Avidhva Navmi or Navami Shraddh is the ninth day of Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Fortnight, a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors. In 2023, Navami Shraddh date is October 7.
Durga Puja is also observed on this day in many places of India.
On this day Sumangali women who were passed away before their husband are offered shraddh tharpan rituals.
Navami Shraddh falls on ninth day in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars and in Ashwin month as per North Indian Hindi calendars.
Shraddh Timings, 7 October 2023
Navami Shraddh 2023 – October 7 – Avidhava Navami or Avidhva Navami; Shraddh Timings – 1.16 PM to 3.39 PM
As per Tamil beliefs, apart from Varanasi, Rameswaram, Gaya, Rishikesh & Haridwar, Sarva Loka Soorya Theertham near the Nedumbaram Sri Rama temple on the Thiruvallur – Tirutani route is considered the best place for Navami Shraddha tharpanam rituals.
Panchang, 7 October 2023
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:04 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:52 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 12:22 AM, Oct 08
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 01:38 PM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 08:08 AMNavami
Nakshatra : Punarvasu upto 11:57 PMPushya
Karana : Kaulava upto 08:08 AM, Taitila upto 09:07 PM, Garaja,
Yoga : Shiva upto 06:03 AM, Oct 08, Siddha,
Weekday : Shaniwara,
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Bhadrapada – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit : 11:34 AM to 12:22 PM
Amrit Kalam : 09:18 PM to 11:04 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:29 AM
Yamaganda : 01:27 PM to 02:55 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 06:04 AM to 07:32 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 06:04 AM to 06:51 AM 06:51 AM to 07:38 AM
Varjyam : 10:44 AM to 12:30 PM
Navami Shraddh in Previous Years
In 2022, Navami Shraddh date is September 19.
In 2021, Navami Shraddh date is September 30.
In 2020, Navami Shraddh date is September 11.
In 2019, Navami Shraddh date is September 23.
In 2018, Navami Shraddh date is October 3.
In 2017, Navami Shraddh date is September 14.
In 2016, Navami Shraddh date was September 24.