Navaratri Celebrations – 2017

MHT is celebrating 2017 Navaratri from Wednesday, 20th September 2017 to Saturday, 30th September . MHT is open daily for Navratri Bhajan’s from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, followed by Aarti and Prasad.

Nine days of navratri puja includes, Devi puja and Lalitha sahasranama, Laxmi sahasranama and Sarawati sahasranama. Navratri depicts the spiritual evolution in life of a worshipper. The mother aspect of god is worshipped as Maha Durga, Maha Laxmi & Maha Saraswati.

We need community members to sponsor for Navratri events for all 9 days. The sponsor can take any of the 9 days and will be allocated on first come first basis. The sponsorship includes:

– Organizing puja & aarti for a day
– Bringing prasad & flowers and after clean up for a day
– Organizing Devi bhajans for a day
– Sending out an invitaion to all their respective friends and families to participate for the event for that particular day

We request the community to participate in the above sponsorship and bring their friends and families for an evening of worship and bhajans.

All devotees are encouraged to bring Prasad & flowers for the daily Navratri Bhajan events.

The Program details are as follows:
Day 1 of Navratri – September 20, 2017 (MHT)
Tithi – Pratipada
Ritual – Ghatstaphna, Goddess Worshipped – Shailaputri (Daughter of Mountain), Offerings to the Goddess – Ghee and Color to be worn on the Day – Red

Day 2 of Navratri – September 21, 2017 (Devi & Lahari)
Tithi – Dwitiya
Ritual – Chandra Darshan, Goddess Worshipped – Brahmacharini, Offerings to the Goddess – Sugar and Color to be worn on the Day – Royal Blue

Day 3 of Navratri – September 22, 2017 (Ankita, Manali, Neha, Rekha & Deepashri)
Tithi – Tritiya
Ritual – Sindoor Tritiya, Goddess Worshipped – Chandraghanta, Offerings to the Goddess – Milk and Color to be worn on the Day – Yellow

Day 4 of Navratri – September 23, 2017(Sheily, Neha, Mamata & Lakshmi)
Tithi  Chaturthi
Ritual – Varad Vinayaka Chauth, Goddess Worshipped – Kushmanda, Offerings to the Goddess – Malpua and Color to be Worn on the Day – Green

Day 5 of Navratri – September 24, 2017(Sumitra, Sanjana & Pavitra)
Tithi – Panchami
Ritual – Upang Lalita Vrat, Goddess Worshipped – Skandamata, Offerings to the Goddess – Bananas and Color to be Worn on the Day – Grey

Day 6 of Navratri – September 25, 2017 (Need a sponsor)
Tithi – Shashthi
Ritual – Saraswati Awahan, Goddess Worshipped – Katyayani mata, Offerings to the Goddess – Honey and Color to be Worn on the Day – Orange

Day 7 of Navratri – September 26, 2017 (Need a sponsor)
Tithi – Saptami
Ritual – Saraswati Puja, Goddess Worshipped – Kaalratri mata, Offerings to the Goddess – Jaggery Dishes and  Color to be Worn on the Day  White

Day 8 of Navratri – September 27, 2017 (Debalina, Lakshmi Priya, Sangeetha & Minakshi)
Tithi – Ashtami
Ritual – Maha Gauri Puja; Durga Ashthami, Goddess Worshipped – Mahagauri, Offerings to the Goddess – Coconut and Color to be Worn on the Day – Pink

Day 9 of Navratri – September 28, 2017 (Aparna & Venkat Basani)
Tithi – Navami
Ritual – Ayudha puja, Navami Homam, Goddess Worshipped – Siddhidaatri, Offerings to the Goddess – Grains and Color to be Worn on the Day – Sky Blue

Day 10 of Navratri – September 29, 2017 (Bhargavi, Vani, Devi & Nagina)
Tithi – Dashami
Navratri Parana Time to break Fasting

Day 11 of Navratri – September 30, 2017. (Bajan Mandal/Poonam & Rashmi)

Event Details:
6.30pm – 7.30pm            – Bhajan
7.30pm – 7.45pm            – Aarti
7.45pm – 8.30pm            – Prasad
8.30pm – 9.00pm            – Cleanup

MHT needs volunteers for the above events for all the days. Kindly email info@mainehindutemple.org if you would like to volunteer.

We are grateful for your support, participation, and generosity for this noble cause! Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to seeing you at  Navratri. Please email info@mainehindutemple.org or call (207) 370-0475 if anyone needs more details or clarification.

Sincerely,

MHT Board
September 11, 2017