When is Maha Saptami?
How long until Maha Saptami?
|This holiday next takes place in 170 Days.|
|Several states. On the seventh day of Durga Puja, the goddess started her battle against Mahishasura.|
Dates of Maha Saptami
Regions where Maha Saptami is a holiday
|Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal|
Maha Saptami is the seventh day of Durga Puja celebrations.
Traditions of Maha Saptami
Maha Saptami is also known as Saptami of Durgapuja and is one of the important days of Durga Puja.
The Maha Puja (Great Ceremony) starts on Maha Saptami.
Durga Puja is a Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates the worship of the goddess Durga.
Durga Puja celebrates the ten-armed mother goddess, and her victory over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura.
The world was under threat from the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura, that no man or god could defeat. To vanquish the demon, Durga emerged from the collective energies of all the gods. Each of her ten arms brandished the deadliest weapon of each god.
On the seventh day (saptami) of Durga Puja, the goddess started her epic battle against Mahishasura which ended with his death on Vijaya Dashami (the 10th day).
Other Key days during Durga Puja
The rituals of Durga Puja last ten days with the start and the last five days being special festivals that are refelected in public holidays in some states in India.
Mahalaya marks the start of the Durga Puja festival. Read more about Mahalaya.
This is the eighth day of Durga Puja celebrations, when the weapons used by Durga are worshipped. Read more about Durga Ashtami.
This is the ninth day of Durga Puja. On this day, the victory of Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura is celebrated. Read more about Maha Navami.
Aalso known as Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav, Vijaya Dashami commemorates the day that Durga appeared riding a lion to slay the Mahisasura. Read more about Vijaya Dashami.