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Ayudha Puja 2023: Date and Timing, Rituals and Importance

25 Sep, 2023 by Aditi Gupta

Ayudha Puja 2023: Date and Timing, Rituals and Importance

25 Sep, 2023 by Aditi Gupta

Ayudha Puja is performed on the day of Maha Navmi which is observed on the 9th day of the Navratri. This puja holds great significance during the 9 days of Navratri. Ayudha Puja is also known as Ashtra and Shastra Puja. This Puja is majorly popular in the southern region of the country such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, etc. 

Read the blog to learn about the importance and rituals of Ayudha Puja 2023. Dive in!

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Saraswati Pooja Calendar 2023

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Saraswati Avahan

Oct 20


Mool Nakshatra

Saraswati Puja

Oct 21


Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Saraswati Visarjan

Oct 22


Shravana Nakshatra

Saraswati Balidan

Oct 22


Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra

Ayudha Puja

Oct 23


Date and Timing of Ayudha Puja 2023 

The Ayudha Puja is known by several names across the country. Here are some names and other names of this Puja.

Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: Aayudha Pooja

Karnataka: Ayudha Puje

Maharashtra: Khande Navami

Kerala: Ayudha Puja

Tamil Nadu: Ayudha Poojai

The timings of Ayudha Puja 2023 are as follows;

Ayudha Puja Date: 23rd October, 2023, Monday

Ayudha Puja Vijaya Muhurat: 14:05 - 14:53

Navami Tithi starting at 19:58 on 22nd October, 2023

Navami Tithi ending at 17:44 on 23rd October, 2023

Also See: Today's Shubh Muhurat Time

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Significance of Ayudha Puja 2023 In Indian Culture

The word ‘Ayudha’ means ‘weapons’, thus on this day, people worship their weapons. In the Hindu culture, there is a tradition that whatever tool or equipment one uses, whether it be a plough or a book he/she must bow down to it before using it. In the modern era, this puja is mainly held by the craftsmen and artisans. This Puja is more centric on showing reverence to the tools or instruments of these professions, similar to the Vishwakarma Puja. It is believed that by worshiping their tools, they achieve success and growth in their respective profession. Moreover, the aim of this Puja is also to give the desired respect to the people of these professions. An expert Astrologer can always guide you to know about the rituals of this Puja. Additionally, if you want to improve or strengthen your professional relationship, then performing a Vyapar Vridhi Yantra puja can be helpful. Additionally, people also tend to worship their vehicles on this day. 

In general, the purpose of this Puja is to show respect for everything that you implement into your work, whether from industry, agriculture, or anywhere else. Unless an individual doesn’t approach their work with reverence then they are less likely to yield the desired results of their career and profession. 

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Rituals of Ayudha Puja 

The rituals of Ayudha Puja can vary from state to state. However, here are some basic rituals that every state follows. 

Begin cleaning and washing your instruments, tools, vehicles, and other important things. Apply a tilak of kumkum, sandalwood, and turmeric paste on them. If you possess any weapon, you should apply the tilak on them after cleaning. On the day of Maha Navami place all the tools and instruments near the idols of Maa Lakshmi, and Saraswati and then worship them together. 

Key Takeaway From Ayudha Puja

Ayudha Puja 2023 will be held on 23rd October. This Puja is conducted to worship the weapons, tools, and other important equipment that yield earnings. By worshiping this medium of earnings, people achieve success more than they expect and they also gain wisdom. In the ancient times, this Puja was done to conquer the enemies with the help of the weapons. However, in the modern days, this Puja is more about being grateful for the things that help us lead a better life.

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