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Navami 2018: Significance and history behind this day

Navami 2018: Significance and history behind this day

When is Navami 2018?

 

This year Navami begins on October 17 and ends on October 18. Following are the timings for Navami:

 

Navami Tithi starts – 12:49 pm on October 17, 2018

Navami Tithi finishes – 15:28 pm on October 18, 2018

 

Significance of this day

 

Navami is the ninth and last day of Navratri and the Durga Puja celebrations. It is believed that on this day Goddess Durga slayed Mahisasura.

 

Ashtami tithi ends on October 17, 2018, at 12:49 pm. On Mahanavami, a special puja called Sandhi Puja takes place when the Ashtami tithi ends and Ram Navami tithi begins. This interval is considered to be said to be a very lucky time. Goddess Durgha is worshiped with 108 lotus flowers.