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Durga Ashtami 2023: Importance of Kanya Pujan during Navratri

 Indians believe that two to ten-year-old girls are a reincarnation of Aadi Shakti Maa Durga. This Durga Ashtami 2023, learn the faith behind kanya pujan.

Durga Ashtami 2023.: Navratri is a festival of beauty, enthusiasm, and festivity. It is said that Goddess Durga visits her devotees on earth during Navratri and fulfills all their wishes. To please the Goddess and get all the wishes fulfilled, kanya pujan of 2 to 10-year-old kanyas is of great importance. Indians believe that two to ten-year-old girls are a reincarnation of Aadi Shakti Maa Durga.

History of kanya pujan

On Durga Ashtami and Maha Navmi, young girls are worshiped as the avatar of Goddess Durga on earth. Hinduism holds that praying to a human gets better results than praying to God. Children are considered the purest form of humans across the universe. kanya pujan is held as a way to acknowledge and worship the pure soul.

What Scriptures say about kanya pujan?

Kanya Pujan

According to the Scriptures,

  • two-year-old Kanyais called KAUMARI. Kaumari Pujan is believed to bring abundance and resolve all issues in life.
  • A three-year-old Kanya is called TRIMURTY. Trimurti Pujan is blessed with financial gains.
  • A four-year-old Kanya is called KALYANI. Kalyani Pujan brings success and abundance to all spheres of life.
  • A five-year-old Kanya is called Rohini. Rohini Pujan brings health to the family and keeps all diseases and illnesses away.
  • A six-year-old Kanya is called KALI. Kali Pujan is supposed to bring in Knowledge, wisdom, fame, and success in all spheres of life.
  • seven-year-old Kanya is called CHANDIKA. Praying to CHANDIKA gives you not only financial abundance but also all kinds of riches.
  • An eight-year-old Kanya is called SHAMBHAVI. Shambhavi Pujan destroys all enemies and gets victory in court cases. The Pujan blesses the person with fame.
  • nine-year-old Kanya is called DURGA. Durga Pujan removes all blocks, kills enemies, and blesses with success in the toughest of all tasks.
  • A ten-year-old Kanya is called SUBHADRA. Subhadra Pujan fulfills all wishes and blesses with life-long happiness.

That is why we must perform kanya pujan with great devotion and faith. We can gift the Kanyaas with flowers, hair clips, hair bands, kajal, comb, nail polish, mehndi, bananas, apples, coconut, sweets, Halwa-Poori, clothes, Handkerchief, toys depending on your affordability to get blessings from Goddess Durga.

How to perform kanya pujan?

On Ashtami or Navmi, the eighth day or the ninth day of the Navratri, whenever you perform Kanjak, invite nine Kanyaas up to ten years of age and a boy (LAUNKARA), with great devotion and surrender. It is a tradition among devotees to wash the feet of the girls who represent Maa Durga in nine different forms.

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Devotees tie a red thread around their wrists and place red kumkum on their foreheads.

Offer them food, usually Halwa-Poori, cardamom, kheer (optional), jalebi (optional), and coconut and Dakshina. Give them all a gift (optional). Perform Hawan with the Kanyaas (optional). When they leave, gift them a chunni (optional). Do not forget to touch their feet and take their blessings before they leave.

If pooja is performed in an above-mentioned way, Goddess Durga will surely bless you with success and abundance.

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