Har Navami

Har Navami is observed during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the month of Ashada or Har (June – July). Har Navami 2014 date is July 6. It is believed that Mata Sharika appeared on the earth on the day. The day is observed as the birthday or Jayanti of Goddess Sharika. The ritual and festival is great significance in Jammu and Kashmir.

The most famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sharika is located at Hari Parbat in Jammu and Kashmir. The fourth month in a traditional Hindu calendar is Ashada and this is also known as Har.

Mata Sharika is also worshipped as Maha Tripurasundari. She is also known as Chakrishwar as she is worshipped in the form of Sri Chakra at Hari Parbat.

The day is observed as Bhadali Navami in some regions in North India.