Kalash Sthapana Puja, or Ghatasthapana, is the one of the most important ceremony during Navratri festival in northern and western parts of
India and in . The best time for Ghatasthapana on October 1, 2016 is from 7:55 AM to 9:16 AM and from 10:47 AM to 12:40 PM. Navarati Kalashsthapana Puja involves invoking the mother Goddess in a Pot or Kalash and sowing of seeds (barely etc). Nepal
Note - Chaitra Navratri Kalash Sthaapana time is on April 8, 2016 between 11:46 AM to 12:46 PM.
In Kalash Sthapana, a pot or kalash with an image of Goddess Durga is installed in the house on the day. The pot or kalash is filled with water and is covered with cow dung and seeds (like barely or wheat) are sown on the dung. The pot is kept on a sand bed and seeds are sown on this too.
Special pujas are conducted on the pot and water is sprinkled daily. The seeds sprout and reach about 3 or 5 five inches on the tenth day. They are distributed as Prasad on the Vijayadashami day.