The important fact related to Bhadli Navmi is that the day is usually considered to be the last day in the year for solemnizing marriages in the Hindu community. It is believed that after the Bhadli Navami, the Lords usually go to sleep; hence all auspicious activities are conducted during this period only. Bhadli Navami also known by the name of Bhatali Navmi, Ashara Shukla Paksha Navmi, Kandarp Navmi and is generally celebrated during the Ashad month. The festival is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the Ashada month.
The festival is observed in honour of Lord Vishnu. It is generally believed in Hindu Mythology that Lord Vishnu is the most powerful of the lot. Among Hindus, marriages cannot be held when the Lord is sleeping. Lord Vishnu’s blessings are necessary to make a married life happier.
Bhadli Navami falls on the last day before Lord Vishnu goes to sleep. Therefore, the devotees desire to spend the day in a unique manner and take the Lords blessings. Bhadli Navmi is the last day for any religious activity.
How to Celebrate
On this day lord Vishnu is worshipped with great enthusiasm annd priests make offerings to Lord Vishnu. Vishnu Sahastranaam and other holy hymns of lord Vishnu are sung on this day.
Especially the state of Jharkhand holds the Bhadli Fair since ancient times. and the festivities continue unabated with the changing times too.
Devotees from all over the region dwell in this small town Itkhori in Jharkhand. An ancient temple belonging to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali in Itkhori is thronged by devotees seeking blessings.
Goddess Kali is worshiped as Jagdamba during the Bhadli fair in Itkhori. The devotees not only offer sacrifices but the fair attracts large number of devotees who come over from far and wide to get the Mudan sansakar of their young children done.
The Bhaddrakali temple in Itkhori is also known for its unique collection of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist deities in their idol form and devotees seek the blessings of all in unison to make their journey of life more meaningful and significant.