Friday, October 15, 2010

9th day Alamkaram ~ Mahishasuramardhini

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Mahanavami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami, the ninth day of Durga Navratri. In 2010, the date of Mahanavami is October 16. Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day festival, Sharad Navaratri. As per Hindu beliefs, Durga puja on Maha Navami is equal to Durga pooja performed on all 9 days of Durga Navaratri. Goddess Siddhidatri puja is performed on Mahanavami day.Reading & Singing of this Stotram is auspicious & the Meaning goes here.

On Mahanavami day, in South Indian states especially in Kerala, Ayudha Pooja is performed. Tools, operators, instruments and books are worshipped. The next day of Mahanavami is observed as Vijaya Dashami. In some rural places, Janthu bali (animal sacrifices) are performed on Mahanavami day. It is to be noted that Hindu culture and society is against animal sacrifices.On the ninth day of Durga Navarathri, Maha Navami or Maharnavami is celebrated. MahaNavami 2010 date is October 16. In North  India, Goddess Matungi / Goddess Renuka Devi is the goddess of this ninth day of Durga Navratri. In South India, Goddess Mahishasura Mardhini is the goddess of the ninth day of Durga Navarathri.

Lord Hayagriva with Goddess Lakshmi - Lakshmi Hayagriva Swamy 

Hayagriva Puja is observed on Mahanavami day in Navratri. The ninth day of Navaratri, Lord Hayagriva (Horse-headed incarnation of Lord Vishnu) is worshipped in many places of India, especially in South India. Mahanavami Hayagriva Puja 2010 date is October 16th, Saturday. Hayagriva Swamy is the Lord of wisdom and knowledge.

Mahanavami is the day of Saraswati visarjan, the day when Goddess Saraswati is offered send-off to her heavenly abode. On this Hayagriva swamy is worshipped for better results in education, and other knowledge oriented industries. It is the last day of Navratri and Triratra Vratham.

Lord Hayagriva is also worshipped on Hayagriva Jayanti which is observed on Shravan Purnima (August).

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