Mahishasura Mardhini is the slayer of demon Mahishasura, the buffalo demon. Mahishasura Mardini is the one of the forms or manifestations of Mother Goddess, Durga Mata. In 2009, the date of Mahishasura Mardhini Puja is June 29, Monday.
Who is Goddess Mahishasura Mardini?
The day on which Mahishasura was killed by Mahishasura Mardini, Goddess Durga, is celebrated as Vijaya Dashami. Nine days during which the war between the demon Mahishasura and Goddess Durga was fought are celebrated as Durga Maha Navratri in the month of Aswayuja (September – October). Some Hindu scriptures mentioned that the original Durga Navratri should be celebrated during the month of Chaitra as Vasant Navratri.