Kanya Puja 2017 | Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2017, Kanya Puja date is September 28. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (September 28) or on Mahanavami (September 29). During Chaitra Navaratri, Kanya Puja date is April 4 / April 5, 2017. Kanya or Kumari Puja […]

9th day of Navratri 2017 – April 5

9th day of Navratri 2017 is April 5 in Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri). During Durga Sharad Navratri, 9th day of Navratri is on September 29. This day marks Durga Ashtami, Maha Ashtami, Veerashtami. It also marks the fourth day of Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India. Today’s Goddess to worship in Navadurga Sampradaya […]

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 Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2016

mahishasura mardini durga

For 10 October 2016, Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple for Navaratri is – Mahishasuramardhini Devi. It is the 10th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On tenth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the forms of Sri Mahishasura Mardhini Devi and worshipped. This […]

Mahanavami Upvaas 2016

Mahanavami Upvaas is one of the customary fasting day for those who observe Navratri Vrat. In 2016, Mahanavami Upvaas date is October 10. Last year, Mahashtami Upavaas and Mahanavami Upvaas fall on the same day. On Mahanavami Upvaas day in 2016, Astra Puja (Ayudha Puja), Saraswati Poojan, Bhadrakali Avataar,  Mata Siddhidhatri Puja as a part of Navadurga Alankarams & Mahishasura […]

Hayagriva Puja on Mahanavami during Navratri

Hayagriva Swamy

Hayagriva Puja is observed on Mahanavami day in Navratri. The ninth day of Navaratri, Lord Hayagriva (Horse-headed incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is worshipped in many places of India, especially in South India. In 2017, Mahanavami Hayagriva Puja date is September 29. Hayagriva Swamy is the Lord of wisdom and knowledge. During Chaitra Navratri, Mahanavami date […]

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 […]

Mahagauri, Goddess Maha Gowri Navadurga


Mahagauri, also spelt as Maha Gowri, is the eighth manifestation or aspect of Navadurga. Maha Gauri is worshipped on Durgashtami or Mahashtami, the eighth day during Durga Navratri. In 2016, Mahagouri pooja date is October 8 & April 14. Mahagauri Maa is always considered as eight year old girl who is also called as Kanya or […]

Saraswati Puja in Kerala during Durga Navaratri

Saraswati Puja in Kerala is observed with religious fervor on Mahanavami during Durga Navaratri. In 2016, Saraswati Pooja date is October 11. On this day, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped by offering fruits, rice, roasted paddy and jaggery. On Durgashtami day in the evening a puja called Poojavaipu is observed. Books and other stationary goods are kept in front of the […]

Mahagauri Navdurga, Appearance & Dhyana Mantram

Mahagauri is the eighth form of Navadurga. She is worshipped on the eighth day or Durga Ashtami day during Navaratri. In 2016, Mahagauri Puja date is October 9. During Vasant Navratri Maha Gauri Puja date is April 14. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]