Every year, Maha Saptami is celebrated on the 7th day of the waxing moon called ‘Shukla Paksha’ as per the Hindu calendar month of ‘Ashwin,’ which will be observed on October 21 this year. The Maha Puja (Great Ceremony) begins on Maha Saptami. It is a Durga Puja, a Hindu festival, that is held with great fanfare and marks the 10-armed goddess and her triumph over the evil buffalo demon ‘Mahishasura.’
Maha Saptami – History
Hindus celebrate a 10-day-long Durga Puja festival in India with great enthusiasm and spirit. The Maha Puja of the Durga Puja starts on the day of Maha Saptami. It is believed that the battle was held between Goddess Durga and the demon king Mahishasura and the war ended on 10th and last day of the Durga Puja festival with the victory of the goddess over the demon.
Maha Saptami – Dates
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