Maha Navami 2022: Tithi, Date, Puja Timings, Rituals, History & Significance

The Maha Navami holiday, which falls on the ninth day of the Shukla paksha of the month of Ashwin, is observed on the last day of the Navratri festival. Maha Navami 2022 Tithi, date, Puja timings, rituals, history, significance & more details are here.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Oct 04, 2022 11:20 IST
Maha Navami 2022: Tithi, Date, Puja Timings, Rituals, History & Significance
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The Maha Navami holiday, which falls on the ninth day of the Shukla paksha of the month of Ashwin, is observed on the last day of the Navratri festival. Devotees break their fasts on this day, which is also known as the paran day for Navratri fasts, after performing a Kanya Pujan or Kumari puja at home and worshipping Maa Durga Siddhidatri in her ninth avatar. Maha Navami 2022 Tithi, date, Puja timings, rituals, history, significance & more details are here. 

Maha Navami 2022: History & Significance

On this day, a delectable prasad of halwa, puri, and Kaala chana is made, offered as Bhog to the goddess, and then served to the young girls at Kanya Pujan, who represents Maa Durga's nine diverse forms. The goddess is also revered as Mahishasurmardini on Navami, according to folklore, as it was on this day when Maa Durga struck the demon Mahishasur, slaying him before killing him the next day on Vijayadashami. 

Maha Navami 2022: Date

This year, Navratri begins on September 26 and ends on October 5 with Dussehra. The Maha Navami celebrations will be quite exciting and spectacular on Tuesday, October 4.

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Maha Navami 2022: Tithi & Puja Timings

  • The Maha Navami tithi falls on October 3, 2022, at 4:37 PM, and ends on October 4, 2022, at 2:20 PM.
  • The Navami puja will take place between 3:07 pm on October 3 and 12:50 pm on October 4.

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Maha Navami 2022: Rituals & Celebration

Throughout the nation, different regions observe Maha Navami in different ways. In the Northern and Eastern regions of the nation, Kanya Pujan is practiced, during which nine young girls are worshipped as the nine manifestations of Maa Durga. In West Bengal, Shodhasopachar Puja is held on the third day of the Durga Puja, which starts with a holy bath. The day is devoted to Maa Saraswati in South India, and an Ayudh puja is held where objects such as books, tools, and automobiles are worshipped.

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