Maha Navami 2022: On the ninth day of Navratri 2022 (Maha Navami), devotees worship Maa Mahagauri, the ninth form of the Hindu goddess Maa Durga.
The ninth day of Navratri or the fourth day of Durga Puja, also known as Maha Navami, is just around the corner. Navratri and Durga Puja mark the victory of good over evil. The auspicious day celebrates Maa Durga, her 9 forms (Navdurgas), and her victory over the demon buffalo Mahishasura. This year, Maha Navami falls on October 4, Tuesday. Devotees of Maa Durga worship her ninth form, Maa Siddhidatri, on this holy occasion. For Bengalis, Navami signals the end of the celebrations of Maa Durga. It is believed that Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura on this day.
Maa Siddhidatri usually depicts to be seated on a lotus or a lion. She has four arms, each holding a conch shell, a mace, a lotus, and a discus. However, Maa Siddhidatri, who is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri, possesses the Ashta Siddhi. It is believed that Maa Siddhidatri bestows spiritual wisdom on her devotees and that she also destroys ignorance.
On Navami, the Mahishasurmardini avatar of Maa is also worshipped. The 9th day of Navratri is also dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri, who is the manifestation of Shakti. It is believed that the goddess blesses her devotees with siddhis (fulfillment or perfection). According to the Hindu Scriptures, it is believed that on the ninth day of Navratri, Goddess appeared in the form of Siddhidatri when all the deities were praying to the Goddess. Goddess Siddhidatri was pleased by their prayer and blessed all the deities with the boon that whenever they will be in trouble and prayed the Goddess, Maa Durga will always come to rescue them from demons. Siddhidatri means the one who fulfills all the desired wishes. Tantriks and Sadhaks worship and please Maa Siddhidatri to attain siddhi.
Maha Navami 2022: Date and Time
Maha Navami 2022: Date and Time
Navami Tithi Begins – 3rd October 2022 – 04:37 PM
Navami Tithi Ends – 4th October 2022 – 02:20 PM
Vidhi and Samagri
According to Drik Panchang, Durga Navami Tithi will start on October 3 at 4:37 PM and will end at 2:20 PM on October 4. The Brahma Muhurta will begin at 4:38 AM and end at 5:27 AM. The Abhijit Muhurat will be from 11:46 AM to 12:33 PM while the Vijaya Muhutra will prevail from 2:08 PM to 2:55 PM.
Devotees need to wake up early on Maha Navami to start the puja rituals with mahasnan or grand bath to rid themselves of all impurities and Shodashoparchar Puja. Some devotees of Maa Durga also perform the Kanya/Kumari Puja or Kanjak Puja on Navami or day 9 of Navratri. People invite 9 young unmarried girls, addressed as Kanjak, inside their homes as they are believed to be divine forms of Goddess Durga. Devotees worship the Kanjaks, wash their feet, put tilak on their foreheads, tie a holy thread on their wrists, and give them Navami prasad of halwa, puri, and black grams.
Maa Siddhidatri Mantra and Stuti:
1) Om Devi Siddhidatryai Namah.
2) Siddha Gandharva Yakshadyairasurairamarairapi
Sevyamana Sada Bhuyat Siddhida Siddhidayini.
3) Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Siddhidatri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah.
Navratri 2022 Day 9 Bhog:
On Durga Navami, devotees offer coconut, kheer, Pua and Panchamrit to Maa Siddhidatri. On this day devotees also perform Kanya Bhoj or Kanya Puja, and offer poori, halwa as a prasad to the goddess.
2022 Maha Navami Wishes and Greetings
- May The Festival of Maha Navami Be the Harbinger of Joy and Prosperity. As The Holy Occasion of Maha Navami Is Here and The Atmosphere is Filled with The Spirit of Mirth and Love. Hoping This Festival Will Bring Peace N Prosperity or Everyone. Happy Navratri ‘N’ Maha Navami 2022!
- On this auspicious day of Maha Navami, I wish you endless opportunities and tremendous success in life. Mahanavami wishes to you.
- May all your desires be fulfilled, and all your sufferings be erased. May all of your aspirations come true. I desire you a very Happy Maha Navami 2022.
- Happy Maha Navami to you and your family. I pray Durga Maa to shower you with pleasure, kindness, and good fortune throughout your life.
- Wishing you lively and energetic Durga Puja Maha Navami festivities full of pleasure, wealth, and success. Have a wonderful day with your loved ones!!!
- May this festival flood your life with the colors of joy and prosperity, bringing you and your loved once delight. May Maa Durga’s heavenly blessings continue to be with you always.
- May this Navratri bring you joy. May hatred be eliminated from your life. Happy Maha Navami 2022!
- Thank you, Maa Durga, for blessing us with the energy to preserve fast and do pooja during the Navratras. Happy Maha Navami to everyone!
- Life has ups and downs, some days may be rough, But Maa Durga will provide you the courage, And the potential to be tough. Have a Happy Maha Navami!
- With goddess Durga showering her grace and blessings to fill our home and hearts with it, may this Navaratri be extra special, to share this moment with the world! Wish you a Happy Maha Navami.