Maha Navami is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing
phase of moon) of Ashwin month. The day begins after the end of Sandhi
puja. Mahanavami is also the penultimate day of Durga Puja. Maha Navami
rituals are the final rituals associated with Durga Puja. ‘Maha Arti’
that is considered a formal end of religious customs. Merriment, music
and dance fill the rest of the day. On Maha Navami a major bhog is held
and Prasad is offered to Goddess Durga and this bhog prasad is shared by

As the Navami night passes Uma will have to leave her father’s house for her husband place. The next day is Durga Murti Visarjan or immersion.

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