SHAT CHANDI PUJA / YAGNA
The Shat Chandi Puja / Yagna, is an exclusive and extremely powerful ritual that invokes the Saptashati mantras. This Puja is a rare, unique, and elaborate ritual, and performing it brings in immense merits and the blessing of Devi Jagdamba. Therefore one overcomes immense hardships that may seem to be insurmountable are overcome them easily. It rids one from debts and protects one from all kinds of misfortunes and obstacles. It grants the devotee success, authority, power, fortune, and health. The Samputit Paath’s powerful energy vibrations destroy everything evil that is around us and within us. It not only strengthens us materially but also spiritually as it helps in awakening the dormant Kundalini Shakti and elevating it from the Muladhara to the Sahasrara Chakra. Devi Jagatdhatri not only blesses and bestows Bhoga but also Moksha which the ultimate aim of the devotee.
The nine days of Navratri are auspicious for performing Chandi Puja. Also, auspicious days like Ashtami, Navami, Chaturdashi, Maagh Amavasya, Jyeshta Amavasya, Chaitra and Kartik Purnima are good for performing the Puja. It is preferred to perform the Homa during the daytime and finish the rituals before sunset.
Puja Description: Kalash Sthapan, Ghata Sthapan, Panchang Sthapan (Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, 64 Yogini Sthapan ,Navgrah, Rudra Sthapan, Vaastu Sthapan, Sarvotabhadra, Saptaghrut Matrika Pujan, Kshetrapal Pujan, Swasti Vaachan, Sankalp, Abhishek, Durga Saptashati, Navaarn Mantra Japa, Pushpanjali, Homa and Aarti.
It involves full recitation of the Durga Saptashati for 100 times and a Yagna / Homa is performed with the 100th Paath. In Durga Saptashati, there are 700 mantras in praise of Devi Durga in which she defeats various demons. With the recital of each of the 700 shlokas, an Ahuti (Offering) is made to the sacrificial fire.
Number of Pundit/s: 31.
Duration of this Puja: 1 Day.
Prasadam: A Durga Yantra, Rudraksha Japmala, Durga Shaptashati (book), and a video recording covering the most important parts of the Puja and Prasad from the Puja.