The auspicious occasion of Shardiya Navratri 2022 is here and there is an air of positivity all around. During this festive season, various forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped throughout India to ask her for blessings. Navratri has great significance in Vedic Astrology as each of the nine incarnations of Goddess Durga corresponds to a different element of the cosmos. Additionally, taking astrological and vast remedies can help improve positivity in you. You can do the following to harmonize aspects of your planetary energy with those of the festival.
Worship different avatars of Durga: Place an idol of Goddess Durga in your house and worship her according to the avatar suitable for your zodiac sign. Aries and Scorpio should place an idol of Devi Skandamata, Taurus and Libra of Devi Katyayani, Gemini and Virgo of Devi Maha Gauri, Cancer of Devi Chandraghanta, Leo of Devi Shailputri, Sagittarius and Pisces of Devi Kushmanda and Devi Brahmacharini’s Capricorn and Aquarius.
Plant Tulsi at home: Tulsi has an important meaning in astrology. Having a Tulsi plant at home is a great way to ward off evil spirits and other harmful energies. Eradication of health problems is another benefit. Navratri is a great opportunity to plant Tulsi in your home if you don’t already have one. You need to plant it so that it points northeast of your house.
Turn on Akhand Jyot in the temple: Without the use of Akhand Jyot, the Navratri puja cannot be considered complete. The name Akhand Jyot refers to an inexhaustible source of light. The tradition of lighting it on the first day of Navratri is believed to bring prosperity and joy to the house. If you want to do this, however, you should start on the first day of Navratri. Never put it on the floor or boards. maintain its southeast orientation towards the temple.
Tie mango leaves on the main door: Using mango leaves as a door hanger is believed to ward off evil spirits. Here, carefully clean some new mango leaves. String them with the red yarn and display them above the front door.
Organize Kanya Pujan: Kanya puja is performed as part of the worship of Goddess Devi to recognize the strength and potential of the little girl. As an act of worship to the Goddess, devotees traditionally give these nine little girls a foot bath and new clothes. You should arrange it on Ashtami or Navami at your home. You can give kanya gifts like candy, stationery, etc. according to your zodiac sign. These elements can be red for Aries and Scorpio, white for Taurus and Libra, green for Gemini and Virgo, pink or off-white for Cancer, orange for Leo, yellow for Sagittarius and Pisces, and black or gray for Capricorn and Aquarius.
Remove old items from the house: The importance of hygiene and space cannot be overstated. According to Vastushastra, old and unused objects are great energy absorbers and therefore should be disposed of. They prevent positivity from entering your home. Leather goods like shoes, wallet or belt, iron and clocks or watches denote Saturn – the planet of karma and reward. Therefore, to begin with, we must get rid of these household objects to appease Saturn.
blowing conch: To appease the gods and goddesses, Vastu prescribes blowing the conch and ringing the bells. The purity of the environment would be improved. Scientific studies have shown that the vibrations created by a conch shell can kill certain microorganisms. The different styles of shankh have divine names. The right-handed shankh represents Lord Vishnu, while the left-handed shankh represents Lord Shiva. Ganesh Shankh, Dakshinavarti Shankh, Vamavarti Shankh, Kauri Shankh, Gaumukhi Shankh, Shankhini, Heera Shankh and Moti Shankh are all examples of conches named after deities.
Light a dhoop: In order to create light dhoop, Guggul is mixed with dried cow dung. According to proponents, it can make indoor spaces healthier. Dhoop is good for us in every way. We can benefit from dhoop incense’s ability to sharpen our focus in study or during meditation, and other health benefits of incense include protection against infections, relief from headaches and depression, and a reduction in anxiety and stress.
Give back to your community: During the Navratras, those who are able should give generously to the less fortunate, within the limits of their financial means. Donations made during this time will bring the donor endless rewards and benefits.
(Vedic Astrologer, Founder – Astro Zindagi)
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