Fourth day of Navratri in 2023 is dedicated to Kushmanda Puja, Mahalakshmi Puja, Shodashi Puja, Shodashi Puja (Lalita Panchami vrat). It is on October 18, 2023 in Saran Navratri.
Colour of the day, 18 October 2023 – Royal Blue
Naivedyam (Nivedan / Bhog) for the Goddess on 18 October 2023: Ksheerannam (rice boiled in milk), bellam (jaggery) and sugar as per South Indian traditions. In North India, bananas are offered as Naivedya.
As part of Navadevi sampradaya puja, Mahalakshmi puja is observed on fourth day of Navratri. Goddess Durga is adorned and worshipped in the form of Mahalakshmi Maa.
Kushmanda Navadurga is worshipped in Fourth day of Navadurga Puja as a part of Navdurga puja.
Shodashi Dasamahavidya puja (Lalita Tripura Sundari Puja) is also performed by some sects of devotees on fourth day of Navratri Durga Puja. Goddess Vaishnavi Devi is the Saptamatrika devata worshipped on 4th day Navratri puja.