Navratri Kanya Pujan or Kumari Puja is one of the significant rituals performed during the nine-days Druga Puja festival. This year Navratri Kumari Puja
or Kanya Puja will be observed on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Navratri Kanya Pujan 2020 Date & Time
- Navratri Kumari Puja Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
- Ashtami Tithi Begins – 06:57 AM on October 23, 2020
- Ashtami Tithi Ends – 06:58 AM on October 24, 2020
- Navami Tithi Begins – 06:58 AM on October 24, 2020
- Navami Tithi Ends – 07:41 AM on October 25, 2020
Navratri Kanya Pujan Significance
As per Hindu rituals, Kumari Puja is performed on all nine days of Navratri. On the first day of Navratri only single girl should be worshipped and one girl should be added on each day. However, some people prefer to perform Navratri Kumari Puja on a single day either on Ashtami or Maha Navami.
As per tradition, girls from two to three years old are suitable for Navratri Kumari Puja rituals. These girls represent various forms of Durga, namely
- Bhadra or Subhadra
During Kumari Puja, each girl is worshipped with dedicated Mantra. Food, clothes and dakshina (money) is offered to the girls during Kanya Puja.