As the country celebrates Mahanavami, preparations are in full swing to mark Vijayadashami the final day of Navratri festival. Temples across the country are decorated and special poojas are going on especially in temples dedicated to Goddess.
The ninth day of the Navratri festival is called as Maha Navami. It is the final day of worship before Vijaya Dashami, the end of Navratri.
In the 9 days of Navratri, the worshipping of the nine forms of Goddess Durga- Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandharghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidathri must be adhered as per the divine law mentioned in sacred scriptures.
Every day during Navratri, the dedicated manifestation of Goddess Durga is worshipped in a specific manner, which includes the colour of the attire you wear. Know which Goddess must be worshiped with what color. Read here.
On the day of Navami, Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms in different parts of the country. While most people worship Maa Siddhidatri, some worship Maa Saraswati—the deity of knowledge and wisdom too.