9th day of Navratri 2018 – March 26

9th day of Navratri 2018 is March 26 in Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri) & 18 October in Durga Sharad Navratri. This day marks Mahanavami. It also marks the fourth day of Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India. Navratri Paarana is also observed on this day. Today’s Goddess to worship in Navadurga […]

Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2017

mahishasura mardini durga

For 29 September 2017, Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple for Navaratri is – Mahishasuramardhini Devi. It is the 9th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. Mahishasuramardini Devi is the most ferocious of the nine forms of the goddess. Mother Goddess appears as Mahishasuramardini […]

Hayagriva Puja on Mahanavami during Navratri

Hayagriva Swamy

Hayagriva Puja is observed on Mahanavami day in Navratri. The ninth day of Navaratri, Lord Hayagriva (Horse-headed incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is worshipped in many places of India, especially in South India. In 2017, Mahanavami Hayagriva Puja date is September 29. Hayagriva Swamy is the Lord of wisdom and knowledge. During Chaitra Navratri, Mahanavami date […]

Ayudha Navami

Ayudha Navami (Astra Navami) is one of the major rituals observed during Sharad Ashwin Navratri. In 2017, Ayudha Navami date is September 29. It falls on Shukla Paksha Navami in Ashwin Month. According to Tamil calendar Ayudha Navami falls in Purattasi Masam, Kanni Masam of Malayalam calendar and Aashin Month in Bengali Panjika. Ayudha Puja is […]

Mahagauri Navdurga, Appearance & Dhyana Mantram

Mahagauri is the eighth form of Navadurga. She is worshipped on the eighth day or Durga Ashtami day during Navaratri. In 2017, Mahagauri Puja date is September 28. During Vasant Navratri Maha Gauri Puja date was April 3. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]

Ayudha Puja 2017 during Navratri Durga Puja

Durga Devi

Ayudha Puja or Astra Pooja is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Ayudha Puja date is September 30. Ayudha Puja is celebrated on Vijaya Dashami in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In Kerala Ayudha Puja is performed on Mahanavami day (September 29). In some other […]

Mahagauri | Goddess Maha Gowri Navadurga


Mahagauri, also spelt as Maha Gowri, is the eighth manifestation or aspect of Navadurga. Maha Gauri is worshipped on Durgashtami or Mahashtami, the eighth day during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Mahagouri pooja date is September 28. Mahagauri Maa is always considered as eight year old girl who is also called as Kanya or Kumari. Legend […]

Mahanavami Upvaas 2018

Mahanavami Upvaas is one of the customary fasting day for those who observe Navratri Vrat. In 2018, Mahanavami Upvaas date is March 24 in Chaitra Navratri and October 18 in Ashwin Sharad Navratri. On Mahanavami Upvaas day in 2018, Astra Puja (Ayudha Puja), Saraswati Poojan, Bhadrakali Avataar,  Mata Siddhidhatri Puja as a part of Navadurga Alankarams & Mahishasura Mardhini Devi […]

Mahanavami 2018 | Maha Navami Puja during Durga Navratri

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 2018, Mahanavami date is October 18 during Sharad Navratri and March 25 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri. Maha Navami is the last day of […]

Kanya Puja 2018 | Kumari Pooja during Navratri Durga Puja

Kanya Puja, Kumari Pooja or Kanjak Pooja, is the main ritual observed during Navratri Durga Puja. In 2018, Kanya Puja date is October 17. In some regions, Kanya Pooja is performed on Durgashtami (October 17) or on Mahanavami (October 18). During Chaitra Navaratri, Kanya Puja date is March 24. Kanya or Kumari Puja is a ritual of […]

Saraswati Puja in Kerala during Durga Navaratri

Saraswati Puja in Kerala is observed with religious fervor on Mahanavami during Durga Navaratri. In 2016, Saraswati Pooja date is October 11. On this day, Goddess Saraswati is worshipped by offering fruits, rice, roasted paddy and jaggery. On Durgashtami day in the evening a puja called Poojavaipu is observed. Books and other stationary goods are kept in front of the […]

Navratri 2014 dates, Calendar

Goddess Durga Devi

Navratri 2014 dates, Navratri 2014 calendar, Navratri 2014 Schedule. Ashwin Navratri, Chaitra Navratri dates in 2014. Vasant Navratri, Sharad Navratri in 2014. Navratri is a 9-night festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. Celebrated througout India, with many other names, Navratri marks the beginning of Ashwin Month in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu & Kannada calendars. In 2014, Navratri […]

Durga Navami 2014

Durga Navami is observed on the 9th day of Navratri, final day of Navratri Durga Puja. In 2014, Durga Navami date is October 3 in Ashwin Navratri. Siddhidatri Navdurga Puja (Siddhidayini Maa Poojan) is the main ritual of Durga Navami. In Chaitra Navratri Siddhidhatri Puja date (Durga Navami) is on April 8. Mahishasura Mardhini Durga, […]

Mahanavami, 13 October 2013

Today, 13 October 2013 is Mahanavami, the final day of Navratri. It also marks the fourth day in Durga Puja in Bengal. Mahanavami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami. 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 […]

Items required for Nabami Durga Puja

Items required for Nabami Durga Puja, material needed for Mahanabami Durga Puja are listed here. Flowers, 40 or 22 finger rings made of kusha, one ghoti , one nose ring, iron, two conch shells, a box of vermillion, flower garland, belpatra garland, a chandmala, one plate, items needed for the yadnya (fire sacrifice), bel leaves, gift for […]

Navami 2010 – Navami or Navmi dates in 2010

Navami or Navmi is the ninth day in every fortnight or Paksha in Hindu month. Two Navami days fall in every month. Navami is considered as inauspicious day as per Hindu Astrology. New ventures, businesses, programs, functions or any other auspicious deeds are avoided during Navami days. The major festivals celebrated on Navami dayas are […]