•      Fri Apr 12 2024
First Day of Navaratra: Ghatasthapana being observed

The first day of "Navaratra" is being marked today by worshipping the deity Shailaputri in accordance with Vedic rituals and preparing for Jamara (barley shoots) by sowing maize and barley seeds in a jar filled with soil and cow dung for germination. Deity Shailaputri is worshipped for observing Ghatastapana on