Ashtami Puja

MA  IS  NOW  MAHA  GAURI .

This  Puja  starts  with  MAHA  SNAN….MAHA.GAURI  PUJA .

The  64  YOGINI  PUJA…. This  Puja is  done to give  MA the  strength of the  64 YOGINIS. This is a Puja  of  9 POTS.

NABA  DURGA PUJA :-

1)      MAHASWERI  2) KAUMERJYA , 3) VAISHNABI, 4) BARAHI,  5)NARASINGHI,  6) INDRANI,  7) CHAMUNDA, 8) KATTAYANI 9) NABA DURGA .

Then  the  WEAPONS  OF  MA  is  worshipped .

SHANDHI  PUJA  … This  is  the moment  when  Ashtami  Puja  ends  and  Nabami                   Puja  begins  ,  so  the  name  SANDHI  PUJA . This  is  the most vital  time ,   the  meeting (  or  sandhi ) of  Ashtami  and  Nabami Puja.   The  duration of this Puja  is  45  minutes .  At  this  moment  MA  is  CHAMUNDA ….

PUSHPANJALI (Prayer offering).

BHOG…….Firstt fruits and sweets are offered to MA.

BHOG……  consists of Rice, Ghee, Dal, Fried Vegetables, Chutney and Payesh.

After Pushpanjali and Bhog, MA gives us her Prasad to be distributed amongst her       devotees. This is called KANGALI BHOJAN.

Now 108 diyas are lit and offered in the name of MA because we are praying to her so that this world should never be destroyed and like the sacred lamp should always be burning.

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