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 ‘Maha Saptami’ – The seventh day of Navratri

7 means Saptami in the Sanskrit language and Maha Saptami is the seventh day of the 10-day long Puja that is the reason it is called Maha Saptami, the Hindu festival is celebrated all over India but also in the world where there are Hindu peoples. It is believed that the 9 days of Navratri are the purest days of the year because all the Navdurga come and shower her blessings on everyone who worships them from the bottom of their heart. 

Maha Saptami Dates 2022

The festival is celebrated every year on the seventh day of the waxing moon called ‘Shukla paksha’ in the calender of Hindus and in the month of ‘Ashwin’ which falls on the 2nd of October 2022. 

Maha Saptami Celebrations 

Just around dawn with the immersion of a banana tree in sacred water Saptami begins. Afterward, the tree is dressed in a saree and worshiped with flowers, incense, and sandalwood paste. This is called a kola bou or ‘banana (plant) bride’. Placed beside Lord Ganesha, and indicating its role as his newly wedded wife. 

After that, the Goddess is worshiped with sixteen special puja items. On this auspicious day of Maha Saptami, a sacred meal that means (Bhog) is prepared in which special dishes are offered to the Goddess which is then distributed among the devotees as prasad. Pandals are set and are illuminated with beautiful lights and garlands. 

Maha Saptami Timings 

Maha Saptami tithi will start on 01 October at 8:45 pm and will end at 6:47 pm on the next day. 

Popular state where ‘Maha Saptami’ is celebrated

This festival is mostly celebrated in the state of  West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Odisha, and Sikkim. 

Kalratri 

Each day different avatar of the Goddess is worshiped and on the seventh day, Maa Kalratri is worshiped which is called the Goddess of death. Maa Kal Ratri is said to be the most ferocious form of Goddess Durga who removed darkness and ignorance. 

Would really suggest you go and once visit those famous places where this festival is celebrated for looking at something new traditions in the most unique way. I will mention the link to our site below for your stay YatraDham.Org 

Also Read: 

9 Devi’s worshipped during Navratri

‘Maha Ashtami 2022’ – The Important Day

 

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