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Navratri Festival at Washim Balaji Mandir

Navratri Festival at Washim Balaji Mandir is held in Ashwin month. This is one of the most important fair and festival at the Balaji Temple in Washim in Maharashtra. Washim Balaji Mandir Navratri 2023 date is October 15 to October 23, 2023.

The festival begins with hoisting of flags and erecting of Garuda Pillar made of silver.

Music festivals, storytelling and satsangs are organized during the 9-day period. 

Utsav murti of Balaji is taken to Goddess Chamundi Temple and the Washim Balaji Trust offer pujas and silk saree to Goddess. On the 10th day (Vijayadasami day), which is last day, utsava murti and Padukas are taken out on a wooden chariot to the end of municipal limits of the town to carry out Simolanghan ritual.

Navratri Festival at Washim Balaji Mandir is annually held from Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi to Navami tithi or the first to ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.