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 2022, Mahanavami date is October 4 during Sharad Navratri and April 10 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 4
Mahanavami date in Canada – October 4
Mahanavami date in UK & other European countries – October 4
Mahanavami date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 4
Mahanavami date in Singapore – October 4
Mahanavami date in Malaysia – October 4
Mahanavami date in Australia – October 4
Mahanavami date in New Zealand – October 4
Panchang, 4 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:03 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:55 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 02:14 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 01:10 AM, Oct 05
Tithi : Navami upto 02:20 PMDashami
Nakshatra : Uttara Ashada Maas upto 10:51 PMShravana
Karana : Kaulava upto 02:20 PMTaitila upto 01:10 AM, Oct 05Garaja
Yoga : Atiganda upto 11:23 AMSukarma
Weekday : Mangalawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta; Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:35 AM to 12:23 PM
Amrita Kalam : 04:52 PM to 06:22 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 02:57 PM to 04:26 PM
Yamaganda : 09:01 AM to 10:30 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 11:59 AM to 01:28 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:25 AM to 09:13 AM 10:46 PM to 11:35 PM
Varjyam : 07:54 AM to 09:23 AM 02:35 AM, Oct 05 to 04:05 AM, Oct 05