Navratri 2023 Navratri ends with Kanya Puja. This day all 9 girls were full. Some people worship girls on the day of Maha Ashtami and some people worship girls on the day of Mahanavami. A special type of Prasad is made in Kanya Puja. This is Kanjak Prasad. Black beans are served with Halwa Puri. We will know what is the importance and benefits of this Prasad.

New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. Navratri 2023: During Navratri, rituals are performed for nine days to worship Goddess Durga. Apart from worshipping, devotees also pay respect to their mother by keeping a fast. Ashtami and Navami Tithi are considered very special on Navratri. Because Kanya Puja is done only on these two days. Some devotees feed Kanjak to girls on the day of Durgash Dami while some consider Navami Tithi more auspicious. It is believed that worshiping girls during Navratri brings happiness and prosperity in the family. Mother’s blessings are always with you.

A special type of Prasad is made in Kanya Puja. It is called Kanjak Prasad but three things are definitely made in it, that is Halwa, Puri and black gram, so let us know what is the importance and benefits of this Prasad.  

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  • If you worship the girl on the day of Maha Ashtami, then first worship Maa Mahagauri and then the girl; If you worship on Navami day, then worship Maa Siddhidatri on this day and then worship the girl.
  • The tradition of Kanya Puja is to feed food to 9 girls and 1 boy. If there are not 9 girls then 7 or 5 girls can be worshipped. The nine girls represent the nine forms of the mother, while the children are considered to be the form of Hanumanji. 
  • First wash their feet and then let them sit on their seat.
  • Then Tilak is applied to all the girls and monkeys and Mauli is tied on the wrists as a protection thread.
  •  Mother, do whatever aarti you want. Home-made Prasad is offered to Mother Goddess and this Prasad is fed to girls and monkeys. Apart from Prasad, he was also given fruits and Dakshina.
  • After the meal, blessings are taken by touching the feet of girls and langurs and bid farewell. Goddess Durga was pleased with this.

Benefits of Kanjak Prasad

Kanjak Prasad mainly consists of three things – black gram, halwa and puri. All these things are made from desi ghee. As the name of Shardiya Navratri suggests, the weather has started getting a little cooler. In such a situation, anything made from ghee produces heat in the body. Ghee made from milk is very beneficial for our health. Ghee has many other properties like improving digestion, strengthening bones, increasing immunity etc. 

Black beans and semolina are rich in fiber and are very beneficial in controlling obesity and blood sugar. Black beans also contain high amounts of protein and iron. Cholesterol level can also be controlled by eating this. At the same time, semolina not only improves immunity and energy, but also reduces the risk of anemia and heart disease. 

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