Ayudha Puja 2017 during Navratri Durga Puja

Durga Devi

Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Ayudha Puja date is September 30. Ayudha Puja is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Kerala Ayudha Puja is performed on Mahanavami day (September 29). In some other […]

Mahanavami 2017 (Maha Navami Puja during Durga Navratri)

Mahanavami is the culmination day of Navratri. It falls on ninth day of Navratri in Ashwin Month. Mahanavami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami, the ninth day of Durga Navratri. In 2017, Mahanavami date is September 29 during Sharad Navratri and April 5 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri. Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day […]

Sandhi Puja Story, importance

One of the most important rituals of Durga Puja is that of Sandhi Puja which is performed at a very important period. It is done at the exact juncture when the asthami tithi ends and the navami tithi starts. Sandhi Puja lasts from the last 24 minutes of asthami till the first 24 minutes of navami. […]

Ninth Day of Navratri: Rajarajeshwari Puja, Siddhidhatri Puja & Kamala Puja

Ninth day of Navratri is known as Maha Navami Durga Puja. In 2015, 9th day of Navratri is on October 21. Colour of the day: Sky Blue Naivedyam of the day: Pulihora & Garelu are offered in South India. It is the last day of Navratri which concludes with Saraswati Visarjan or Saraswati Udyapan. It […]

Maha Navami, Maharnavami: Ninth Day of Durga Navaratri

On the ninth day of Durga Navarathri, Maha Navami or Maharnavami is celebrated. MahaNavami 2014 date is October 3. In North India, Goddess Matungi / Goddess Renuka Devi is the goddess of this ninth day of Durga Navratri. In South India, Goddess Mahishasura Mardhini is the goddess of the ninth day of Durga Navarathri.