Navami of Durga Puja around the world in 2024

Navami of Durga Puja around the world in 2024
Durga slays Mahisasura, Temple sculpture in Mahabalipuram, India Image by mountainamoeba , via Flickr
  How long until Navami of Durga Puja?
Navami of Durga Puja
  Dates of Navami of Durga Puja around the world
2025 Various Oct 1
India Oct 1
AssamWed, Oct 1Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Oct 1Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Oct 1Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Oct 1Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Oct 1Regional Holiday
NepalWed, Oct 1National Holiday
2024 Various Oct 11, Oct 12
India Oct 11
AssamFri, Oct 11Regional Holiday
BiharFri, Oct 11Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, Oct 11Regional Holiday
SikkimFri, Oct 11Regional Holiday
West BengalFri, Oct 11Regional Holiday
NepalSat, Oct 12National Holiday
2023 Various Oct 23
India Oct 23
AssamMon, Oct 23Regional Holiday
BiharMon, Oct 23Regional Holiday
JharkhandMon, Oct 23Regional Holiday
OdishaMon, Oct 23Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, Oct 23Regional Holiday
West BengalMon, Oct 23Regional Holiday
NepalMon, Oct 23National Holiday
2022 Various Oct 4
India Oct 4
AssamTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
BiharTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
MeghalayaTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
SikkimTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
West BengalTue, Oct 4Regional Holiday
NepalTue, Oct 4National Holiday
2021 IndiaOct 14
Assam Thu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
Bihar Thu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
Jammu and Kashmir Thu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
Jharkhand Thu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
Odisha Thu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
Tripura Thu, Oct 14Regional Holiday
West Bengal Thu, Oct 14Regional Holiday

Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga

  Which countries observe Navami of Durga Puja in 2024?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
  IndiaOct 11
  NepalOct 12

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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