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|21 October, 2023 (Bhadrapada)|
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The ritual of Navpatrika Puja or Nabapatrika Puja is also widely popular as Maha Saptami and is regarded as the very first day of the occasion of Durga Puja. As per the Hindu beliefs, a medium is required for invoking the spirit of Goddess Durga. And, the living mediums are the sources by which devotees can have an interaction with the Gods and Goddesses. These mediums help in paying homage and interacting with the divinity. On the day of Bilva Nimantran, Goddess Durga is invoked in the branches of Bilva tree and then only Durga Puja is performed.
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On the eve of Maha Saptami, in a group of nine different plants, Goddess Durga is invoked and thus this day is called as Navpatrika. Navpatrika is formed by combining the branch of Bilva tree with the nine distinct plants. Then the Navpatrika is offered a holy bath in the sacred water body, adorned with orange or red colored cloth and afterwards it is installed on a wooden plank in the right side of Goddess Durga.
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