- Mahishasura Mardini form of Goddess is worshiped on the Navami of Navratri, on this day there is also a tradition of girl worship.
- Due to the beginning of the creation on this date, one gets renewable virtue by doing Shradh and bathing.
Today is the last day of Shakti Parv. Goddess Durga is the owner of Navami Tithi. Therefore, on this day, the Goddess is worshiped as well as there is a tradition of worshiping the girl. Navratri ends on this day with the worship of Siddhidatri, the ninth goddess of Navratri. This is also Manvadi date. Therefore, there is a tradition of bathing, donating and performing Shradh. In Navratri, on the day of Navami Tithi, in Bengal, the Goddess will be worshiped with Dhunuchi dance. This time on Navami date, 2 auspicious yogas are being made for shopping and starting new works.
Navami date will remain for the whole day, 2 auspicious yogas also
Navami Tithi will start from around 11.21 pm on the night of 13 October and will remain till 9.27 pm on 14 October. Therefore, Goddess Mahapuja to be performed on Navami will be done on Thursday. Due to sunrise on the Navami Tithi on Thursday, bathing, donating and performing Shradh on this day will give full results.
Jyotishcharya Dr. Mrityunjay Tiwari says that Ravi Yoga and Yayijay auspicious yoga will be formed for the worship of Goddess Siddhidatri from sunrise to about 1.34 in the afternoon. Good luck will increase by starting new business and new work in this auspicious time to be made on Mahanavami. On this day new clothes can be bought along with gold, silver and other precious metals.
Worship of Mahishasur Mardini on Mahanavami
Mahishasura Mardini form of Goddess is worshiped on Navami Tithi of Navratri. According to mythology, it is believed that on Mahanavami, the goddess killed the demon Mahishasura. After this the gods and sages bowed down to the goddess and worshiped her. Since then the tradition of worshiping the Goddess on Navami Tithi is going on. Goddess Utsav ends on this day with Havan and Mahapuja. Worshiping this form of Goddess eliminates all kinds of troubles and wins over enemies.
Tradition of bath-donation and Shradh
In astrology and religious texts, the Navami date of Ashwin Shukla Paksha has been called Manvadi Tithi. According to astrology, the date on which the creation started again after every cataclysm is called Manvadi Tithi. Since Daksha Manvantara starts on this day, it is considered a very auspicious day. Therefore, taking a holy bath on this day washes away the sins committed unknowingly. Donating food, clothes and other things on the Navami Tithi of Navratri also gives renewable virtue. There is also a tradition of Shradh on this date. This gives satisfaction to the fathers.
Dhunuchi dance in Bengal
In Bengal, the Goddess is worshiped on Navami Tithi. In this Mahapuja, air is given to the mother with peacock feathers, water is sprinkled with lotus flowers. Then after showing them the mirror, aarti is performed by blowing the conch. This is followed by the Dhunuchi dance. This is actually a power dance. In Bengal Puja tradition, this dance is performed to increase the power and energy of Maa Bhavani. In this traditional sacred dance, coconut hair, fibers and havan material i.e. Dhuni is kept. Then the aarti of the mother is also performed from the same.
The result of nine days of worship from Mahapuja
If the Goddess is not able to worship and fast during the entire Navratri, then only by doing Maha Puja on Navami, one can get the fruits of nine days of Goddess worship. According to Markandeya Purana, special worship of Goddess Durga should be done on this day with all kinds of worship materials. The recitation of Durga Saptashati and the conduct of Havan get the blessings of the Goddess. Worshiping the Goddess on the Mahanavami of Navratri without eating anything removes all kinds of problems. Along with this, positive energy increases and mental peace is also available. Many types of diseases are also removed by fasting on this day.
On this day of Mahapuja in Navratri, the worship of Goddess gets the full fruit of the girl’s feast. If girls cannot get food for nine days, then worshiping and banqueting of girls on Navami Tithi also gives the blessings of Goddess Annapurna and Mahalakshmi. On this day, by worshiping one girl, opulence is by worshiping two, by worshiping two by religion, by worshiping three by statehood, by worship for four by education, by worship by five, by attainment, by worship of six, by the kingdom, by worship of eight. Worship leads to wealth and worship of nine girls leads to mastery. Offering Kheer to Mahalakshmi on this day brings happiness and prosperity throughout life.