Tala Navami is observed on the Navami day of the Bhadrab month of the north Indian calendar.
Tala Navami marks the day for starting the preparation for the upcoming Durga Ashtami or Dassera festival. Tala Navami is a festival of Goddess Durga. Devotees of Durga observe a fast on Tala Navami and break the fast only in the night. Devotees visit the temples of Goddess Durga on Tala Navami.