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 2019, Mahanavami date is October 7 during Sharad Navratri and April 13 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 7
Mahanavami date in Canada – October 7
Mahanavami date in UK & other European countries – October 7
Mahanavami date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 7
Mahanavami date in Singapore – October 7
Mahanavami date in Malaysia – October 7
Mahanavami date in Australia – October 7
Mahanavami date in New Zealand – October 7
Panchang, 7 October 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:24 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:05
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:23 Chandrastama (Moonset)25:30
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Navami – 12:37
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 17:26
Yoga Sukarman – 23:59
Karana Taitila – 25:41*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 07:51 – 09:19
Gulika Kalam: 13:42 – 15:10
Yama Gandam: 10:47 – 12:14
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 10:24 – 12:09
Abhijit: 11:51 – 12:38
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:54 – 23:41
Durmuhurthams: 14:58 – 15:45