Updated : September 22nd, 2022, By geosols
Vastu has a significant role in Navratri. The festival of Navratri is a significant festival for Hindus. It has great importance from a religious point of view. Navratri celebrates the nine-day worship of Maa Durga in nine various forms. Maa Durga is called the Goddess of happiness, prosperity and luxury. For nine days of Chaitra & Sharad Navratri, devotees of Maa Durga keep fast and offer prayers. Devotees break their fast after Kanya Puja on Ashtami and Navami.
Along with fasting and worship, this festival of Navratri is also essential for removing Vastu defects. Therefore, taking special Vastu measures in the house can increase happiness and prosperity today. So let us know about these Vastu Shastra.
Maa Durga Idol (Source from Pinterest)
The best direction for Maa Durga Idol and Photographs is: –
Establishing the idol and picture of Maa Durga in these three directions is very optimistic. So it is very encouraging to bring Maa Durga into the house during Navratri because this develops and enhances the positive energy in the place.
Facing of Worship
While worshipping during Navratri, in which directions should the idol or picture of Maa Durga and the worshipper’s face?
If Maa Durga faces West, then the worshipper should face East. Likewise, worshippers should face North if Maa Durga faces south. And, if Maa Durga faces South-West Direction, the worshipper should face North-East Direction.
Colours and Items in Navratri
Always use red colour in Navratri because it’s very auspicious. The Colour red is the favourite colour of Maa Durga, and that is why only red and similar colours only used in Navratri. Or the red colour is also called Maa Durga colour.
On the days of Navratri, offer red clothes, red Bengals, red sandalwood, vermilion, red cloth saree, red chunari, etc., to 9 goddesses of Maa Durga.
Maa Durga’s Chowki should never place in the bedroom or drawing room.
But, according to the Vastu, you can put a curtain on Maa Durga’s Chowki if the direction is in your home Bedroom or Drawing Room. So, there will be no Vastu defect and doing so is not inauspicious. Now the question comes, what colour should the curtain be? As mentioned above, red-coloured should be used only in Navratri. So, you can use a red curtain and the same coloured cloth to lay in Navdurga’s Chowki.
North, East and North-East directions are the water element, and the red colour represents the fire element. At the same time, water and fire elements should never be together. However, It is only during Navratri that the red colour is used in these three directions, hence the flame is lit in Brass Diya to balance the water and fire elements.
Sandalwood posture (आसन) should place in North, East and North-East directions. And it is auspicious to keep the idol of Maa Durga and the Kalash together on the sandalwood posture. With the effect of sandalwood, the worship area becomes a centre of positive energy, and it does not cause any Vastu defects. Or, if you want, you can also use wooden posture in Maa Durga chowki.
Akhand Jyoti in Brass Diya (Source from Pepperfry)
Akhand Jyoti is also important in Navratri. The Akhand Jyoti burns continuously for nine days with great care. So, according to Vastu Shastra, Akhand Jyoti should be kept in the southeast direction.
Yes, that’s right. But, if you do not keep the Akhand Jyoti near the place (Chauki) of Maa Durga, then there is no benefit and use in keeping it for nine days. So now the question is, what to do with Akhand Jyoti? Burn it in Brass Diya if you want to keep an Akhand Jyoti during Navratri. Doing so will not cause any Vastu defect or loss. One more thing, even if you cannot take care of the Akhand Jyoti in Navratri, then use Brass Diya in the morning or evening worship so that the balance of water and fire elements remains.
Kalash in Navratri (Source from iStock)
Keep in mind the Vastu rules while setting up the Kalash and Coconut together with Mango Leaves during Navratri. First, establish the Kalash in the northeast corner. Kalash also balances the fire and water elements. Only earthen pots should be used in Navdurga.
Vastu Shastra states this direction is most auspicious and best for worship. It increases lots of positive energy in this zone and this positive energy moves from North-East to South-West directions, that’s why we are getting prosperity and happiness at the home.
Navdurga comes twice a year, but do you know that these 2 Navratri bring changes in the season?
For example, Chaitra Navratri comes in March or April with the summer season, and Sharad Navratri comes in September or October with the winter. So now, whenever Navdurga Puja comes, don’t forget about it to notice. This is an indication of the change in the weather.
Khetri in Navratri (Source From Freepik)
“Khetri’ is also called “Kheti”. Therefore, it is essential to plant Khetri in Navdurga at home. First, Khetri sow in the sand and soil in an earthen pot. After this, barley (जौं) seeds are grown in it. Then, only a little water is needed daily for nine days so the roots can germinate. Its believed that the longer the barley grows, the better it is for the well-being and prosperity of the family. It is related to the blessings (grace) of the nine Goddesses on you and your family. According to another opinion, the complexion of a Khetri is more important than its height. Yellow-coloured Khetri is not good as compared with green-coloured Khetri. After worship on the last day, keep a small piece of Khetri in the place of your money. And the rest of the Khetri should be immersed in the running streams of the river.
Even if the devotee worships with a sincere heart, they can get happiness, prosperity, peaceful life and blessings of Maa Durga in every Navratri.