Navratri and Vastu
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.
- What is the best Direction for Maa Durga Idol at Home?
- What is the Facing of Worshipper during Worship in Navratri according to Vastu?
- What type of colours should we use in Navratri according to Vastu?
- What should be the posture (आसन) of Maa Durga during Navratri?
- Precautions related to Akhand Jyot.
- What are the benefits of Keeping Kalash in Navratri according to Vastu?
- Important Things to do in Navratri
- Important Things to don’t do in Navratri
- Some Myths & Rumours related to Navratri
- Some Facts about Navdurga
- What is Khetri in Navratri?
What is the best Direction for Maa Durga Idol at Home?
Maa Durga Idol (Source from Pinterest)
The best direction for Maa Durga Idol and Photographs is: –
- North-East (NE) (Best)
- North (N) (Auspicious)
- East (E) (Auspicious)
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.
What is the Facing of the Worshipper during Worship in Navratri according to Vastu?
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.
What type of colours should we use in Navratri according to Vastu?
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.
What should be the posture (आसन) of Maa Durga during Navratri?
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.
Precautions related to Akhand Jyot.
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.
What are the benefits of Keeping Kalash in Navratri according to Vastu?
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.
Essential things to do in Navratri
- Those devotees who keep fast must do Kanya Puja at home on Ashtami or Navami. Then, while feeding the Kanjak and Languria, make them sit in the North or East direction and eat food (kheer & poori) according to your ability and our Hindu rituals. By doing this, the house is free from Vastu defects, and prosperity reigns there. Worshipping a Kanya or Languria is also like inviting positive energy to your home.
- Worship should be done of Maa Durga in the morning and evening during Navdurga. The time of prayer in Navratri should be the same.
- It is best to worship with family because there are many benefits to worshipping with whole family members.
- On the days of Navdurga, offer fruits to Maa Durga every day.
- It is necessary to clean the Chauki and Mandir of Maa Durga daily. And it is also essential to clean the house and itself before worshipping.
Essential things to don’t do in Navratri
- There should be no delay in worship, and if there is no cleanliness in place of Maa Durga, then there is no use for worship.
- During Navratri, you should avoid garlic, onions, non-vegetarian food, and alcohol, no matter whether other members of a family are fasting or not in Navratri.
Some Myths & Rumours related to Navratri
- The idol and picture of Maa Durga should change in every Navdurga. That’s a myth, but it is wrong to do so because by doing this, you will never be able to have a relationship. Instead, the same idol and picture should worship. By doing this, you can make a relationship with Maa Durga.
- During Navratri, some people believe that if they take garlic, onion, non-vegetarian foods and alcohol outside the house, there is no harm. That is a confusing myth, but do you know it may harm you hard? Consumption of garlic, onion, non-vegetarian foods and alcohol impacts the same in both situations. It is not digested in your body when you consume these things. Instead, it keeps accumulating, which can lead to heart-related problems.
Some Facts About Navdurga
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.
What is Khetri in Navratri?
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.