Since 108 lotuses had been provided to the Goddess on the special date of Sandhi Puja, Hanuman was asked to deliver 108 lotus flowers from Devidah. Then Rama himself expressed his want to donate a lotus to the goddess. Later, she appeared and gave him the reward that he would have the power to kill Ravana.
The puja begins with Mahalaya, the day which signifies the end of Pitru Paksha Shradh and the start of the Durga Puja for Bengalis. This year Durga Puja will be celebrated from 11 October – 15 October. According to the Hindu non secular textual content, the Durga puja including Chandi Path ought to start from the very subsequent day of Mahalaya. This pageant symbolises and celebrates the ability of ladies and the victory of excellent over evil. Legend has it that on this auspicious day, Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasur in a battle.
The rituals are carried out in the last 24 minutes of Ashtami and the primary 24 minutes of Navami. Sandhi Puja is properly known to worship the Chamunda type of Goddess Durga. During this ritual 108 lamps are lit and 108 lotus flowers are provided. Goddess Chamunda emerged from the third eye of Durga and killed Chanda and Munda on the cusp of Ashtami and Navami, the eighth and ninth days respectively.
It is completed at the juncture when Ashtami Tithi ends and Navami Tithi begins. It is believed that Devi Chamunda was appeared during this time to kill demons Chanda and Munda. On the day of Ashtami, special pujas like ‘Astra Puja’ and ‘Sandhi Puja’ also take place in Puja pandals. As a part aha emoji of Astra Puja, Goddess Durga’s weapons with which she defeated the buffalo demon Mahishasura are worshipped with much fervour. Therefore on this day, Ashta Nayikas, or the eight varieties or incarnations of shakti are worshipped within the form of all encompassing Goddess Durga.
One of the primary occasions on Durga Ashtami is the sandhi puja, which is held on the juncture when Ashtami tithi ends and Navami tithi begins. It is believed that Devi Chamunda appeared around this time to kill demons Chanda and Munda. The markets are filled with different colours and lights once once more as it’s the time of Navratri and Durga Puja celebrations. This time of the yr is at all times filled with enthusiasm and happiness. The nine-day long Navratri festivities are occurring and Monday marks the first day of Durga Puja. During this time, one can spot probably the most beautiful idols of the Goddess Durga and likewise get pleasure from countless rounds of shopping.
The 5-day Durga Puja festivity, broadly celebrated across the globe, is a major pageant of Bengalis. Maha Navami follows the sandhi puja at the finish of Maha Ashtami. It begins with a Mahasnan and Shodashopachara, a 16-step puja, based on the scriptures. The goddess is offered pink flowers as pink is the colour of Maha Navami. Sandhi Pooja is a very important ritual during Navratri Pooja. It is carried out on the level when Ashtami Tithi ends and Navami Tithi begins.