Madhva Navami festival is observed on Magha Shukla Navami, ninth day in Shukla paksha of Magh month. In 2011, Madhva Navami date is February 12, today. It is believed that Madhvacharya started his journey to Bararikashrama (Badrinath) to join his Guru Sri Veda Vyasa. His devotees believe that he is still alive at Badrinath as he never returned to his place.
Madhva Navami is celebrated with utmost devotion in Udupi Sri Krishna temple, Mantralayam Sri Raghavendra swamy temple, all Raghavendra Mutts and Madhva Sanghas.