Mahananda Navami is observed on ninth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh Month in Hindu Calendar. In 2023, Mahananda Navami date is January 30.
There is no specific ritual is associated with this vrata expect performing ritual bath (Punya Snan) in Holy Rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Tungabhadra, Cauvery, etc.
Shukla Paksha Navami in Magha Month is also observed as Madhva Navami by Madhva sect of Brahmins.
Mahananda Navami is an year-long Vrata which is divided into 3 parts of 4 months each. In this vrata, Goddess Durga Devi is worshipped with Shodashopachar Pooja. In each period of 4 months, Dhoop, Naivedya and Name of Maa Durga differ.
All the desires of the vrati (performer of this vrata) would be fulfilled with the blessings of Maa Durga. And Vrati attains Brahma Loka ultimately.
Harsu Brahm Jayanti is a festival celebrated at Harsu Brahm Temple at Chainpur in Kaimur district of Bihar.
As per some scriptures, Magh Shukla Navami is also observed as Drona Navami. It is dedicated to Dronacharya (the Master of Kauravas and Pandavas) in Mahabharata.
Panchang, 30 January 2023
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:51 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:56 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 12:41 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 02:30 AM, Jan 31
Tithi : Navami upto 10:11 AMDashami
Nakshatra : Krittika upto 10:15 PMRohini
Yoga : Kaulava upto 10:11 AM Taitila upto 10:58 PM Garaja
Karana : Shukla upto 10:49 AM Brahma
Weekday : Somawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakruth
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta Magha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : 12:01 PM to 12:46 PM
Amrit Kalam : 07:40 PM to 09:23 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 08:14 AM to 09:37 AM
Yamaganda : 11:00 AM to 12:24 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:47 PM to 03:10 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:46 PM to 01:30 PM 02:59 PM to 03:43 PM
Varjyam : 09:18 AM to 11:02 AM