Kali maa is a fearless avatar of AdiShakti ‘Durga’. She is the goddess of time, power, creation and destruction. She is kaal’s kali as she is the consort of lord shiva who is also known as ’kaal’. Kaali puja is also known as shyama puja. Praying kaali is benefited by getting rid of negative emotions and energy.
It is considered to perform saraswati puja on ‘Basant Panchami’. Basant Panchami in india is celebrated as the festival of goddess saraswati. It is celebrated on the 5th night of lunar month of Magha(January-February). It is also considered as beginning of spring season. SaraswatiMaa is a symbol of education, culture and music.
Havan is also known as Hom, Homam, Yagya or Agnihotra. Fire is considered as the element for purification. The fire is a symbol of divine presence. Several types of havan includes Aayushahavan, Mahamritunjayehavan,Dhanwantrihavan, Ganesh havan, Navgrahahavan, Vastuhavan. A havan helps to gain peace of mind, prevent infectious disease, achieve the aim.
Mata Ki Chowki
The devotees get together & participate in kirtans of ‘MaaDurga’ to seek her blessings. This puja ceremony involves many worshippers & singing hymns in her praise. This puja can last for hours depends on bhajans. This puja is performed to show reverence to the divine mother ‘MaaDurga’. By doing this puja worshippers are blessed with peace and prosperity. There is no special occasion to perform matakichowki. Once the puja is over some shlokas and mantras are recited. It is mostly done in birthdays, weddings etc. And performing it a day before wedding ensures a healthy fertility and happiness.
Satchandi Puja & Yagya
The mother of entire universe ‘MaaDurga’ is pleased by doing this puja. Satchandipaath puja is one of the most powerful puja to seek good health, wealth and prosperity. Chandi path is read out while performing the havan. This is also known as ‘DurgaSaptshati’. Chandi path describes the victory over the evil demon Mahishasur. There are many benefits of this chandipaath puja. One can be blessed with good health, wealth and no bodily harm by performing this puja. The best time to do this puja is on full moon day, because it is believed to capture all the positive energy. And also one can perform this puaj during Navratras.