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Chaitra Navratri Ghatasthapana Good Time on March 22, 2023 – Auspicious Time For Chaitra Navratri Kalash Sthapana Puja

Ghatasthapana, or Kalash Sthapana Puja, is the one of the most auspicious ceremony during Chaitra Navratri festival in North India and in  Nepal . The good time for Ghatasthapana on March 23, 2023 is from 6:43 AM to 7:57 AM. Vasant Navratri Kalash Sthapana Puja involves invoking the mother Goddess in a Pot or Kalash and sowing of seeds (barely etc). Some people opt for Abhijit Muhurta and this time is not present this year as it falls on Wednesday. The pot is sprinkled with water on all the nine days. Pujas and other rituals are performed. At the end of the ninth day, the barley shoots will reach a height of 2 to 3 inches and its then pulled out and distributed.

Godhuli – The Setting Sun Period – Highly Auspicious In Hindu Religion

Godhuli is one of the muhurtas or divisions of the day. From the Vedic period, the day has been divided into different parts. Several division like two, three, four, five and fifteen, are mentioned in Vedic literature. For instance, Rig Veda and Taittiriya Brahmana give names of the five divisions: pratah (sunrise), sangava (collecting cows for grazing in the jungle), madhyandina (midday), aprahana (afternoon), and sanda (evening). Raja martanda defines godhuli as the time when the sun, ready to set, appears like a bindi (red dot) placed by women on their forehead, and starts are yet to start twinkling in the sky, and the environment gets filled with the dust raised by the cows returning back home (godhuli literally means the dust raised by the cows). Sage Bhaguri states that this time is highly auspicious, since it brings food, health, wealth and prosperity. Muhurta Ganapati gives the exact duration of the godhuli as half ghati (twelve minutes before sunset and twelve