Navami of Durga Puja will take place this year on October 23. It takes place on the ninth day of the known festival in India, called Durga Puja. The festival manifests the visit of Goddess Durga to her home with her children. This festival is celebrated all over India and reflects their religion, customs, and traditions. On the day of Navami, Hindu families plan and organize a grand Puja to Goddess Durga, praying and seeking her grace and blessing on the day she overthrows the demon Mahishasura. Along with this, people believe she brought world peace, prosperity, and tranquility.
History of Navami of Durga Puja
Maha Navami is proclaimed and celebrated across India as a day that is part of the 10 consecutive days of the Durga Puja. These are mostly celebrated in the areas of West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura, Jharkhand, and Bihar. During the festival, people take the time to worship Goddess Durga with reverence, adoration, fervor, devotion, and enthusiasm. Goddess Durga, during the festival especially, is worshipped alongside the Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati, Gods Ganesha, and Karthikeya. Navami of Durga Puja starts with Mahalaya, which marks the beginning of Durga’s route to home.
There are many different and unique ways that Navami of Durga Puja is celebrated across India. But it remains a binding force throughout the country as the essential significance is the worship of Goddess Durga. For instance, in northern India, the day is observed by conducting Kanya Puja, where nine girls are invited over and are fed a holy meal. The belief and tradition behind this are that the nine girls symbolize the nine faces of Goddess Durga. On the other hand, in South India, the festival is honored by celebrating Ayudh Puja and is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi. What happens on this day is anything that bestows wisdom and knowledge are worshiped. Some things under this category are books, musical instruments, weapons, tools, vehicles, etc.
Navami of Durga Puja is the proper day and time to wish loved ones some inspiring messages and to share the abundant blessings of Goddess Durga. One example would be — “May the blessing of Maa Durga guide you on the right path and help you in all your endeavors. Warm wishes of Maha Navami to all.”
Navami of Durga Puja FAQs
What is Durga Navami?
Maha Navami means “the great ninth day.” Maha Navami is also celebrated as the victory of good over evil.
Which day is Navami?
Maha Navami is the last day of worship just before the festival ends the following day, which is called Vijaya Dashami.
When is Navami of Durga Puja in 2022?
Navami of Durga Puja takes place on October 4, 2022.
How to Observe Navami of Durga Puja
Pray to Maa Durga
This day is the perfect time to pray to Goddess Durga. Whatever you may need, just close your eyes and pray for good health and prosperity.
Dress to impress
Most shops and places offer discounts on clothes and other products. On “Maha Ashtami,” men usually wear Kurta Pajamas while women drape themselves in sarees.
Come one come all
It is the best time to mend your relationships with your family and friends. Navami of Durga Puja is also a way to rekindle all kinds of relationships. It is an occasion for celebrating the essence of humanity.
5 Interesting Facts About Durga Puja
There are many decorations
A Pandal and Goddess Durga’s idol is adorned with flowers and lights.
There are many performances
Yagyas and Havans are performed.
Devotees pray and wish for fulfillment and include fasting as a means.
Worshiping is taken seriously
The area of worship should be cleaned with Ganga water.
Offerings are made
Fruits and sweets should be offered to the Goddess.
Why Navami of Durga Puja is Important
It is a time for thanksgiving
It is the time for Hindus to show their gratitude to the beloved Goddess Durga. They can show their appreciation and love for the gracious life they’ve had.
It is a time to unite with others
The ten days of the festival are an opportunity to mend relationships and reunite with all your loved ones. Navami of Durga Puja is a time to let go of resentment and let in love instead.
It is for being festive
India is a country that has tons of festivals. But this specific festival marks greatness and prosperity, which only makes people feel more glee.
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