Magha Gupta Navratri 2024 10 February, 2024 4 months 19 days to go
Pratipada Tithi Timings*:

Pratipada Tithi Start:
04:29 AM on Feb 10

Pratipada Tithi End:
12:47 AM on Feb 11

Other important timings* on 10 February, 2024
Sunrise 07:06 AM
Sunset 06:15 PM
Moonrise 07:25 AM
Moonset 06:52 PM
*Timing in IST for Ujjain, India Change Location

Magha Gupta Navratri 2023 was on 22th January.

Magha Gupta Navratri

Magha Gupta Navratri is an auspicious 9-day period that is dedicated to worshipping the nine different forms of Goddess Shakti. It is observed from the ‘Pratipada’ (1st day) to the ‘Navami’ (9th day) during the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) in the ‘Magha’ month of the traditional Hindu calendar. Magha Gupta Navratri is also known as ‘Shishir Navratri’ as it falls between the winter months of January-February. It is an important occurrence for Sadhaks, tantriks and any person desiring to resolve materialistic problems. The word ‘gupt’ is a Hindi word meaning ‘secret’ and therefore Magha Gupta Navratri is known to less people unlike the other prominent Navratris observed during the Hindu month of ‘Vasant’ and ‘Chaitra’. Magha Gupta Navratri is predominately celebrated in the northern states of India namely, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Magha Gupta Navratri 2024 is on February 10 Saturday

4 months and 19 days to go for the event

Rituals during Magha Gupta Navratri:

  • During Magha Gupta Navratri, Hindu devotees get up at the time of sunrise and take an early bath. After finishing the morning rituals they clean and decorate the place of worship and begin making preparations.
  • An idol of Goddess Durga is placed on a red cloth and worshipped with vermillion, rice, colourful flowers, dhoop and incense sticks. Devotees also offer chunri, bindi and bangles to the Goddess. This nine day ritual begins on Pratipada and ends on Navami, in which nine different forms of Goddess is worshipped on each day. The puja rituals for specific days are given below:
    • Navratri Day 1: Pratipada – Ghatasthapana and Shailputri Puja
    • Navratri Day 2: Dwitiya – Brahmacharini Puja
    • Navratri Day 3: Tritiya – Chandraghanta Puja
    • Navratri Day 4: Chaturthi – Kushmanda Puja
    • Navratri Day 5: Panchami – Skandamata Puja
    • Navratri Day 6: Sashthi – Katyayani Puja
    • Navratri Day 7: Saptami – Kaal Ratri Puja
    • Navratri Day 8: Ashtami – Mahagauri Puja and Sandhi Puja
    • Navratri Day 9: Navami – Siddhidatri Puja
  • The tenth day ‘dashami’ marks the end of the Navratri celebrations and is observed as Navratri Parana.
  • Devotees keep a strict fast during this 9-day long Magha Gupta Navratri. The observer of this vrat can eat only one meal after finishing the puja rituals of the day and offering food to a Brahmin. Some people can also observe partial fasting in which eating fruits and dairy products are allowed.
  • It is very auspicious to recite ‘Durga Mantra’ 108 times during the Magha Gupta Navratri. Also reading Durga Stotra during this period appeases Goddess Durga to shower Her love and affection on devotees.

Important Timings On Magha Gupta Navratri 2024

SunriseFebruary 10, 7:06 AM
SunsetFebruary 10, 6:15 PM
Pratipada Tithi Timing February 10, 04:29 AM - February 11, 12:47 AM
Abhijit Muhurat Time February 10, 12:18 PM - 01:03 PM
Ghatasthapana Muhurta February 10, 07:06 AM - 10:49 AM
Goddess Shailputri(Daughter of Lord Himalaya) is worshipped on the first day of Navratri.
Place : Ujjain [ India ] See More

Significance of Magha Gupta Navratri:

The Magha Gupta Navratri is one of the longest and pious Hindu festivals that are celebrated in honour of Goddess Shakti or Durga. As per the Hindu legends, Goddess Durga is known to be the alleviator of distress and devotees earnestly worship Her for showing kindness. It is believed that puja done during the auspicious Magha Gupta Navratri shields an individual from any injuries or danger and also helps in attainment of Riddhi & Siddhi. A person who sincerely fasts during the Magha Gupta Navratri receives the divine blessings of Goddess Durga in the form of knowledge, prosperity and wealth.

Magha Gupta Navratri festival dates between 2020 & 2030

2021Friday, 12th of February
2022Wednesday, 2nd of February
2023Sunday, 22nd of January
2024Saturday, 10th of February
2025Thursday, 30th of January
2026Monday, 19th of January
2027Sunday, 7th of February
2028Thursday, 27th of January
2029Monday, 15th of January
2030Sunday, 3rd of February