Magha Gupta Navratri falls in the Hindu month of Magh during January or February, Explore date, celebrations of 2023 Magha Gupta Navratri.

Magha Gupta Navratri

Magha Gupta Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival that's devoted to the energy of the Goddess Shakti. It happens during the ‘Pratipada’ (1st day) till the ‘Navami’ (9th day) during the waxing phase of the moon in Magha and runs between January and February. Named for secrecy, this is important for Sadhaks, tantriks, and anyone who wants to resolve materialistic problems. This festival is celebrated in Northern India, with most celebrations in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

Magha Gupta Navratri in 2023

Significance of Magha Gupt Navratri

Goddess Durga has nine forms, which are Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Maha Gauri, Shailputri, Brahmacharini, and Siddhidatri. Gupt Navratri is believed to ward off obstacles from life.

In Gupt Navratri, different feminine figures are worshiped. The shakti puja, performed on behalf of goddess Durga, helps worshippers overcome their obstacles and take the blessings of victory. Gupt Navratri also happens around twice a year, during ashada in June and magh during January.

People who believe in sadhana and tantra, perform puja during Navratri by worshipping goddesses. The process of the puja during these days is the same as it is during any other Navratri, with 9 forms of goddesses being worshipped on the chaitra day and 10 forms of goddesses being worshipped on the shardiya day.

History of Gupt Navratri

If a woman performs the Navratri fast during the Gupt Navratri, she worships the goddess both in the day and at night. The 10 forms of the goddess are worshipped on different days. On the ninth day, worshippers fast until evening and then visit their daughters to bless them with good health.

Many Hindus consider this Navratri a test of their faith because it is so difficult to worship Goddess Durga and others do so secretly. This is why many Hindus call this period Gupt Navratri or “secret of nine nights.” Akhand jyot is lit during this time which falls on day and evening, with prayers to the 10 forms of the goddess. Day 8 is usually when worshippers are considered to have completed their fasting, which they do only after worshiping young girls.

Magha Gupta Navratri Date in 2023

Magh Navratri which usually falls in the month of January or February starts on January 22 and ends on January 30 in 2023. All nine forms of Goddess Shakti (Durga) are worshipped by devotees during Magh Navratri.

Day Date Day of the Week Sanskrit Day Observed / Devi Worship
1 22 Jan, 2023 Sunday Pratipada Ghatasthapana, Shailputri Puja Brahmacharini Puja
2 23 Jan, 2023 Monday Dwitiya Brahmacharini Puja
3 24 Jan, 2023 Tuesday Tritiya Chandraghanta Puja
4 25 Jan, 2023 Wednesday Chaturthi Kushmanda Puja
5 26 Jan, 2023 Thursday Panchami Skandamata Puja
6 27 Jan, 2023 Friday Shashthi Katyayani Puja
7 28 Jan, 2023 Saturday Saptami Kalaratri Puja
8 29 Jan, 2023 Sunday Ashtami Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja
9 30 Jan, 2023 Monday Navami Sandhi Puja