Maha Navami 2021 | Ram Navami Pooja Vidhi
The 9th day of Navratri, Maha Navami, is the final day of devotion before Vijayadashami or Dussehra. Goddess Durga is worshipped in many forms all throughout the country on this auspicious day. On this day, devotees worship God via prayer and fasting. Some people conduct Havan and worship the girl on the Ashtami day of Navratri, while others do it on the Navami day. The Ashtami date of Navratri is April 20. The Mahagauri version of Maa Durga is worshipped on this day. On the eighth day of Navratri, it is believed that worshipping Maa Mahagauri erases all sins.If you want to worship the girl on Navratri’s Ashtami Tithi, you need first learn how to conduct havan and what it entails.
Origin and Mythology
The festival’s origins can be traced back to a legendary battle between Goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura. This is also symbolic of the conflict between good and evil that exists in the world around us, as well as in the hearts and minds of people all over the world.
The day during the long battle between the Goddess and the demon when she fatally wounded him is known as Maha Navami. The demon was eventually defeated by the Goddess the next day, on the tenth day of the fight, known as Vijayadashami. This is the reason why the Goddess Durga is worshipped as the avatar of Mahishasuramardhini.
2021 Maha Navami Festival Celebration
According to the Indian calendar, Maha Navami is observed on the Navami of Shukla paksha in the month of Ashwin. In the months of September and October, according to the English calendar. Maha Navami will be observed on the 14th of October in the year 2021. On this day, devotees worship the Goddess in various forms.
The spiritual importance of Maha Navami
Goddess Durga fought the devil’s ruler Mahishasur for 9 days, according to legend. As a result of our 9-day prayer. With the goddess’s might and wisdom triumphing over evil, this day is regarded as the last day, known as Maha Navami, and Vijayadashami is observed at the conclusion of this auspicious day.
Prepare the Havan in this way: Keep the HavanKund first, and if you don’t have one, create one. Cleanse the area where the cow dung havan will be performed. With a little Ganga water in your palm, spritz all of the ingredients. Kush should be placed everywhere around the pool. In Havanakund, keep dry mango wood. Apply ghee on the cotton and lay it on the wood in Havanakund after that. Then, using camphor, start the Havankund fire. After that, say Ganesha, Panchdevata, Navagraha, Kshetrapala, village god, and city deity three or five times with ghee.Recite the ‘Oom Ain Hri Klein ChamundayaiVichchaiNamah’ for Mata Durga 108 times while doing Havan for Mata Durga, adding a little amount of delight with each chant. Finally, repeat the mantra while offering Kheer and honey to the HavanKund. Then, in the names of Lord Shiva and Brahma, make offerings. In this manner, after completing the Havan, perform the mother’s Aarti, which should be done by everyone involved in the Havan. The female should eat her supper once the Havan is over.
Havan can also be done like this
Recite the armour, rivets, argala, and sing the mantras of all 13 chapters of Durga Saptashati and offer prayers in the HavanKund while chanting Swaha if you want to conduct Havan in detail.
Rituals Celebrated on This Day
1. Devi Durga is honoured in the guise of Saraswati on this day, who is known as Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom. Instruments such as machines, musical instruments, literature, vehicles, and several other instruments are worshipped in South India with the Goddess. This day is significant for starting new jobs or starting new career.
2. In South India, students begin going to school in this manner.
3. Various locations in Northern Eastern India are dedicated to the adoration of little daughters. Nine tiny daughters are worshipped in the guise of nine Goddesses in this ceremony. Their feet are cleaned, then a paste of Kumkum and Chandan is put to them, they are dressed in new garments, and they are worshipped with mantras and incense sticks. Special food is made for them, and presents are offered to them with complete respect and affection by devotees.
4. Maha Navami is the third day of Durga Puja in Eastern India. It begins with a second bath, followed by Shodashupchaar Pooja. Goddess Durga is revered as MahishasuraMandini, which translates to “Goddess Who Killed Mahishasura.” In the shape of the buffalo that was slain on this day, he was devil.
5. Navami Puja rites are performed at the end.
6. It also thinks that the worship performed on this day is equivalent to that performed on all other days outside of Navratri.
7. This day is observed in various parts of world as Animal Sacrifice Day.
8. Bathukamma festival is held in some parts of Andhra Pradesh on this day, and it is inspired by the purchase of beautiful flower. Hindu women perform this devotion, and flowers are arranged in seven layers in the shape of Shank and presented to goddess Gauri in the guise of Durga. On this day, Huda beauty and splendour are praised, and ladies wear new clothing and jewels.
Maha Navami in West Bengal
Maha Navami is observed on third and final day of Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal. Maha Navami celebrations begin with the “mahasnan” ritual bath and special observances known as “shodashopachar puja”. The dates for Maha Navami celebrations in West Bengal may differ from those in other Indian states.
Beautifully carved and adorned sculptures of the Goddess in her form as Mahishasuramardini are shown in large tents known as “pandals.” People dress up in their finest and attend these ‘pandals’ as well as temples with their families and friends. Sweets and presents are shared with family and friends.