Maha Navami on Thursday, October 14, 2021
Mahanavami is third and final day of Durga Puja. Durga Puja on Maha Navami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja.
Maha Navami or Durga Navami is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. It is the last day of battle between goddess Durga and demon Mahishasura. Maha Navami begins with Mahasnan, followed by prayers to goddess Durga or Maa Durga. It is believed that on Maha Navami Goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahisasuramardhini - which literally means the slayer of the buffalo demon or mahishasura.
Navami Homa is performed on Maha Navami and it is a significant ritual during Durga Puja. The best time to perform Homa is at the end of Navami Puja.