The Festival of Sharad Navratri will end on 14 October with the celebration of Maha Navami or Durga Navami. Durga Navami has great importance in Hinduism. On Maha Navratri, the worship of Goddess Durga has great significance. It is believed that Durga Navami is the best occasion to please Goddess Durga and get blessings from her. On Maha Navami and Maha Ashtami, there is the ritual of feeding 9 girls as the symbols of 9 forms of Goddess Durga. Apart from this, On Durga Navami, people make 9 idols of 9 forms of Goddess Durga and worship them duly.
Let us give you more brief information about this year’s (2021) Durga Navami, Date, Time, Significance, Puja Vidhi, Havan Muhurat, Mantra and everything.
Durga Navami 2021 Date and Time
The Ashtami Tithi will last at 08:07 PM, 13 October, and from 08:07 PM the Navami Tithi will start and last at 06:52 PM, 14 October. The Durga Navami will be celebrated on 14 October.
As per Hindu Scriptures, Maha Navami or Durga Navami is the day of victory of good over evil. On the same day, Maa Kaali, an angry form of Goddess Durga killed Mahisasura and his 3 fellows, Chanda, Munda and Raktabija. As Goddess Durga killed Mahisasura, that’s why she is also known as “Mahisasuramardini”.
On the 9th day of Navratri, Goddess Siddhidatri is also worshipped.
There is also the ritual of feeding 9 girls as the 9 forms of Durga on the Ashtami or Navami of Navratri.
Durga Navami Puja Vidhi
- On the day of Durga Navami, wear clean clothes after taking bath etc. in the morning to worship Goddess Siddhidatri.
- After that, at the place of Kalash Sthapan, install the idol of Mother Siddhidatri and offer pink flowers to her.
- After that worship them by lighting incense, lamps, incense sticks.
- Now chant the Beej Mantras of Maa Siddhidatri.
- After that finish the worship by doing aarti.
Kanya Puja Time
Vami Tithi will start from 8.08 PM on October 13 and will last till 6.52 PM on October 14.
अमल कमल संस्था तद्रज:पुंजवर्णा, कर कमल धृतेषट् भीत युग्मामबुजा च।
मणिमुकुट विचित्र अलंकृत कल्प जाले; भवतु भुवन माता संत्ततम सिद्धिदात्री नमो नम:।
ओम देवी सिद्धिदात्र्यै नमः।
ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं सिद्धये नम:।