Akshaya Navami, also known as Amala Naumi, is the ninth day during waxing phase of the moon in Kartik or Kartika Month in a traditional Hindu calendar. In 2016, the date of Akshay Navami is November 8. In western parts of India it is marked on November 9, 2016. The popular belief is that the Treta Yuga started on this day. Some people refer the day as the beginning of the Satyuga. An important event on Akshay Navmi is the distribution of alms and receiving of presents.
The day is observed as Akshay Navami Parikarama Divas in
North India. Goddess Jagadhatri is worshipped on the day in West Bengal. Vrindavan Mathura Parikarma is also observed on this day.
Legend has it that Lord Surya (Sun God) worshipped Goddess Durga on this day and was rewarded properties that is in possession of him. Therefore it is believed that which is given on the day will never be destroyed but will only result in growth.