Mata ki Chowki is performed to seek blessings from Devi maa. Maa Durga signifies strength. The blessings of Maa Shakti are taken to protect you from the evil forces and give strength to sail smoothly through the rough course of life. This ceremony is performed to receive blessings by her divine powers.
Mata ki Chowki is a religious gathering and kirtan. In Mata Ki Chowki, the group preaches about Mata (Godess), sings “Jagrata” and motivates devotees to pay their respects through their prayers. It is a devotional program done during the evening time, for 3 hours on any day between 7:00 p.m and 10:00 p.m.
The program ends with an aarti, where a candle is lit, soaked in ghee or camphor, is offered to Maa Durga accompanied by some shlokas. This is then followed by distribution of Prasad to all and this completes the Mata Ki Chowki, with samapti.