Maha Navami is the ninth day of Durga Puja. On this day, Goddess Durga is worshipped as Mahishasuramardini, which means the "annihilator of the buffalo demon".
Undoubtedly one of the most-awaited festivals of the year, Durga Puja is a homage to feminine power or Shakti, the source of all creation and energy on earth. But it is more than just a religious affair. It is the time for fun too. People come together to share their joys during Durga Puja. Maha Navami is one of the most auspicious days of the 10-day festival. Given that Durga Puja ends the day after Navami, it's all the more reason to observe it with enthusiasm and joy.
This year, Maha Navami is on October 14.