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Durga Navami 2019: Puja Date, Muhrat & Significance of Maha Navami

Everything you want to know about Maha Navami 2019.

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Durga Navami (Maha Navami) 2019 Date and Time: Maha Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Navaratri.
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The festival season is here and people are already celebrating Navaratri with full passion and joy. Navaratri is a nine-day festival where every day people worship different forms of Goddess Durga.

Maha Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Navaratri 
Maha Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Navaratri 
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Significance of Maha Navmi

Maha Navami is the last day of Navaratri and the third and final day of Durga Puja. On Maha Navami, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahisasuramardini which means The Annihilator Of The Buffalo Demon. It is believed that on Maha Navami Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahisasura. On this day Goddess Durga won over the evil with her power and wisdom, therefore, it is believed that Maha Navami is also acknowledged as the eve of starting something new on Vijya Dashmi i.e., Dussehra.

Depending upon the starting time of Navami Tithi on the previous day Navami Puja and fasting should be done on Ashtami Tithi. There is a rule that if Ashtami and Navami merge together in Sanyakal (auspicious time) on Ashtami then Ashtami Puja, Navami Puja and Sandhi Puja are done on the same day.

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Happy Maha Navami (Durga Navami) 2019
Happy Maha Navami (Durga Navami) 2019
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Maha Navami 2019: Muhrat and Timing

This year Navami Ashtami Puja is celebrated on the same day. Here is the tithi for Maha Navami 2019:

  • Navami Tithi begins at 10:54 am on sixth October

  • Navami Tithi ends at 12:38 pm on seventh October

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