Gupt Navratri July 2024 - Significance, Muhurat and Mantras

This year, Gupt Navratri will be observed between 6th and 15th of July, 2024.


7/2/20242 min read

Gupt Navratri is a lesser-known but highly significant festival in India. Unlike the more popular Navratri festivals, Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri, Gupt Navratri is observed primarily by dedicated devotees and sadhaks who seek spiritual growth and the blessings of the Goddess in a more secretive or private manner.

Significance of Gupt Navratri

  1. Spiritual Advancement: Gupt Navratri is considered highly auspicious for performing sadhanas and tantra. It is believed that spiritual practices performed during this period bear fruit quickly and effectively.

  2. Divine Blessings: This Navratri is dedicated to the worship of the nine forms of Goddess Shakti. Devotees believe that by observing fasts and performing rituals, they can receive the divine blessings of the Goddess for prosperity, protection, and spiritual growth.

  3. Mystical Powers: The term "Gupt" means secret or hidden. The practices and rituals of Gupt Navratri are often kept secret, and it is believed that those who perform these with dedication can attain mystical powers and heightened spiritual insight.

Rituals of Gupt Navratri

  1. Fasting (Vrat): Devotees observe strict fasts during the nine days. Some may choose to eat only once a day, while others may abstain from food and drink altogether, depending on their devotion and capacity.

  2. Ghatasthapana (Kalash Sthapana): The festival begins with the installation of a sacred pot (Kalash) filled with water, mango leaves, and topped with a coconut. This ritual symbolizes the invocation of the Goddess into the household.

  3. Daily Worship and Offerings: Each day of Navratri is dedicated to a different form of the Goddess. Devotees perform special pujas (worship), offer flowers, fruits, sweets, and other offerings to the Goddess.

  4. Chanting and Mantras: Reciting specific mantras and prayers dedicated to the Goddess is a crucial part of the rituals. Devotees chant these mantras with devotion to seek blessings.

  5. Havan (Fire Ritual): On the eighth or ninth day, a havan (fire ritual) is performed. Offerings are made into the sacred fire while chanting mantras, seeking purification and divine blessings.

Gupt Navratri 2024: The order of Puja will be:

  1. July 6, 2024: Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja

  2. July 7, 2024: Bramhacharini Puja

  3. July 8, 2024: Chandraghanta Puja

  4. July 9, 2024: Tritiya /

  5. July 10, 2024: Kushmanda Puja

  6. July 11, 2024: Skandamata Puja

  7. July 12, 2024: Katyayani Puja

  8. July 13, 2024: Kalaratri Puja

  9. July 14, 2024: Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja

  10. July 15, 2024: Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Gupt Navtari July 2024: Ghatasthapana Muhurat

Ashadha Ghatasthapana on Saturday, July 6, 2024
Ghatasthapana Muhurat - 05:29 AM - 10:07 AM (IST)
Ghatasthapana Abhijit Muhurat - 11:58 AM - 12:54 PM (IST)

Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls on Pratipada Tithi
Pratipada Tithi Begins - 04:26 AM on Jul 06, 2024
Pratipada Tithi Ends - 04:26 AM on Jul 07, 2024Ghatasthapana Muhurta falls on Pratipada Tithi
Pratipada Tithi Begins - 04:26 AM on Jul 06, 2024
Pratipada Tithi Ends - 04:26 AM on Jul 07, 2024

Time for Parana (Breaking fast) on Gupt Navratri 2024

Ashadha Navratri Parana on Monday, July 15, 2024
Ashadha Navratri Parana Time - after 07:19 PM

Navami Tithi Begins - 05:25 PM on Jul 14, 2024
Navami Tithi Ends - 07:19 PM on Jul 15, 2024

Gupt Navratri Mantras to Chant:

ॐ दुं दुर्गायै नमः।
Om Dum Durgayei Namah

ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे।
Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundayai Vichche

ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे।
Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundayai Vichche

ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्लीं परमहंसाय नमः।
Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Paramhansay Namah

सुरासम्पूर्णकलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कुष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥
Surasampurnakalasham Rudhiraplutameva Cha
Dadhana Hastapadmabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadastu Me


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