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Maha Navami

Maha Navami - the day preceding 'vijaya'(victory)

Maha Navami
Maha Navami


Maha Navami is the ninth day of the Navratri celebration and is the last day of love before Vijaya Dashami, the finish of Navratri. On this day, Goddess Durga is loved in various structures in various parts of the nation.


Maha Navami 2018 is on October 17 Wednesday multi-month and 4 days to go for the occasion.

At the point when is Maha Navami celebrated?

Maha Navami is praised on the navam (or the ninth) day of the Shukla Paksha in the Indian month of Ashwina. As indicated by the English schedule, this falls in the long stretches of September and October.

Profound Significance of Maha Navami
As indicated by fanciful stories, Devi Durga's fight against Mahishasur, the ruler of evil spirits went on for nine days. The ninth day is the last day before the Goddess prevailed upon the fiendishness with her capacity and intelligence. So Maha Navami is additionally viewed as the eve of beginning anything new on Vijaya Dashami.

Ceremonies of Maha Navami

• On this day, Goddess Durga is loved as Saraswati—the god of learning and astuteness. In Southern India, Ayudha Puja is orchestrated and alongside the Goddess, apparatuses, hardware, melodic instruments, books, types of gear of various types including cars are brightened and loved. This day is viewed as indispensable before beginning any new work on Vijaya Dashami.  

• Children begin going to class on this day in numerous spots in Southern India. 

• In North and East India, Kanya Pujan is done on this day in numerous spots. As indicated by this custom, nine youthful virgin young ladies are adored as nine types of Goddess Durga. Their feet are washed, kumkum and sandalwood glue is connected over them; they are offered new garments to wear and after that, they are revered with mantras and incense sticks. Uncommon nourishment is cooked for them and they are offered blessings as tokens of adoration and regard by the aficionados.  

• In eastern India, Maha Navami is the third day of Durga Puja. This begins with a sacred shower following which Shodhasopachar puja is finished. On this day Devi Durga is venerated as Mahishasuramardini, which means the Goddess who killed Mahishasur, the wild ox devil. It is trusted that on this day the evil presence was at last demolished. 

• An extraordinary custom of Navami home is done toward the finish of Navami puja. 

• It is likewise trusted that puja done on this day is proportionate to puja done on all the nine long periods of the Navratri celebration. 

• In a few spots, the old custom of Navami Bali or forfeit of creatures is as yet polished. 

• In a few regions of Andhra Pradesh, Batthukamma celebration is hung on Navami. The name is propelled by a lovely blossom. This puja is finished by Hindu ladies and blooms are orchestrated in a run of the mill seven layer frame in a funnel-shaped shape and is offered to Goddess Gauri—a type of Durga. This celebration praises the wonder and magnificence of womanhood. Ladies wear new garments and gems on this day.  

• Other pujas that are hung on this day are Suvasini Puja and Ganpati puja.  


• In Mysore, on this day the Royal sword is venerated and is taken out in parades on delineated elephants and camels.

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