This festival is dedicated to the Serpent God ‘Guga’. It is celebrated in North Indian states, especially Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan. Guga Navami puja is observed by married women for wellness of their children. Those who are childless also observe Goga vrat to get children.
On the occasion of the festival Guga Navami melas and fairs are held in Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab. Guga Navami Mela in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, is the largest among all fairs organized during the festival. It is very similar to Naga Panchami or Nag Chaturthi festival celebrated all over India.
Panchang, 25 August 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:10 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:47
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)25:29 Chandrastama (Moonset)14:22
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Navami – 08:10
Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 27:59*
Yoga Harshana – 14:19
Karana Vanija – 19:42
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 17:12 – 18:47
Gulika Kalam: 15:38 – 17:12
Yama Gandam: 12:28 – 14:03
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 16:13:50
Amrita Kalam 19:17 – 20:52
Abhijit: 12:03 – 12:54
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 09:48 – 11:23
Durmuhurthams: 17:06 – 17:57
Goga Navami in Previous Years
In 2018, Guga Navami date was September 4.
In 2017, Guga Navami date was August 16.