Durga Maha Navami

Maha Navami is considered the third and final day of Durga Puja. Maha Navami also initiates Maha Snaan and Shodashopachara Puja.

On Mahanavami day, Goddess Durga is worshiped and worshiped as Mahishar Her Mardini which means Destroyer of Mahishar. It is believed that Goddess Durga killed Mahishasuru on this day.

Only traditions such as Maha Navami Puja, Navami Havan and Durga Balidhan are performed on this day.

When is Maha Navami celebrated?
● When Navami Titi begins at Ashtami Titi, Navami Puja and fasting are observed at Ashtami Titi.
● According to the scriptures, if Ashtami Titi and Navami Titi coincide before the night of Ashtami Titi, then in such a scenario Ashtami Puja, Navami Puja and Sandy Puja will take place on the same day.

Durga Balidhan
Durga Balidhan has a tradition of offering sacrifices to Goddess Durga. However, many people consider sacrifices inappropriate, so they symbolically sacrifice fruits, flowers, and vegetables such as bananas, pumpkins, and Armenian cucumbers (kakudi). Animal sacrifice is prohibited in most regions and communities in India.

On Navami Puja day in Belur Mas, West Bengal, offerings of gourd and sugar cane are offered as symbols. For Durga Balidhan, the use of white gourd is known as Kushmand. Note that Durga Balidhan should be done on Uday Vyapini Navami Titi. According to Nirnay Sindhu, Durga Balidan should be performed on his Navami day of Apaharan Kaal (on any day between his 10th and his 12th Muhrat).

Navami Haban
Navami Haban Gives Big Boost to Maha Navami Day