Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates: Ashadha Navratri, also known as Ashadha Gupt Navratri, is an auspicious Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Shakti, which refers to Goddess Durga. Ashadha Navratri is celebrated for nine days, and all the days are dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti or Mother Goddess. Unlike Chaitra Navratri and Sharad Navratri, Ashadha Navratri is lesser known and is often observed by certain Hindu sects and communities. Ashadha Gupt Navratri falls in the Hindu month of Ashadha, which corresponds to the months of June or July in the Gregorian calendar. Ashadha Navratri is observed during the Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month. Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 will begin on July 6, Ghatasthapana and will continue till July 15. From Ghatasthapana to Siddhidatri Puja, here we bring you the Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 full calendar that includes the start and end dates to celebrate and worship Goddess Durga.

Ashadha Gupt Navratri 2024 Dates and Rituals

Ghatasthapana, also known as Kalash Sthapana or Kalashsthapana, is one of the significant rituals during Navratri, marking the beginning of the nine days of Navratri observed in July. Most rituals observed during Shardiya Navratri are the same for Ashadha Gupt Navratri. Ghatasthapana Muhurta is more popular during Shardiya Navratri, but it is also needed during Ashadha Gupt Navratri.  July 2024 Festivals, Events and Holidays Calendar: Complete List of Important National and International Days and Dates in July.

Ashadha Navratri 2024 Calendar:  Know Day-Wise Schedule

Dates Day
July 6 Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja
July 7 Brahmacharini Puja
July 8 Chandraghanta Puja
July 9 Tritiya
July 10 Kushmanda Puja
July 11 Skandamata Puja
July 12 Katyayani Puja
July 13 Kalaratri Puja
July 14 Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
July 15 Siddhidatri Puja, Navratri Parana

Ashadha Gupt Navratri Significance

Like the other Navratris, Ashadha Navratri lasts for nine days. Each day is dedicated to a different form of the goddess Shakti. The most auspicious or Shubh time to do Ghatasthapana is the first one-third of the day during Pratipada. If this time is not available, then Ghatasthapana can be done during Abhijit Muhurta.

Ashadha Gupt Navratri is also known as Gupt Navratri, which means secret Navratri because it is not as widely celebrated or recognized as the other two major Navratris- Chaitra and Sharad Navratris. During all the nine days of Navaratri, devotees engage in prayers, fasting and rituals to honour the goddess. Special pujas, homas, and recitations of sacred texts like the Durga Saptashati are common practices.

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