Maha Navami (Mahanavami) or Durga Navami is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. It is the last day of battle between goddess Durga and demon Mahishasura. Maha Navami begins with Mahasnan (holy bath), followed by prayers to goddess Durga or Maa Durga.
On the day of Maha Navami, devotees wake up early to fast and pray to Goddess Durga. Kanjak Puja or Kanya Puja is also done on this day in some households, while others prefer the Ashtami day to do the same.
It is the last day of battle between goddess Durga and demon Mahishasura.
Maha Navami begins with Mahasnan (holy bath), followed by prayers to goddess Durga or Maa Durga.
Maha Navami 2021: Puja Vidhi
Kanya Puja is celebrated on Ashtami and Navami where nine small girls, considered the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped and offered prasad. Their feet are washed and new clothes are gifted to them.
Like other days during Durga Puja, Navami has its own vidhi. Beginning with Mahasnan or the grand bath, it is followed by the Shodashopachar puja.
In Eastern India, on Maha Navami, the third day of Durga Puja festivities, devotees do 16-step Shodashopachara puja early in the morning after taking a bath.
The goddess is offered pink flowers and devotees wear pink on this day too. Kanya Pujan is celebrated on the day of Navami by some, where nine young girls aged 8-9 years are invited to the puja where their feet are washed. These Kanyas are said to symbolize the 9 forms of Durga.
The Navami Homa is performed with great devotion at the end of the Navami puja.
Maha Navami 2021: Muhurat
The tithi of Navami begins at 8.07 pm on October 13, 2021, and ends at 6.52 pm on October 14, 2021.
Maha Navami 2021: Significance
The 9 forms of the goddess Durga are worshipped during the Puja – Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandharghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidathri.
Navratri puja concludes on ninth day with the puja of goddess Siddhidatri. The goddess is known to bless her devotees with many siddhis (fulfillment or perfection) and is depicted with four arms, holding Gada, Chakra, Shankh and lotus flower. She rides a lion. It is said that Lord Shiva obtained all his siddhis with the blessings of Siddhidatri.
Maha Navami 2021: Wishes for your loved ones
On this auspicious occasion of Durga Navami, I wish you are blessed with prosperity and success. Happy Maha Navami!
May the blessing of Maa Durga guide you on the right path and help you in all your endeavors. Warm wishes of Maha Navami to all!
May Goddess Durga is always there to give you power and strength in life…. May you fight all challenges with greatness and good luck…. Happy Maha Navami to you.
On this auspicious day of Maha Navami, My greetings to you and your family, Happiness and betterment at all levels, For today and all time to come, Success at the end of all your pursuits, In the most truthful way.
May you have Maha Navami blessed with celebrations with your near and dear ones…. May you have a great time and lots of happy moments on this auspicious day.
On the auspicious occasion of Durga Navami, I wish you the most inspiring opportunities and great success in life…. Happy Durga Navami to you.
Happy Durga Puja Maha Navami to you…. May Maa Durga put an end to all your troubles and kill all the negativity that surrounds you for a better life.
Let the festive spirit embrace you and your dear ones on this special occasion. Wishing you and your family a happy Maha Navami!
May your life be showered with the love and blessings of Maa Durga…. May the occasion of Durga Puja Maha Navami bring along a year full of positivity for you.