Mahesh Navami


Shukla Paksha Navami tithi of Jyestha masa is worshipped as Mahesh Navami. This festival is quite popular in the Maheshwari community and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, in His glorious form Mahesh (Maheshan). It is said that the Lord appeared in front of his devotees on this auspicious day of Mahesh Navami.

Mahesh Navami 2023

Mon , 29th May 2023

Significance

Couples who wish for a child worship Lord Shiva and perform special prayers on this day. According to the popular legend, King Khandelsen and queen were childless. They worshipped Lord Shiva on this special Navami tithi with sincere faith and utmost devotion. Lord Shiva was pleased by the king’s prayers and fulfilled their wish by blessing them with a divine baby boy named Sujansen.

Another story links Mahesh Navami with Maheshwari community. Once several hunters ravaged Saivite ashram disturbing their tranquillity. This angered the Saints of the Ashram angered and they cursed the hunters to turn into stones. The wives of those hunters sincerely prayed to Lord Shiva seeking the curse to be removed. Pleased with their sincere prayers, Lord Shiva appeared on Earth and agreed to rescue the hunters only if they stop hunting or deforestation. Thus all the hunters were rescued. These hunters quit hunting and created a satvic business of their own, and they named their community, the Maheshwari community, rightly so after Lord Mahesh rescued them. Since then, it is believed that Lord Shiva was the saviour of the ancestors of the whole community.

Rituals

Maheshwaris, especially ones that are closely associated with business sect of the community worships Lord Mahesh and His consort Parvati Devi on this day of Mahesh Navami. They believe that their community came into existence on Navami tithi of Jyeshta. People without a male heir to the family worship Lord Shiva and Parvati. Shiva temples are decorated with flowers and special pujas, mediations are organised. This day oozes piousness and serenity. Newly wedded couples worship the Lord Shiva and Parvati Devi on this day to commence their new phase of life with joy and marital happiness. 

Benefits

  • Observing fast on this day can cure illness and other emotional imbalances in a physical system.
  • Charity or performing any form of donation is the simplest way to attract multifold blessings from Lord Shiva.
  • This special day brings more luck and fortune.
  • Lord Shiva and Parvati devi bless good health and well-being on the couples who follow this festival.
  • Married couples will be blessed with male heir if they observe fast and offer sincere prayers to the divine couple, Shiva and Parvati.

Important Timings On Mahesh Navami

Sunrise

29-May-2023 5:45 AM

Sunset

29-May-2023 7:03 PM

Navami Tithi Begins

28-May-2023 9:57 AM

Navami Tithi Ends

29-May-2023 11:49 AM

Mahesh Navami festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Tuesday, 11th of June

2020

Sunday, 31st of May

2021

Saturday, 19th of June

2022

Thursday, 9th of June

2023

Monday, 29th of May

2024

Saturday, 15th of June

2025

Wednesday, 4th of June

2026

Tuesday, 23rd of June

2027

Saturday, 12th of June

2028

Thursday, 1st of June

2029

Wednesday, 20th of June

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