers in the Navratri Pooja 2024.) 
  • Clean your temple and sprinkle Gangajal. 
  • Keep a wooden table ( Asana) and spread red cloth over it. 
  • Now, place Maa Durga’s idol ( or picture ) and then place Lord Ganesha’s idol on the left side. 
  • Now, tie 5-7 Mango tree leaves in Red Kalava and tie it on the neck of  a Cooper, or Brass water container. 
  • Now, place the coconut in a Copper water container, make Swastika on it. 
  • Now, take an earthen pot and add a handful of Barley seeds in sand. Add water to it. 
  • Now, light a Desi Ghee diya ( or use Sesame Oil), along with Chandan Dhoop Cone. ( or any). Keep fresh fruit(s) and red flowers to please Maa Durga. 
  • If you don’t know the Navratri manta, no worries! Chant Durga Saptashati Mantra, or click on the link given below.

Day 1 of Chaitra Navratri 2024: Secrets to please Maa Durga which no one would tell you 

You must have seen Navratri Pooja happening at your place all your life long but have all your wishes been fulfilled? No, right? It means, you have missed out on something important and it has left your Pooja incomplete. 

Here are the Navratri Pooja 2024 secrets no one would tell you ( but, we will). 

In these 9 days of Navratri: 

  • Eat red colored fruit today ( Apple) and wear red colored clothes;
  • Buy a Silver fish and place it the North east corner to attract wealth in abundance;
  • Offer Gomti Chakra and 9 Cloves to Maa Durga. On the 10th day, manifest your desires and keep them in your wallet; 
  • Plant a red flower plant in your garden 
  • Listen to Vishnu Sahastra everyday if you’re troubled by unnecessary expenditures. 

Final Words 

With these tips and tricks, we pray that may Maa Durga give you the strength to complete the auspicious 9 days of Navratri with utmost devotion. Stay tuned for the complete 9 days of Navratri 2024 Series where we will tell you how each day is special and which mantra to chant to make your dreams come true! Jai Mata Di! 

Jyoti Sehrawat
Jyoti Sehrawat
Jyoti Sehrawat is a passionate writer and an English language educator who has been writing professionally for over 14 years. Her journey as a writer began as a personal endeavor, a way to express her thoughts, feelings, and imagination. Over the years, it evolved into a lifelong pursuit, a calling that she’s truly passionate about. When she’s not writing, she loves to paint, explore new DIYs and bake French-vanilla muffins!

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