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Navpatrika Puja 2023: Date, Ritual, Significance, Legend, and Wishes

As the very first day of the Durga Puja celebration, the Navpatrika Puja or Nabapatrika Puja ritual is also widely known as Maha Saptami.

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Navpatrika Puja 2023: The first day of Durga Puja, commonly referred to as Maha Saptami, is Navpatrika Puja. Hinduism holds that calling upon a deity’s spirit necessitates the use of a living medium. Devotees can communicate with and offer respect to their deity through this living medium. Goddess Durga was invoked on the Bilva Tree or a limb of it on Bilva Nimantran Day before receiving an invitation to a puja for the next day.

Goddess Durga is invoked in Navpatrika, a collection of nine plants, on the day of Maha Saptami. Bundling nine different plants, including the branch from the Bilva tree from the day before, produces navpatrika. Additionally, the Navpatrika receives a ceremonial wash in a body of water, ideally a river. On the right side of the image of Goddess Durga, it is then put on a wooden seat and covered with a red or orange cloth.

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Navpatrika Puja 2023 Date

  • Navapatrika Puja on Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • Observational Sunrise on Navpatrika Day – 06:34
  • Saptami Tithi Begins – 23:24 on Oct 20, 2023
  • Saptami Tithi Ends – 21:53 on Oct 21, 2023


As the very first day of the Durga Puja celebration, the Navpatrika Puja or Nabapatrika Puja ritual is also widely known as Maha Saptami. According to Hindu doctrine, a medium is necessary to summon the spirit of Goddess Durga. Additionally, worshippers can communicate with the Gods and Goddesses through the living mediums. These intermediaries facilitate communication with and worship of the divine. Goddess Durga is called in the Bilva tree’s branches on the day of Bilva Nimantran, and only Durga Puja is then conducted.

  • The stem and leaves of the banana tree represent Goddess Brahmani.
  • The Kachu plant, also known as Kacchi, represents the Goddess Kali.
  • The turmeric plant’s yellow colour represents Goddess Durga.
  • The leaves of the Jayanti plant represent Goddess Kartiki.
  • The leaves, branch, and flowers of the bilva plant represent Lord Shiva.
  • The pomegranate plant represents Raktadantika, the goddess.
  • The leaves of the Ashoka tree represent Goddess Sokarahita.
  • The Manaka plant represents Chamunda, the goddess.
  • The rice fields represent Goddess Lakshmi.

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Navpatrika Puja Significance

Goddess Durga is invoked in a group of nine different plants on the eve of Maha Saptami, and as a result, this day is known as Navpatrika. The nine different plants are combined with a branch of the bilva tree to create navpatrika. The Navpatrika is next given a holy bath in the holy body of water, decorated with orange or red fabric, and then it is placed on a wooden plank in Goddess Durga’s right side.

  • The auspicious rite of Mahasnan serves as the beginning of the Maha Saptami Puja ritual.
  • In order to perform the Mahasnan ceremony, the devotees position a mirror so that Goddess Durga can be seen reflected in it.
  • By performing many puja rituals, the Goddess Durga reflected in the mirror is given a sacred and ritualistic bath.
  • After the process of taking the holy bath has been performed by the devotees, the Goddess is worshipped and praised with sixteen various Puja items during the practises of Prana Pratishta and Shodashopachara Puja.
  • The Nabapatrika Puja is also known as Kolabou Puja in the states of West Bengal.

With Devi Bhog and Aarti, the seventh day of Durga Puja comes to an end. Navpatrika Puja is also referred to as Kolabou Puja and Nabapatrika Puja in West Bengal.

Symbolism and Legend:

According to a Hindu myth, the buffalo demon Mahishasura received a blessing that rendered him invincible after he prayed to Lord Brahma for many years. Nobody could kill him, not even God. Mahishasura started destroying the planet once he gained control. He started killing people and posed a danger to the gods. Goddess Durga, a divine feminine force, manifested as a result of the gods’ combined efforts in order to destroy Mahishasura. Durga Puja commemorates the triumph of Good over Evil.

Another well-known myth claims that during Sharda Navratri, Goddess Durga travels to her mother’s home.

Navpatrika Puja 2023 Wishes

1. May Maa Durga’s heavenly blessings always be upon you and your family. Cheers to Navpatrika Puja!

2. I send you my best wishes for a happy Navpatrika Puja full of love, joy, and wealth.

3. May this Navpatrika Puja lead to success for you and clear all impediments from your way.

4. Warmest regards for a successful Navpatrika Puja. I wish you harmony and peace in your life.

5. On this auspicious occasion of the Navpatrika Puja, may you find the bravery and inner strength to face any obstacles that may arise.

6. May the goddess Durga bless you and your family with her blessings. Cheers to Navpatrika Puja!

7. As you observe Navpatrika Puja, may the holy light of knowledge and wisdom shine on your life.

8. May this Navpatrika Puja bring you happiness, prosperity, and good health. I hope your celebration is fantastic.

9. May you have inner calm and peace on this day of Navpatrika Puja. A wonderful day to you.

10. May Maa Durga’s blessings be upon you in all that you do. Cheers to Navpatrika Puja!

11. I’m wishing you a happy Navpatrika Puja celebration from the bottom of my heart. May love and happiness abound in your life.

12. May the Navpatrika Puja’s vibrant hues bring you joy and happiness. Enjoy your lovely holiday.

13. May Maa Durga grant you the fortitude and strength to meet the hardships of life on this holy day. Cheers to Navpatrika Puja!

14. Happy Navpatrika Puja to you and your family. I wish you harmony and prosperity in your home.

15. May your heart be filled with devotion and your soul with tranquilly as you observe Navpatrika Puja.

Sweta Bharti
Sweta Bharti
Sweta Bharti is pursuing bachelor's in medicine. She is keen on writing on the trending topics.

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