Akshaya Navami (Amla Navami) is observed on Kartik Shukla Navami, the ninth day in second half of Kartik month as per North Indian calendars but on same day in first half of Kartik month according to other Hindu calendars. In 2016, Akshaya Navami date is November 9.
The legend or the story of Akshay Navami is associated with Surya Bhagwan and Goddess Durga.
Amla Navami is named after Amla fruit. This festival denotes that how human beings are related to nature and its variety of healthy products. Akshay Navmi is also celebrated as Kushmand Navmi.
In North Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, ‘Parbhat Pheri, a procession dedicated to Lord Krishna and Sun God, is performed in the mornings. Sankirtan and bhajans are sung during the Parbhat Pheri of Akshay Navmi. This day is popularly known as Akshay Navami Parikrama Divas in North India.