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There are mainly four Navratris in a year. While of these, the Vasanth and AshwinNavratri are famous and celebrated with much splendour and magnificence, the two unknown or rather lesser known Navratris are Asadh and MaghNavratri.They are also known as GuptNavratri (Literal meaning-Secret nine nights), simply because not many have heard of them and many Gupt (secret) rituals are performed in this period. These fourNavratris are meant for sadhaks who perform specific tantric rituals, vashikarans, stambhan, uchatans, vidyeshan and maran rituals.
MaaDurga (Shakti) is the primordial energy of creation and the divine mother Goddess of the Universe. She has manifested in different forms like Kali,Durga, Saraswati, etc. inorder to bring harmony to the universe. We all know, GuptNavratri simply means unheard of or secret. Out of theseGuptNavratris, MaghNavratri is celebrated prominently in the northern region of India – Uttarakhand,Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Punjab and Haryana. While AshadhNavratri is celebrated prominently in South India.
Why do People Celebrate Navratri?
During the 9 days of GuptNavratri, prayers are offered to MaaDurga to seek her blessings and gain fortitude. Vedic texts like Devi Mahatmya, Shrimad Devi Bhagwatand the ShriDurgaSapshati path are recited. During the GuptNavratri festivals, devotees pay tribute to GoddessDurga in the form of fasts, daan (donation) and reciting shlokas. It is said that during these 9 days whatever the devotee wishes for sincerely, will be granted by Ma promptly.
Unlike the grand celebrations during the Vasanth and AshwinNavratri, the prayers for GuptNavratri are done in secret or simply without any fuss. This is because it is an auspicious time and the best time to remedy one’s self of sickness and gain Riddhi-Siddhi. Puja done during the Navratras of the Magh month gives a protection against any danger or injury and devotee attain Riddhi& Siddhi. Goddess Durgais worshipped in the three forms of the divine femininity: as the bestower of wealth and prosperity, as the remover of vices and finally as the goddess of wisdom.
GUPT NAVRATRI MANTRAS:
"Durge Smrita Harasi Bhitimshesh Jantoh Swasthaih Smritamati Mateev Shubhaam Dadasi Daridray
Duhkh Bhayaharinika Twadanya Sarvopakarkaranay Sadadrachitta.”
“SarvMangala Mangalye Shive Sarvarth Sadhike
Sharanye Trayambke Gouri Narayani Namostute.”
“Srishtisthiti Vinashaanam Shaktibhute Sanatani Gunaashraye Gunamaye Narayani Namostute.”
“Sharanagat Deenart Paritranaparayane Sarvsyartihare Devi, NarayaniNamostute.”
It is believed that Goddess Shakti (Durga) alleviates all sorts of suffering and sorrow from the life of the devotee, who keeps a non-stop nine days fast during the Navratas. Those, who worship Mata Durga with complete dedication and devotion, achieve blessings of Maa in the form of knowledge wealth and prosperity.
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