Mahanavami in India in 2019

Mahanavami in India in 2019
  How long until Mahanavami?
This holiday next takes place in 18 days.
  Dates of Mahanavami in India
2021 Oct 13, Oct 14
AssamThu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
BiharThu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
West BengalThu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Oct 13Regional Holiday
2020 Oct 24
AssamSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
KeralaSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
SikkimSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Oct 24Regional Holiday
2019 Oct 6, Oct 7
AssamMon, Oct 7Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshMon, Oct 7Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, Oct 7Regional Holiday
West BengalMon, Oct 7Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, Oct 6Regional Holiday
2018 West Bengal Thu, Oct 18 Regional Holiday
2017 West Bengal Fri, Sep 29 Regional Holiday
Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga
  Mahanavami in other countries
Mahanavami internationally
  Which regions observe Navami of Durga Puja in 2019?
Assam  AssamOct 7Regional Holiday
Himachal Pradesh  Himachal PradeshOct 7Regional Holiday
Odisha  OdishaOct 6Regional Holiday
Tripura  TripuraOct 7Regional Holiday
West Bengal  West BengalOct 7Regional Holiday

When is Maha Navami?

Maha Navami is the ninth day of the Durga Puja festival. It is the final day of worship before Vijaya Dashami, the end of Navratri.

In India, Maha Navami is a public holiday in several states.

In South India, Maha Navami may be observed as Ayudha Puja or Astra Puja.

Traditions of Maha Navami

On this day, the goddess Durga is believed to finally defeated the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura.

To mark her victory the goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahisasurmardini.

Devotees of the goddess will pray to Durga for prosperity and good health. In West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Tripura the puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Some believe that puja done on this day is equal to all the puja done during all the other days of Navratri. Huge crowds gather to offer prayers and to enjoy festive treats and participate in cultural events.

Durga Puja

While celebrated across India, In West Bengal, Assam and Tripura, Durga Puja is the biggest festival of the year and the most significant cultural event in Bengali Hindu society.

The rituals of Durga Puja last ten days with the start and the last five days being special festivals that are reflected in public holidays in some states in India.


Mahalaya marks the start of the Durga Puja festival. 

Maha Saptami

On the seventh day (saptami) of Durga Puja, the goddess started her epic battle against Mahishasura.

Durga Ashtami

This is the eighth day of Durga Puja celebrations when the weapons used by Durga are worshipped.

Vijaya Dashami

Also 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.

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