Ghatasthapana is the first day of Vijaya Dashami.

Ghata means “pot or vessel” and sthapana means “to establish”. Combining both words the literal meaning is to establish a pot.

Ghatasthapana is also known as Kalasthapana as Kasal also a type of water vessel.

The Ghatasthapana day falls on the first day after the no-moon day (the bright forthright) of the Ashwin month of Bikrarm Sambat Calendar.