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 2021, Mahanavami date is October 14 during Sharad Navratri and April 20 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri.
Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day festival, Sharad Navaratri. As per Hindu beliefs, Durga puja on Maha Navami is equal to Durga pooja performed on all 9 days of Durga Navaratri.
Goddess Siddhidatri puja is performed on Mahanavami day.
On Mahanavami day, in South Indian states especially in Kerala, Ayudha Pooja is performed. Tools, operators, instruments and books are worshipped. The next day of Mahanavami is observed as Vijaya Dashami.
In some rural places, Janthu bali (animal sacrifices) are performed on Mahanavami day. It is to be noted that Hindu culture and society is against animal sacrifices.
Mahanavami in other countries
Mahanavami date in USA – October 14
Mahanavami date in Canada – October 14
Mahanavami date in UK & other European countries – October 14
Mahanavami date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 14
Mahanavami date in Singapore – October 14
Mahanavami date in Malaysia – October 14
Mahanavami date in Australia – October 14
Mahanavami date in New Zealand – October 14
Panchang, 14 October 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:07 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:45 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 02:01 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 01:04 AM, Oct 15
Tithi : Navami upto 06:52 PM Dashami
Nakshatra : Uttara Ashadha upto 09:36 AM Shravana
Yoga : Dhriti upto 01:46 AM, Oct 15 Shula
Karana : Balava upto 07:27 AM Kaulava upto 06:52 PM Taitila
Weekday : Guruwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:33 AM to 12:19 PM
Amrit Kalam : 11:01 PM to 12:35 AM, Oct 15
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 01:23 PM to 02:51 PM
Yamaganda : 06:07 AM to 07:34 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:29 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 10:00 AM to 10:46 AM 02:39 PM to 03:26 PM
Varjyam : 01:32 PM to 03:07 PM