When is Kalparambha in 2018?
Kalparambha Muhurat For New Delhi, India
Shashti Tithi Begins at 06:30:03 on October 14, 2018
Shashti Tithi Ends at 08:06:51 on October 15, 2018
On the sixth day of Durgotsav, a ritual of Bilva Nimantran is performed in the evening. However, sometimes the sixth day muhurat gets over before the evening time. In that case, if the fifth day coincides with the evening of the sixth day, then Bilva Pujan Panchami should be performed in the evening time itself.
The ritual of Kalprarambh is performed early in the morning. In the course of this time, an earthen pot is established which is filled with water and offered to Goddess Durga and it is called as Ghatasthapana. After the Ghatasthapana, Goddess Durga is worshiped and reverenced according to the desired rituals on the days of Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami.
Bodhan which is also known by the name of Akaal Bodhan is performed in the evening time. Bodhan is referred to as waking up someone from sleep. On this occasion, Goddess Durga is made to wake up from her sleep. It is said that in the Dakshinayan Kaal all the deities are asleep. According to the Hindu mythology, the Durga Puja festival falls in the mid of the year in the Dakshinayan Kaal, that is why through Bodhan, Goddess Durga is made to wake up. It is believed that Lord Shri Ram was the first one who through his adoration for Goddess Durga made her to wake up and then he killed Ravan. As, Goddess Durga is made to wake up promptly that is why it is called as Akaal Bodhan. In the tradition of Bodhan, a Kalash or any pot filled with water is placed under the Bilva tree. Bilva Patra has a lot of importance in the worship of Lord Shiva. In the activity of Bodhan, prayers are offered to Goddess Durga to wake her up.
After Bodhan, the tradition of Adhivas and invitation comes into play. Worshipping Goddess is also referred to as invoking the Goddess. When Goddess Durga is established symbolically after the Bilva Nimantran, then it is called as invoking the Goddess which is also known as Adhivas.