Kalash Sthapana or Ghatasthapana is the most important ritual performed on the first day of the Navratri festival.
Ghatasthapana or Kalash Sthapana is basically invoking the mother Goddess in a Pot or Kalash and sowing of seeds which grow by the last day of the festival which is Maha Navami or the next day i.e., Dusshera.
In 2016, Shardiya Navratri will be celebrated from 1st October to 10th October 2016.
Muhurat Timing for Kalash Sthapana / Ghatasthapana for Navratri 2016 :
As per hindu panchangam, the best time to perform the ritual of Navratri Ghatasthapana is on 1st October 2016 from 06:32 to 07:39 am IST.
You can also do the Kalash Sthapana during Abhijit Muhurta from 12:04 to 12:51 pm.
For the complete procedure of Navratri Ghatasthapana Click Here