Bhadali Navami (Bhadali Nom), Ashara Shukla Paksha Navami, Kandarpa Navami is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Bhadrakali. In 2017, Bhadali Navami date is July 2.
This auspicious day falls on 9th day in bright half of Ashad Month as per Hindu calendar. It is mainly observed in North India and Central Indian parts like Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Gujarat.
It is believed that Lord Vishnu goes to sleep on Devshayani Ekadashi hence auspicious events like marriages, etc. cannot be done after Badli Nom. This is the last day for Hindu wedding Muhurats.
Since Sri Maha Vishnu goes to cosmic sleep on Shayani Ekadashi, Badli Navami is fully dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Devotees spend this day worshipping Lord Vishnu for their own wellness and for universal peace.
In Itkhori Temple of Jharkhand, a huge Badali Navami Mela is held. Itkhori is a land for the an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali. Thousands of devotees throng the temple during the Mela for the blessings of the divine couple.
In 2016, Bhadali Navami date was July 13.