Navalai Devi is a form of Mother Goddess Shakti worshipped in Maharashtra. She is Grama Devata or village deity. She is also the patron Goddess of several communities. There is no proper authentic information regarding her origin.
Navalai Devi is worshipped in murti form. She is depicted either is standing or sitting position. Sometimes devotees only get to view her head. She is depicted with two or four arms. She holds various weapons.
Festivals associated with her vary from region to region. Numerous different type of rituals are dedicated to her.
In some regions there is palkhi dedicated to her.
She is worshipped for early cure from diseases, for good rains and farm yield, for defeating enemies and for fulfillment of desires.