Durga Navami (Maha Navami) 2020 Date, Puja Vidhi, Timings: Navaratri is a great festival of worship of Goddess Durga. In this, by worshiping the nine forms of the Goddess, siddhis and powers are obtained from them. The last day of Navratri is called Mahanavami. On this day there is a law to worship Goddess Siddhidatri. This year Mahanavami will be celebrated on 24 October, Saturday. But many people will also worship Navami on October 25, Sunday.
Importance of Mahanavami
On the day of Mahanavami, worshiping Goddess Durga in a supernatural form i.e. Goddess Siddhidatri leads to ultimate happiness and peace. All those fasts are observed on the day of Mahanavami, which devotees observe His Holiness fast and worship Goddess Durga on the nine days of Navratri.
It is said that on this day, a person who performs havan after meditating on the name and form of mother Siddhidatri has fulfilled all his wishes. On such a person, the blessings of mother Siddhidatri showers. It is also told in many stories that Maa Siddhidatri is a form of Goddess Lakshmi. As their name suggests, worshiping them on the day of Mahanavami leads to attainment of siddhis.
Also on this day, seeing the nine forms of mother as girls, the girl is also worshiped. It is believed that the person who worships a girl always has peace and happiness in the family. It is said that Goddess Durga is blessed in such homes.
History of Mahanavami (History of Mahanavami)
It is said in mythology that there was a demon named Mahishasura. He used to have arrogance on his power and strength. He thought that he was the form of the supreme deity. That’s why he expected everyone to worship God instead. As Mahishasura’s arrogance grew, he started capturing the gods. In the same way, gradually his atrocities started spreading throughout the world.
Seeing the outbreak of Mahishasura, all the gods remembered that Goddess Durga gave them a boon that whenever you remember me, I will immediately appear for your help. Therefore, all the gods came together to sing the praises of Goddess Durga and prayed that Mother should come on a lion and destroy the monster named Mahishasura.
Hearing the prayers of the Gods, Goddess Adishakti Durga Bhavani immediately appeared there and assured the gods not to worry. Then Goddess Durga fought fiercely for eight days against Mahishasura. Goddess Durga killed Mahishasura on the ninth day. Mother was named Mahishasura Mardini because of slaying the demon Mahishasura.